Thursday, April 29, 2010

DOS Corrected Adoption Notice - Haiti

Adoption Notice

Bureau of Consular Affairs

Office of Children’s Issues

IBESR Accepting New Adoption Cases

April 29, 2010

Haiti’s adoption authority, the Institut du Bien-être Social et de Recherches(IBESR), has informed the U.S. Government that they are now accepting new adoption applications for Haitian children who were either documented as orphans before January 12, 2010, or who have been relinquished by their birth parent(s) since the earthquake. The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince has also resumed normal visa processing. We encourage prospective adoptive parents to verify that their application is being processed in accordance with Haitian legal requirements and the procedures established by IBESR. For more details on intercountry adoptions from Haiti please see Haiti country specific information.

Changes to the April 27 Notice are highlighted by PEAR in green for clarity. The following green highlighted text was removed: We encourage prospective adoptive parents to submit their adoption applications directly through the IBESR to ensure that the process is done in accordance with Haitian legal requirements.

Ethics, Transparency, Support~
What All Adoptions Deserve.

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