International Adoption Update: Haiti

Important information for those considering Haiti as an international adoption option.

haiti-map-12798447The following update contains NEW INFORMATION (dated 3/9/16) from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding adoptions from Haiti.

Early in February, representatives from the U.S. Department of State and USCIS visited Haiti to discuss adoptions to the United States.

During this trip the Haitian Central Authority, L’Institut du Bien-Etre Social et de Recherches (IBESR), provided new information focused primarily on adoptions processed under the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, which entered into force in Haiti on April 1, 2014.

Find significantly updated guidance available now on the Department’s updated page on adopting from Haiti.

To learn more about processing of transition cases and conventions adoptions, please note that you will find more information and additional guidance posted on the USCIS website when available.