Haiti – New Adoption Applications Confirmed

27 04 2010

The U.S. Department of State has issued a statement confirming information previously announced by Joint Council concerning intercountry adoptions in Haiti. IBESR, the Haitian entity responsible for adoptions is accepting applications for children who were documented as adoptable prior to the earthquake and for children relinquished after the earthquake.

The text of the announcement by the Department of State follows.

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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 relinquished by their birth parent(s) since the earthquake.  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.

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