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Notice: Update to Strike Delays Processing of Intercountry Adoptions

The Department of State, Office of Children’s Issues, wishes to advise U.S. prospective adoptive parents and adoption service providers of potential continued delays in the processing time to complete an adoption from Haiti due to multiple strikes within the judicial system throughout the country. The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince reports that while court clerks and bailiffs have returned to work, Haiti’s judges have now announced a separate strike beginning immediately. Courts in all 18 jurisdictional districts will likely remain closed until the strike is resolved.