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Notice: Court Clerk 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 current delays in the processing time to complete an adoption from Haiti due to a strike initiated by court clerks and bailiffs throughout the country. Courts in all 18 jurisdictional districts have been closed since the strike began on July 3, 2017. 

Please contact PAPAdoptions@state.gov with questions.