November 8, 2015
This alert updates the Department of State’s April 24, 2013 notice pertaining to Haiti’s list of authorized U.S. accredited adoption service providers. Haiti’s adoption authority, Institut du Bien-Être Social et de Recherches (IBESR), has renewed the authorization of a limited number of U.S. Hague accredited adoption service providers (ASPs) to provide adoption services in Haiti. The ASPs’ authorization to operate in Haiti is valid until September 2016; however, IBESR may in its discretion decide to revoke an ASP's authorization any time before that date. The Department urges all U.S. prospective adoptive parents interested in pursuing an adoption in Haiti to work with a U.S. ASP authorized by IBESR. ASPs facilitating an intercountry adoption without IBESR’s authorization are subject to fines and possible imprisonment.
According to IBESR, the following U.S. ASPs have been authorized to operate in Haiti. The Department will publish the names of any additional authorized ASPs upon receipt of official notification from IBESR.
Please note that if you are currently working with an adoption service provider that is no longer authorized to work in Haiti, IBESR has indicated that your adoption will be able to proceed with your current provider. However, additional guidance from IBESR on this issue is pending and families should contact our office with any questions or concerns. If you have any questions about this notice, please contact the Office of Children’s Issues via email at Haitiadoptions@state.gov.
The information in this alert is subject to change. The Department of State will continue topost updates on our website as they are updated by IBESR. Please continue to monitor to our website for updates on adoptions in Haiti.