ADOPTING IN HAITI

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“A tiny country

that stuck its giant cayman maw

in the Caribbean Sea’s flesh

from as far back as I can remember

it was the entire universe.”

                                                                                                  Louis-Philippe Dalembert

HAITI ACCEPTS:

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Childless married couples

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Married couples with children

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Single people

COFA Lyon – Œuvre Adoptive Lyonnaise is accredited by Haiti

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Adopted children will only have French nationality.

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Signatory of The Hague Convention.

AGE OF HAITIAN CHILDREN WHO HAVE ARRIVED VIA COFA LYON – OAL SINCE 2014

KEY NUMBERS

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5

Haitian children who arrived in 2019

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20

years of adoption in Haiti

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1

local Haitian representative available

HAITI OVERVIEW

Ministerial Order (MEAE) Order of 9 June 2020 on the prorogation of the order of 11 March 2020 on the temporary suspension of international adoption procedures for Haitian children residing in Haiti.

This suspension was renewed until 31 December 2020.

A new order dated 18 December 2020 has extended the suspension until 30 June 2021.

Organisation
IBESR is the central authority, since joining the CDLH

Age criteria of adopters
50 years maximum

Adopter description
Married for 5 years, partnered for 5 years, with or without children, singles from 35 years of age

Childcare
“Crèche” = private collective organisation, with or without state funding, from 40 to 100 children

Child type
Single child or siblings who have experienced living in a community setting.

Indicative time frame
2 years after filing an application with IBESR for the socialisation stay, then 10 to 12 months following the child’s arrival in France.

The following are considered as Special Needs Children (SN)
Children aged 6 or older,siblings and sick or handicapped children. he procedure for SN children is the same as for non-SN children.

ADOPTING IN HAITI

To adopt in Haiti, please send

  • a covering letter,
  • photocopies of the approval,
  • photocopies of General Council reports,
  • photocopies of your family record book,
  • a copy of the reasons adduced for a judgment if you are divorced,
  • a photograph,
  • a stamped envelope for our response.

We will examine your application based on the criteria issued by the country of the children’s origin and on the quality of reports.

Haiti does not accept applications that have approvals for children under the age of 4. For siblings. we select applications for children up to the age of 6 years and 11 months (eldest sibling).

BIRTH PARENT SEARCH

Were you adopted in Haiti and would you like to find out more about your origins? You may visit the official Mission de l’Adoption Internationale website for information about this and for guidelines written by professionals for adoptees, which can be downloaded from:

https://ht.ambafrance.org/Recherche-des-origines

ADOPTION PROCEDURE

Beginning of the procedure

Sending adoption request

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

BOOKS ABOUT HAITI

HISTORY OF HAITI