Haiti Adoption Suspended

May 4, 2012

Haiti’s adoption authority,   l’Institut du Bien Être Social et de Recherches (IBESR), informed U.S.   Embassy Port-au-Prince that it will suspend processing of new adoption cases   effective May 7, 2012.  IBESR indicated that the suspension will enable   it to expedite processing on its backlog of pending cases and begin internal
restructuring to bring it closer to international standards.  The U.S.   Embassy has been assured the suspension is temporary and that IBESR will   continue to process all cases that are filed before May 7.


If   you have questions about the status of your adoption case, please work   closely with your adoption agency or facilitator.  Please refer to our   website at adoption.state.gov for updates on the temporary suspension.