Delays in Processing of Intercountry Adoptions from Haiti

September 18, 2017 Update

On September 12, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) issued a notice regarding intercountry adoption from Haiti titled “Notice: Update to Strike Delays Processing of Intercountry Adoptions” [PDF version].

The DOS warns of continued delays in processing intercountry adoptions from Haiti “due to multiple strikes within the judicial system throughout the country.” The DOS explains that while the striking court clerks and bailiffs discussed in its August 4 update have returned to work, Hait's judges have announced a separate strike beginning immediately.

Intercountry adoption from Haiti

August 4, 2017 Update

On August 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) issued a notice regarding intercountry adoption from Haiti titled “Court Clerk Strike Delays Processing of Intercountry Adoptions” [PDF version].

The notice explains that there are delays in processing time for completing an intercountry adoption from Haiti due to a strike initiated by court clerks and bailiffs throughout Haiti. Due to the strike, courts in all 18 of Haiti's jurisdictional districts have been closed since July 3, 2017.

We will update the site with more information on intercountry adoption from Haiti when it becomes available.