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Haiti allows adoptions under Hague Agreement

Haiti has signed the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-Operation in Respect of  Intercountry  Adoption and will allow adoptions to begin again with new requirements in place.

The US Department of State has warned there may be some delays as the new program is haiitimapimplemented in the country.

Some of the changes include a reduction in the age requirement of prospective parents from 35 years to a minimum of 30 years. Additionally, they have reduced the amount of time a couple must be married before trying to adopt from from 10 years to 5.

Haiti is allowing only some adoption service providers to work with them, but a list has not yet been provided. It is estimated more than 50,000 Haitian children live in orphanages.

Read more about the situation at the US Dept. of State website and in an ABC New story.

 

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