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.
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.