I have noticed a lot of interest in Haiti adoption. This is good. There is such a great need for care of orphans in this country. One of the recent comments from this blog dealt with adopting a child/children from Haiti whose parents are still living and want you to take the kid for a better life. I do not know much about this. I know that relinquishment papers can be signed in some countries but am not certain in Haiti. One of the biggest obstacles that could be for adopting out of this situation is that the governments of both Haiti and United States are VERY careful in the wake of the 2010 devastation that occurred. I know that adoption regulations have been tightened in order to ensure the safety of the children.
As for hiring a lawyer in the United States and Haiti, I would think that answer would be yes. Each lawyer would bring their countries laws and decrees to the table. In that regard, focusing your attention to both countries is a good idea. Keep in mind that when a child has living relatives getting the government to approve an adoption will be filled with legal red tape. This red tape could stall an adoption indefinitely and require a lot of money to correct. I would be very careful and sure of what I was doing before I proceeded down this path. I would also work with the United States government from the start to ensure that the end result would be success. If you have adopted a child from Haiti that has living parents, we would love to hear about your experiences.
Haiti adoption continues to grow. The need is very great and the media frenzy after the earthquake has benefitted this country by bringing it to the attention of the world. There are many orphan children in Haiti. They need the stability and comfort that a home brings. These children are said to have great dispositions. They adjust well to their new families and flourish when given the time and opportunity to do so. There are many blogs and literature available regarding interracial adoption. Consider reading other people’s experiences prior to starting the adoption process. Some of the experiences that they have had regarding race and hair care are interesting to read. This can expand your knowledge base and allow you to go into an adoption of an interracial child with an idea of what to expect.
Haiti is currently open for adoption. Haiti is not a Hague Convention country and does not hold to its statutes.