IBESR posted some news today about adoptions. June is the month for new agencies to apply to IBESR for authorization to participate in the International Adoption Program. Re-authorization for current agencies is coming up at the end of the summer as well as for creches.
This notice also talks about the ages of adoptive parents which I think we all have understood. That has been the simplest changes to understand with the new law! It does say that the upper age of 50 means that this is good until the next birthday of 51. So they can be 50 years and 11 months when they get their match from IBESR.
Dispensations are being dealt with finally and are no longer required and this has been declared by IBESR. We hope this means all dossiers needing dispensation will signed out of IBESR and those already signed out will be treated by Parquet as normal.
Gives notice, furthermore, that the Act of August 29, 2013 repealing the decree of April 4, 1974 puts an end to the presidential waiver authorizing adoption for prospective adoptive parents who already have biological children. Cases for which the presidential waiver was not solicited or granted as of November 15, 2013, are exempt from this formality, but will be processed in accordance with section 37, 36, 76, 78 of the Act of august 29, 2013;
The notice also talks about raising the fees and having them posted by 2 July 2014. Then we will all know how much an adoption in Haiti will really cost.
I encourage you all to keep praying and we all are hoping for IBESR to finally get things moving and proposals given to waiting families.
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