Haiti – Extension of the suspension of international adoptions – Communiqué (23 June 2021)


The prevailing insecurity and general deterioration in the situation in Haiti constitute major risk factors for the security of our nationals as well with respect to the ethics of adoption procedures, the legality of which, in accordance with the requirements of the Hague Convention of May 29, 1993, on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, can no longer be guaranteed.

In light of this situation, the suspension of international adoptions in Haiti has been extended to June 30, 2022.

This decision applies to applications by prospective adoptive parents residing in France who have not been matched with a child at the time of entry into force of the order.

A new assessment of the local security situation will be completed before the deadline.