Adoption Update

After being gone so much from the orphanage in the last few months, I wanted to sit face to face with the lawyer today and find out what is happening with dispensations and other things going on in IBESR.  We met at a hotel in Petion-Ville to sit together and share information.  I was very pleased with the things I heard.

1. She showed me a list of 59 dossiers that have been given dispensation at the end of last week.  They were all signed by the President’s office and then sent to the Moniteur to be published.  We had 4 children on this list.  This is such a relief!  Although, one of the children on the list has not been there very long and the others have been there since before last summer!  It is crazy the way they choose and pick.

2. She also had the names of 4 other children who will be out on the next list.  So things are moving in the Dispensation office!

3. We have been having trouble with IBESR telling us dispensations were given for two children but we could not find them in the Moniteurs.  We have a subscription to the Moniteur and get them weekly in a bundle.  So the lawyer is looking into this problem.  She has already found one that was missing and is searching for the other.

4. The people who receive dossiers in IBESR does not always read the information well before sending them off for dispensation.  We have a dossier where the couple has an adopted child and their dossier has sat in IBESR for several months.  I have been asking about it since December and have been told that all was okay and not to worry.  I sent the lawyer a message every month since and she goes to IBESR and they told her we must just be patient and wait.  Finally, last week, they told her they made an error and sent it for dispensation.  They are changing this and will work on it to see that it is signed quickly.  When so many hands touch the dossiers, it is very easy to have problems like this and it is so difficult to find out exactly what kind of problem we are trying to solve!  This is just one of the frustrating parts of adoption paperwork in Haiti.

5. Judge Casimir has been replaced in the Civil Court and is no longer in charge of adoptions.  A new judge, Raymond Michel, is now the adoption judge and we do not know yet what he will require from Adoptive families. He will decide If he wants to see adoptive parents or not.  I will let you know more information when I get it.

6. RUMOR is that Madame President Martelly was at IBESR last week talking to the staff about orphanages and adoptions.  Let us pray that this was a positive step.

I just wanted to share with you the good news that dispensations are moving.  It may take a while for the dispensations to be printed in the Moniteur, but once they are then we can start having families come to Haiti to appear in front of their judges.

13 comments (Add your own)

1. Rori Hartzell wrote:
Praise Jesus !!!!!

Wed, March 21, 2012 @ 12:37 PM

2. Kathryn McElveen wrote:
Thanks so much for this update, Dixie! So nice to get some hopeful news!

Wed, March 21, 2012 @ 1:41 PM

3. mbs wrote:
I'm not even an adoptive parent and I am so happy and relieved to read this news. I will keep praying for the children of Haiti, for the new judge, for all the hands that have to touch the dossiers, for your lawyer.... (P.S. I think Madame President should visit GLA :-)

Wed, March 21, 2012 @ 2:19 PM

4. Holly wrote:
So happy to hear this great news! Our dossier is getting authenticated at the Consulate and will be on its way to you in the next few weeks. We look forward to continuing to prepare our hearts and our home for the new sweet ones we will be blessed to include in our family. Thank you, Dixie, for your tireless work on behalf of the children who need an advocate. We pray for your continued strength and wisdom.

Wed, March 21, 2012 @ 3:46 PM

5. Kelly wrote:
Praise God! Continued prayers for a smoother process, and strength for you all!!

Wed, March 21, 2012 @ 4:18 PM

6. Tracey wrote:
Thanks for the update and encouraging news Dixie! Our file isn't even there yet and the time it's going to take to get that dispensation is already on our minds.

Wed, March 21, 2012 @ 4:54 PM

7. Kristin Schell wrote:
It is an encouragement to us to read about the adoptions moving forward. We will definitely need the dispensation so hopefully things keep moving. Thanks for keeping us in the loop, it makes waiting a little easier. Thanks for all you do day in and day out!

Wed, March 21, 2012 @ 5:56 PM

8. rhonda heal wrote:
this is great news! thank you so much for the update... :)

Wed, March 21, 2012 @ 8:00 PM

9. cathleen wrote:
how are regular dossiers moving along in IBESR?

Wed, March 21, 2012 @ 8:38 PM

10. Paula Prather wrote:
Thank you so much for the information!! It is hard to be disconnected. We want so badly to be there and all of your communication helps us to feel connected. We have been in constant prayer for our paperwork as well as other families. What a blessing to hear some positive news!!

Wed, March 21, 2012 @ 11:30 PM

11. jb wrote:
We have been waiting since September in dispensation. Praise God things are starting to move. Thank you for your updates

Thu, March 22, 2012 @ 11:07 AM

12. Jane Blannin-Bruleigh wrote:
Dixie, so glad to hear that things are finally starting to move! I also think that you should invite Madame President to visit GLA!!! then she could see first hand what a good quality American Haitian orphanage is like1 blessings and prayers, as always, :-)

Fri, March 23, 2012 @ 11:55 PM

13. God's Littlest Angels in Haiti » Blog Archive » Prayer Requests for GLA wrote:
[...] Dispensations – while they aren’t moving as fast as we would like, we have seen some progress on that front lately.   Check out what Dixie wrote about it at [...]

Wed, April 18, 2012 @ 8:34 AM

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