This month IBESR named the agencies they will allow to adopt from Haiti and the adoption quotas they will allow for each country. The United States is allowed 240 adoptions per year divided between 19 agencies which means 1 dossier submitted per month. 240 dossiers for the USA is not a lot. The Netherlands is given the quota of 20. We have information on Canada, Germany, Belgium, Spain, USA, France, Switzerland, and Italy and the agencies that work in each country.
IBESR is allowing 810 dossiers TOTAL to go through IBESR each year. They are still taking applications from countries wanting to do adoptions with Haiti, but it looks like IBESR will allow less than 1000 adoptions per year. IBESR does say that the quotas will be raised or lowered as they see the need to do so.
IBESR sent out a notice that they would start accepting dossiers mid January but the crèches that I have contact with tell me that none of their dossiers have been accepted. We have tried twice to put in dossiers and both times have been told that they are not accepting dossiers yet. Social Services is just now studying our crèche applications that we put together back in September. After they study them, then they will start issuing our yearly certificates which we need before we can submit dossiers.
I will keep you informed when we hear more from IBESR.
Posted on Thu, January 31, 2013