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  • IBESR News and Rumors

    I wanted to give you some news I have received in the last few days about IBESR and the adoption process.  Now some of this news is second hand and some I know from our own experience but just want to let you know that sometimes things said by IBESR personnel never happen.  We deal with different people in IBESR and sometimes each will give you a different answer to the same question!  This inconsistency carries through to the whole adoption process. 1. First I wanted to tell you ...

  • More dossiers released by IBESR for the Children's Court

    Yesterday we received 17 dossiers from IBESR for our abandoned children to be taken to the Children's Court so they can be signed by the mayor and then be proposed to families. We already have 4 dossiers down there waiting to be finished so the biological parents can come and sign them. They are have been there at least 6 weeks but having trouble getting them signed.

  • IBESR Visit July 31

    I woke up today not feeling 100% and ended up being sick on the way down the mountain and while at IBESR.  But we got some good news while we were there!  IBESR handed us 4 children's dossiers to take to the Children's Judge with the birth parents for the final signature needed to make sure the children are legally adoptable.  This signature is the severance of the parental rights of the birth parents.  We have been waiting for them to hand us some of these dossiers for the l...

  • Taxes and Matches

    New Tax for all Visitors to Haiti effective 1st of July 2014 It was just announced that there will be a new tax collected on ENTRY into Haiti. Whether you arrive in Haiti by land, sea or air, you will pay  $10 unless you are a child under 5, a diplomat, or you hold an official passport.  The money you use to pay the $10 will be according to the passport you carry.  Americans will pay in US Dollars, Canadians will pay in Canadian Dollars and Europeans will pay in Euros.  We ar...

  • IBESR Adoption News 17 June 2014

    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.

  • IBESR News 13 June 2014

    This has been a busy week for me being my first week back in Haiti.  I also have been really tired trying to get used to the humidity and heat again!  It always take me a little while when coming back from Colorado which is about 20% humidity and coming to Haiti which is probably close to 100% humidity at times!  The difference  makes me tired for a few days. My trip down to IBESR went well.  Several people were out sick due what they are saying is the Chikungunya fever....

  • IBESR News

    I have personally not been to IBESR in a little while.  I felt like I was just spinning my wheels with the adoption section because nothing was being done with proposals.  Today, when Magaly called to talk to the secretary, the secretary wanted to know if I was "angry" with them because Mr. Guillaume commented that I had not been down asking him about the dossiers!  I had to laugh because I stopped going and asking so much since I could see he was stressed and overwhelmed by all o...

  • When It Rains, It Pours!...and other news!

    Today was a good day at IBESR.  I think they are tired of seeing me and answering my questions.  But I am NOT giving up and maybe if someone from GLA just keeps showing their faces down there, we will get good news soon! IBSER NEWS I was able to get 3 children moving through the system.  These children had been "stuck" waiting for a document because no one in IBESR really knew what they wanted!  We ended up going to the courts and asking for 4 different documents!  Final...

  • Good News from IBESR on Tuesday 14 January

    I have had a very busy day and almost forgot to blog about my meeting at IBESR! The last few meetings I have had  I think have been very positive. GLA dossiers that have been stuck in dispensation for months on end have been moved to the Director's office and we are now waiting on the director's signature.  I think this is a big step forward and on Thursday I will find out if the director has signed them yet or not.

  • IBESR News About Dispensations

    I was very fortunate today to see several people that I needed to see in IBESR.  First I saw Maitre Nathalie Jean, an IBESR lawyer.  We discussed the problems between the "old" adoption law and the "new" adoption law.  There is some conflict between the two of them and the adoptions in progress in IBESR.  Social Services has to come up with a way to release the adoptions that meet the requirements of the new law and decide when they will release those files. For me, there is ...

  • Tuesday's Meeting with the Director of IBESR

    I feel like our meeting on Tuesday with Mme Arielle Villedrouin went very well.  I feel like she really listened to us and is going to try and help us find solutions to a few concerns that we have.  I have been trying to get an appointment to see her since October.  It is impossible to get a confirmed appointment!  At the IBESR meeting last week, I was able to ask her directly about getting an appointment and she gave me one right there and then! I wanted to talk to her about...