February 4, 2020. Escorted Adoption Travel from Haiti Possible. The Office of Children's Issues in the past has warned prospective adoptive parents and adoption service providers to review Haiti's Travel Advisory and Country page. Given the difficult situation, PAPs have enquired about authorizing "an appropriate individual to escort their adopted child back to the United States. The Haitian Central Adoption Authority, IBESR, has now informed DOS that such escorting is permissible under Haitian law but reminds PAPs that they must also comply with U.S. adoption laws, in particular 22 CFR Part 96. DOS also states that "Adoption service providers should provide an estimate of the costs parents may incur using this travel process and parents should document all additional expenses." More Information.
February 3, 2020. ASPs and PAPs: Urgent Do Not Travel Advisory for China. The Department of State has posted the notice printed below concerning the Level 4: Do Not Travel Advisory for China directed to potential adoptive parents and adoption service providers. We print it here:
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