Haiti – Suspension of Adoptions Visa Processing

Effective February 14, 2019, Embassy Port-au-Prince will stop visa processing for adoption cases, due to the ordered departure of non-emergency Embassy personnel and the ordered departure of their family members.  Please review the February 14th Haiti Travel Advisory for additional information on current security concerns in Haiti.  Prospective adoptive parents should not travel to Haiti for visa interviews or socialization visits until further notice.

Should adoption service providers or adoptive families have any questions or concerns, please email the Office of Children’s Issues at adoption@state.gov or U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince at papadoptions@state.gov.  We will circulate an updated notice once the authorized departure is lifted and Embassy Port-au-Prince resumes adoptions visa processing.


Haitian children with special needs need forever families!  Siblings, children 6 and older and special needs children are waiting.  Younger children with non-special needs are also available for adoption.  Contact our Country Specialist, Angela Jackson, for more information on how you can be that forever family to a Haitian child!