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Loi réformant l'Adoption en Haiti: Un Acte decisif de protection de l'Enfant en conformité avec les conventions internationales
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Author(s): Patrick Camille, Annie Chen, Andolphe Guillaume

Primary Language: French

Date: 7/7/2014


Following the 2010 earthquake, Haiti has attracted increased interest as a source for international adoptions. Yet groups interested in child welfare and protection feared irregularities in the child adoption process. In 2012, Haiti ratified the Hague Convention which enshrines the principle that international adoption should be considered a protective measure, to ensure a child's best interest. It took the establishment of a new law in Haiti to ensure that national legal provisions conformed with the Hague Convention. The Haitian government passed the "Loi réformant l'Adoption” (the law reforming adoption), which was published in October 2013. This brief explains the rationale for and the purpose of this new law. It also describes the Haitian Government’s efforts to reform the legal framework for child protection, with the technical support of international actors including the  HPP AKSE project, funded by the U.S. Agency for  International Development (USAID) and implemented by Futures Group.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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