Adoptions are open in Haiti. We are accepting children into the orphanage and accepting dossiers for families to adopt them. This is the first time in several years that we have more children than we do adoptive families waiting to adopt! I realize that since we are only accepting families who meet the 1974 criteria that it is more difficult to find families that meet all of the criteria, but I have faith that there are families for each of these children. Hopefully, after the national elections on 28 November and with the new senators taking office in February, we will see movement on them approving the new adoption law.
We are working hard to get children paper ready for adoption and finding families for each of them. We are sending children and their parents for DNA by the carload, and trying to get them all done as quickly as we can get the parents here.
The adoption process in Haiti in the last 10 years has been a long drawn out process. I am very interested to see how the whole process goes now. I am certain that it will be a bumpy journey getting through the adoption system here in Haiti post-earthquake. But we have to find families for these children, or where do they go? A Haitian orphanage? No, they need families and that is our goal for each and every one.
Accepted Kyanne's Referral... Count down to bring her home
June 30 2008 Confirmed our decision that we are adopting!!!July 1 2008 I gave the news to my mom and dad that they were going to be mémére and pépére xoxo
Sept 30 2008 First home study visit.
Dec 1 2008 Home Study APPROVED!
Dec 3 2008 Gattered up all paperwork for our dossier with SW.
Dec 5 2008 Lawer notarized our dossier Dec 10 2008 Provincial Approval
Dec 19 2008 Dossier is with Imagine Adoption
Jan 30 2009 Dossier is in Ottawa
Feb 16 2009 Dossier has reached Ghana! Waiting for referral! April 24 2009 Email saying Ghana program migh close June 8 2009 Email that Ghana prgram was remaining OPEN
June 16 2009 Email saying that if Immagine does not get documentation from DSW, program is closing June 19.
June 25 2009 Email saying they still dont have any news. We will know by July 7.
July 10 2009 Made decision to switch to Haiti program
July 13 2009 Imagine Adoption went bankrupt
July 16 2009 Officially starting Process #2 to Haiti
Nov 18 2009 Haiti Dossier left for Gentle Path Serv. - Dept. Social Dev.(Fred)
Nov 19 2009 Left Gentle Path Serv. - Dept. Social Dev. (Fred) Nov 25 2009 Left Dept. Social Dev. - Foreign Affairs(Ottawa) Dec 1 2009 Left Foreign Affairs - Haitian Embassy (Ottawa) Jan 12 2010 Earthquake in Haiti
Jan 12 2010 Left Haitian Embassy - Back to Dept. Social Dev. Mar 17 2010 Dept. Social Dev. - Sylvie to hand deliver
Mar 26 2010 Adoptions areopen again.
Apr 5-12 2010 Volunteer Mission to GLA
Apr 5 2010 Hand delivered Dossier to Dixie April 7 2010 We are Expecting!
June 14, 2010 Berline Gédéon is born!
Feb 21, 2011RECEIVED REFERRAL of our Baby Girl!!
Avril 29 2011 Dossier Out of IBESR May 10, 2011Meeting Kyanne first timeand signing papers in Court July 4, 2011 Dossier Out of Parquet
July 2011 Dossier Out of Courts
July 2011 National Archives for Attestation signature for Act of Adoption
July 2011 Legalization at Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs (MAE)
Aug 11 2011 Final Attestation before entering MOI - Passport
Sept 292011 Out of MOI Oct 12 2011New Birth Certificat extrait received
Oct 20 2011 Passport Issued Oct 25 2011 Medical appointment Nov 7 2011 Dossier entered Canadian Embassy for her VISA Nov 11 2011 VISA Issued! Nov 19 2011 Gotch Day! Forever Family!!!
Wife, step mom and mom to Nicole, Renée and Kyanne. We share our lovely home with Sam our Boxer and Thomas our newest addition the St. Bernard and our lovely cat Sponge that is the size of Garfield. My husband and I have been very fortunate to found an ocean front house and turned it into our home. We love it and appreciate every moment that we can spend watching the sunset and meditating to the sound of the ocean’s waves crashing on the cliff. I have a good job working as a public servant for the Gov of Canada; however it’s just a job. I need it to be able to do what I truly enjoy in life! I just need it to be able to enjoy. Traveling, eating organic, raw food, paying for our adoption, affording hot yoga and being able to afford a good bottle of red wine when I feel like it. Life is too short to stress. Live and enjoy every moment like it was your last day on this earth!