April 30, 2010
Joint Council has published a Summary Report entitled Intercountry Adoption in Haiti: Safeguards and Protections . Joint Council provides the Summary Report to assist individuals, families, and professionals with an understanding the current situation of intercountry adoption from Haiti and the risks and benefits of moving forward with an adoption. As noted in the Summary Report, individuals interested in starting the adoption process of children from Haiti should proceed with caution. As the adoption process reopens in Haiti we anticipate greater challenges than prior to the earthquake.