A team from both entities visited Haiti at the beginning of February with three goals:
- To assess whether the DOS would be able to verify that requirements in individual adoption cases had been met as specified by the Hague Convention.
- To discuss a transition plan for non-Hague cases
- To establish a working group between the two governments to manage transition cases
This is thrilling news for Haiti, as it becomes one of the first if not the only developing nation to implement the Hague Convention on International Adoption in the prescribed, graduated way and use the Convention as it was intended: as a protection for children and families.