IBESR - is signing out dossiers, for families with or without bio kids.
I have heard of a couple of files where one of the parents is 29 and the other over 30 that were sent back to the adoption attorney with a refusal to sign out those dossiers.
Parquet - Judgments are being signed for families with or without bio kids. I have been getting emails from families that have had their dossiers in parquet for months! I really do not know what to suggest aside from having the lawyer schedule an appointment in parquet to find out why the files has not been signed out.
Also, Mario Joseph, one of the leading human rights attorneys had offered his assistance to creches and families stuck in parquet. However, none of the creches that have files stuck in parquet took up the offer. So, if your file has been in parquet for a really long time, you may want to speak to your creche.
Ministry of Interior - They are really working hard processing files. However, you need to make sure that your creche representative goes and does the "interview" to fill out the two-page information form. I have a format form that I would gladly share that MOI likes to use in obtaining all the necessary information. It cuts down the interview time from about 60 minutes to 15 minutes.
Also, one of the major hold-ups of files in MOI is that they are extremely picky as to the Haitian adoption documents, birth certificates, death certificates, etc. The lawyers in MOI go over them with a fine-tooth-comb. If there is just one little typo (i.e. "le mere" instead of "la mere"), the entire document is rejected and has to be replaced. For example, if it is archive document or a judgment, it can take one to two months to replace, and that is with the creche working diligently on it. MOI is a full-time job, especially if the creche has a lot of files waiting to be processed.
Also, MOI is now requiring three (3) passport photos of the child that was adopted. In the past, they required only two (2) passport photos. You may want to make sure that your creche knows of this new requirement.
French Embassy is processing visas at a reasonably fast rate.
Canadian Embassy is processing visas within a 24 hour period.
U.S. Embassy is as slow as molasses! Hopefully visas will be processed at a more reasonable pace. Some families have been waiting as long as five months for a visa appointment!
P.S. Did you know that one of the creche directors prints out my blog and brings it to the U.S. Embassy for personnel to read? :-)