Jamaica

July 14, 2014

Notice: New UAA Country Specific Guidance for Jamaica

The Department of State recently provided new country specific guidance for intercountry adoptions from Jamaica. This guidance reflects that as of July 14, 2014, the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 (UAA) affects the provision of adoption services in non-Convention adoption cases, including those from Jamaica. The published guidance explains the impact of the UAA on adoption cases in Jamaica, taking into account the role of Jamaican public authorities in the different types of intercountry adoption processes available there. More information is available on the UAA Country Specific Guidance page and the country information sheet for Jamaica.