The US will put more efforts into protecting Haitian orphans that maybe ready for adoption.

In light of the Haitian disaster and to protect the Haitian orphans from possible illegal adoptions the USCIS announced that, beginning April 1, 2010, USCIS is centralizing processing and adjudication of all new orphan (Non-Hague) petitions with the agency’s specialized adoptions team at the National Benefits Center (NBC) in Missouri.