File Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. If approved, then file DS-230, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, with appropriate fees, and any other forms required for overseas processing. See the Department of State’s website for more information.
If you are completing the adoption as a Permanent Resident, not as a U.S. citizen, you must file the Form I-130. After the Form I-130 is approved, you must wait until a visa number becomes available in accordance with the Department of State Visa Bulletin in order to file either the DS-230 or the Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. Your adopted child will not automatically become a U.S. citizen. Only the U.S. citizen adoptive parent may file a Form N-600K, Application for Certificate of Citizenship, on behalf of his or her adopted child.
File Form N-600K, Application for Citizenship, with appropriate fees, for issuance of a certificate of citizenship under section 322 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. (Currently filed with USCIS field offices within the United States.)
File Form DS-156, Nonimmigrant Visa Application, with any required fees, for B-2 visa to allow the child to be temporarily present in the United States with a lawful admission for the N-600K interview. (Must be admission, not parole.)
NOTE: The adoptive child must maintain his or her lawful B-2 status through the date of adjudication.
If you have completed the adoption in Haiti and already filed Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, and it is pending or approved, then you may continue with the orphan adoption process in Haiti.
Under this process you are not required to have 2 years of legal custody and joint residence.
NOTE: It is possible that the overseas prospective adoptive parent could apply with the U.S. Embassy in his or her country of residence, but he or she would have to check with the Department of State to verify this.