As our church and community has embraced the children that we serve in Haiti, we hear many requests for information about adopting children in Haiti. Haiti is open for adoption and many children are waiting to be matched with families. I have listed some agencies and orphanages below.
Working with a supportive and experienced agency is important. The agencies and orphanages listed have MANY years of experience in Haiti. :)
A few guidelines regarding adoption requirements in Haiti:
Haiti does not allow single men to adopt.
Haiti does allow single women to adopt.
Haiti has a minimum age limit for parents. Couples must be at least 35 years of age unless there is documented infertility.
Haiti requires that couples be together at least 7 to 10 years.
Haiti will allow families with up to 2 biological children to adopt with a Presidential dispensation. (special approval) - If your family size exceeds the number of children allowed, you can submit a request for Presidential approval. Agencies are seeing larger families approved to adopt.
One or two parents may be required to travel to submit adoption paperwork and finalize the adoption
The average adoption process in Haiti is approx. 2 years from the start of your homestudy until your child comes home.
Hi! My husband Jeff and I have been married for 31 years. We have 9 children. Three by birth and six through adoption. Our children were born here in the US, China, Korea, Haiti and Hong Kong. God put adoption on my heart when I was a little girl. I grew up in the Foursquare Church with my dad being a pastor. We often had missionaries in our home. The pictures of children that lived in orphanages where they ministered were permanently etched on my heart. :)