How Our Haiti Adoption Agency Helps Families On Their Adoption Journey

At Building Arizona Families, our Haiti adoption agency has been helping families adopt children from Haiti since 2005. As a licensed, non-profit, Hague accredited Haiti adoption agency, we are excited to work with families in any state through our Haiti adoptions program.

Are You Eligible to Adopt Internationally with Our Haiti Adoption Agency? 

Are you considering adopting a child from Haiti? We are here to help you along your adoption journey. Whether you are a family wanting to grow, a married couple or a single applicant wishing to start your family – Building Arizona Families wants to help you begin your journey of adopting a child from Haiti. 

To be eligible to adopt a child from Haiti, the Haiti adoption requirements for couples are- 

  • Opposite sex couples with at least one parent age 30, and both parents under age 48
  • Five years of marriage or cohabitation
  • Families can have any number of biological or adopted children, as long as they can provide for the adopted child from Haiti
  • Financially stable
  • No one in the house can have any unlawful activity in their background

To be eligible to adopt a child from Haiti, the requirements for singles are- 

  • Single applicants age 35-48
  • Single applications can have any number of biological or adopted children, as long as they can provide for the adopted child from Haiti
  • Financially stable
  • No one in the house can have any unlawful activity in their background

Who is Available to Adopt Through International Haiti Adoption?

Healthy children up to 12 years old are waiting for adoption. Unless they are part of a sibling group, the youngest age a child may come home is around six to seven years old. Most children have no permanent health or developmental concerns. If your family feels drawn to adopt a child from Haiti who experiences these concerns, our Haiti adoption agency always need families to adopt children with special needs. 

How Does Building Arizona Families Assist Families on Their Journeys?

Building Arizona Families will take the time to guide you through the Haiti adoption process and assist you in the preparation for Haiti adoptions. Let us know how we can better help you start your adoption journey HERE

For more information on how you can adopt a child from Haiti, visit our Haiti adoption agency program page HERE. Lisa Peterson, Haiti Adoption Program Manager, is happy to answer any questions you have. You can e-mail HERE or call her at 623-692-4424. Please visit our Haiti Adoptions page HERE for more detailed information about our Haiti adoption agency and our program. 

Our Haiti Adoption Agency is Non-Profit, Licensed, and Hague Accredited

Haiti Adoption Agency

Are you currently searching for Haiti adoption agencies in Arizona? When searching for Haiti adoption agencies, ensuring the agency is appropriately licensed and accredited is a vital first step in your international adoption journey. As a non-profit, licensed and accredited adoption agency, Building Arizona Families is able to offer a Haiti adoption program. Proper licensing and accreditation can ensure adoptive families, birth parents, and children are fully protected and cared for during the adoption process. If you are looking for more information about the Haiti adoption program, please download our free info kit HERE. Our mission is to place as many Haitian children in forever homes as possible and we can only do this with the love and support of our amazing growing families!

Hague Accredited Haiti Adoption Agency 

A Hague accreditation means an adoption agency goes through rigorous evaluation by an accrediting entity. Standards and practices like adoptive parent recruitment, placement of special needs children, home study comprehensiveness, and education available throughout a Haiti adoption are intensely evaluated. 

Being Hague accredited means an agency is operating under the highest standards. We have been chosen as one of a small number of adoption agencies to continue working in Haiti. Since 2005, we have been working alongside forever families when they decide to adopt a child from Haiti. Visit us HERE to learn more about our commitment to breaking down barriers to help our family’s Haiti adoption succeeds.

With our internationally accredited adoption expertise, we can significantly assist our families through the adoption process. The compilation of many required documents can seem daunting, but we help our families every step of the way. Our adoptive families are a top priority. Building Arizona Families supports adoptive families with responsive, proactive service and communication.

Choosing a Hague Accredited Adoption Agency for Haiti Adoptions

When making the beautiful decision to begin the Haiti adoption journey, choosing the right adoption agency is essential. Your adoption agency should be committed to providing high levels of service and communication during the adoption process. Above all else, the right adoption agency is appropriately certified, accredited, and licensed. A Hague accredited adoption agency will work very seriously to protect every child and family.

At Building Arizona Families, we want your family to be provided with the utmost professionalism and expertise. As a Hague accredited, licensed, non-profit adoption agency, we are equipped and ready to help you on your adoption journey. We provide adoption services for families across the USA. Our mission is to place as many children as possible into loving families, and it is a joy to help families grow.

For more information on how you can adopt a child from Haiti, please visit Adopt Haiti Children HERE. Let us know how we can better help you start your adoption journey HERE. Contact Lisa Peterson, Haiti Adoption Program Manager, by email HERE or call her at 623-692-4424 for more information on the Haiti adoption process or find out details about upcoming adoption seminars.

Adopt a Child from Haiti and Bless Them with a Home of Love and Safety

Adopt a Child from Haiti

Growing a family through love and adoption is a beautiful way to open your home to a child in need. A single parent or married couple can share in the incredible moment of welcoming a Haitian child into their lives through international adoption. Adopting a child from Haiti is blessing a child with a new beginning and a solid foundation to grow and prosper. When adopting a child from Haiti, you offer them a forever home of love and safety.

Am I Eligible to Adopt a Child from Haiti?

Adoptive families must meet the following criteria for Haiti adoption eligibility –

  • Opposite sex married couple, with at least one parent age 30, but both parents not older than 48 years
  • Single applicants need to be age 35-48 years old
  • Financially stable and able to provide for the child
  • No one in the household can have any unlawful activity in their background

Please find a complete list of adoptive parent requirements when adopting a child from Haiti, HERE.

How Long Does the International Adoption Process Take?

Due to the Haitian legal intricacies, adopting a child from Haiti can take over 36 months.

Does Building Arizona Families Have any Licenses or Accreditations for International Adoption?

As a Hague accredited international adoption agency, we operate with the highest standards. Building Arizona Families is one of a small number of U.S. adoption agencies permitted to continue working in Haiti. With over 13 years of internationally accredited adoption expertise, we greatly assist our families through the international adoption process.

Where can I Find More Information About the Haiti Adoption Program?

Please visit our website HERE to learn more about the Haiti adoption program at Building Arizona Families. Our agency also hosts adoption seminars that offer our families more information about adopting children from Haiti. Contact Lisa Peterson, Haiti Adoption Program Manager, HERE for more details on the Haiti adoption process or upcoming seminars, or call her at 623-692-4424.

Building Arizona Families is a Local Arizona Adoption Agency Helping Families Adopt a Child from Haiti

We provide adoption services for families across the USA. Building Arizona Families supports adoptive families with responsive, proactive service and communication. It is our mission to place as many children as possible into loving families, and it is a joy to help families grow. As one of a small number of U.S. adoption agencies allowed to continue working in Haiti, we operate under the highest standards. Since 2005, we have been working alongside forever families when adopting children from Haiti.

For more information on how you can adopt a child from Haiti, visit us HERE. Let us know how we can better help you start your adoption journey HERE. Building Arizona Families thanks you for entrusting us with your adoption journey and the chance to help your family grow with our accredited adoption agency in Arizona!

Our International Family Adoption Agency Supports the Parenting Journey

International Family Adoption Agency

As an international family adoption agency, Building Arizona Families recognizes that a common issue among children who are adopted internationally or from foster care is food hoarding or food issues. While it can be frustrating to deal with as a parent, there are some strategies to handling it successfully.

Our International Family Adoption Agency Supports Adoptive Parents and Parenting Children with Food Issues

The trauma of an experience, maybe years in the past, could still live with and haunt adopted children. They may have had a deep-seated belief they were going to starve. This belief propels them to take extra food when they are full, take a fist full of candy, or hide snacks under the bed. Here are a few key responses to food issues that may bring healthy results.

1. Compassion. Many adoptive parents can’t imagine what it was like to be starving as an infant, toddler, or youngster. Remember where your adopted child has come from, what their brain is whispering to them, and what they live with.

2.  Reassurance. Let your adopted child know it’s going to be okay, that you will take care of them, and assure them there is enough to eat. It’s reassurance that builds up self-confidence and belief that they actually will be okay. It’s reassurance that plants seeds of trust deep. While the trauma of not getting enough food to eat may always live with your adopted child, you can bring about a sense of peace.

3.  Freedom. Give your adopted child a box, a bag, or a place where they can get food and let them know it is there specifically for them if they feel hungry and put their name on it. This will allow freedom for reassurance that there will be food for them and it gives them control.

These strategies may take some time to implement. Remember, food issues and food hoarding come from a place we may not understand. It’s a deep-seated belief there won’t be enough, they’ll be left out, or have to go without. That’s something no human being should ever have to go through. For adopted children, we can do much to help ease their worries and find comfort.

Devoted, Safe and Loving Homes are Needed Desperately for Children

Our international family adoption agency provides adoption services for families considering international adoption. We work with adoptive families who want to grow and can offer a safe and loving home to a child. As we have witnessed many times, the amount of love and joy that grows from a forever family coming together is a truly wonderful thing. As a licensed, non-profit, Hague accredited adoption agency, we can work with families in any state through our Haiti adoption program who meet Haiti’s adoption requirements. Learn more about the Haiti adoption requirements on our website HERE. Or contact us HERE to tell us more about your adoption journey, we would love to hear from you!

Building Arizona Families Provides Safe and Dependable Adoption Services as an Appointed International Family Adoption Agency

At Building Arizona Families, families can expect high-quality services and a supportive adoption community. We provide adoption services for families across the USA. Building Arizona Families supports adoptive families with responsive, proactive service and communication. Our mission is to place as many children as possible into loving families, and it is a joy to help families grow. As one of a limited number of U.S. adoption agencies allowed to continue working in Haiti, we operate under the highest standards. Since 2005, we have been an international family adoption agency working alongside forever families adopting children from Haiti.

For more information on how you can adopt a child from Haiti, please visit Adopt Haiti Children HERE. Let us know how we can better help you start your adoption journey HERE. For more information on the Haiti adoption process or learn more about upcoming seminars, please contact Lisa Peterson, Haiti Adoption Program Manager, HERE or call her at 623-692-4424. Building Arizona Families thanks you for entrusting us with your adoption journey and the chance to help your family grow through our international family adoption agency!

Our Hague Accredited Adoption Agency can Help You Grow Your Family

Hague Accredited

Building Arizona Families encourages families wanting to grow to learn more about international adoption. As a Hague accredited adoption agency, we are able to complete home studies for international adoption for families in Arizona. Our Hague accredited adoption agency is also appropriately licensed, accredited, and in good standing with the Haiti government to facilitate successful Haiti adoptions that create beautiful forever families. Hague accreditation is an extremely rigorous vetting process for international adoptions, and agencies that are Hague accredited meet very high standards. Please download the Haiti adoption info kit HERE or learn more information about our international adoption program HERE.

Developing a Home Safety Plan to Help Your Adopted Child Achieve Felt Safety in Their New Home

A crucial step in the bonding and attachment process with your adopted child is helping them develop feelings of safety in their new home and family. Developing a Home Safety Plan can be part of this process. This is especially important with older children and with children who have been adopted internationally. Here are steps to help you develop a plan:

1. Develop a written safety plan and post it in an accessible place in your home. Include emergency phone numbers and an outline of your home with arrows showing the paths to any exits. Take into consideration different types of emergencies, such as medical, fire, storms, extreme heat/cold, etc. when developing your plans.
2. As age-appropriate, walk your child through your plans step-by-step so that they become familiar. Use pictures. Use this as an opportunity to identify any special considerations you may need to make or any specific responsibilities your child may have (e.g. waiting for a parent versus leaving the home unaccompanied). Identify and practice the safe paths to leave your home and a specific location to meet, like a neighbor’s house, in case you get separated.
3. Ensure that your children have ways to get in touch with you if needed. Help them memorize important phone numbers and teach them about knowing how to ask trusted adults for help. Teach them to use the phone or text.
4. Go over example situations in which your child may need to ask for help. Some children may have trouble identifying what is an emergency or not, depending on their age or developmental needs, so rehearsing possible situations can be helpful. For example, what do they need to do if you become separated at the store and that hiding when you are shopping is not a fun game.
5. Plan for the long term. Emergencies, even small ones, can awaken old traumas or be traumatic in their own right and may require additional aftercare. Being aware of this ahead of time can help you know what to look for in the long run, if an emergency does end up occurring.
6. You, as the parent, need to remain calm. Teach your child you are safe and can be trusted. Responding to the child’s concerns helps build a lasting bond that starts with trust.

Our Hague Accredited Adoption Agency is Ready to Help You Start Your International Adoption Journey

We provide international adoption services for families across the USA. Adopt Haiti Children supports adoptive families with responsive, proactive service and communication. Our mission is to place as many children as possible into loving families, and it is a joy to help families grow.

As one of a limited number of U.S. adoption agencies allowed to continue working in Haiti, we are Hague accredited and meet stringent international adoption standards. Since 2005, we have been working alongside forever families when adopting children from Haiti. Learn more about the importance of a Hague accredited adoption agency HERE.

For more information on how you can adopt a child from Haiti, visit us HERE. Let us know how we can better help you start your adoption journey HERE. Contact Lisa Peterson, Haiti Adoption Program Manager, HERE for more information on the Haiti adoption process or learn more about upcoming seminars, or call her at 623-692-4424. Building Arizona Families thanks you for entrusting us with your adoption journey and the chance to help your family grow!

Haiti International Adoption Stays Strong Despite A Declining Adoption Rate

International adoption rates have declined by 70% since 2005. This significant decline has created a negative impact on the vast number of children needing homes throughout the world. International adoption is a beautiful way for children, who often live in abject poverty, to grow up in with greater life opportunities.

Despite the falling global adoption rates, international adoption in Haiti has remained strong, creating opportunities for orphaned children. We are grateful for the support of the Haiti government and the orphanages which care for the children before they are adopted. Because of our strong relationships with the Haitian government, Building Arizona Families is honored to be one of just a handful of U.S. adoption agencies that are permitted to provide international adoption services for the children of Haiti.

The Declining Adoption Rates Affect Children Around The World

By 2015, international adoption dropped 72% percent from 2005 due to countries changing influential laws on adoption. Countries like Romania, Guatemala, Russia, and China were all former leaders in international adoption but began to cut back or prevent international adoption. In 2005, almost 46,000 children were adopted with nearly half of those children finding their forever family in the United States. Sadly, in 2015 this number dropped down to a mere 12,000 in total, with only a little over 5,000 children finding the United States as their new home. Since the U.S. Department of State assumed responsibility for the oversight of inter-country adoption in 2008, the number of abandoned, orphaned, and vulnerable children around the world extended into the tens of millions, yet the number of children adopted by American citizens continues to decrease annually under their oversight, to a new historic low of 4,059 in 2018.

No matter what the reason for this drastic decline, there are children all around the world in desperate need of a safe and loving home. We remain grateful to the government of Haiti for recognizing the need to provide orphans with the opportunity for a better life through Haiti international adoption.

Save a Child From Less Fortunate Living Conditions with Haiti International Adoption

Due to economic conditions and natural catastrophes, there are not enough families or homes in Haiti available to care for Haitian children in need. Every Haitian child deserves the opportunity to feel loved and safe with a forever family. This is where we need your help! Building Arizona Families is looking for loving adoptive families across the United States who are ready to offer a Haitian child a reliable, permanent forever family. As a non-profit, Hague accredited adoption agency, we assist families across the United States as they commit to changing a child’s life and begin their Haiti international adoption journey.

Helping Forever Families Grow Through International Adoption

Building Arizona Families helps families grow through the beautiful gift of international adoption. We have received the highest level of international accreditation,Hague accreditation, and provide our families with the highest level of service and communication. With over 12 years of experience in Haiti, we have hands-on connections that benefit our adoptive families. Learn more about our Haiti international adoption program HERE.

Building Arizona Families takes the time to guide you through the Haiti adoption process. As a licensed, non-profit, Hague accredited adoption agency, we are able to work with families in any state through our Haiti adoptions program.

Let us know how we can better help you start your adoption journey HERE. Contact Lisa Peterson, Haiti Adoption Program Manager, for more information on the Haiti adoption process HERE, or call her at 623-692-4424.

Sources:

http://theconversation.com/international-adoptions-have-dropped-72-percent-since-2005-heres-why-91809

Click to access Tab%201%20Annual%20Report%20on%20Intercountry%20Adoptions.pdf

https://www.adoptioncouncil.org/blog/2019/03/fy2018-intercountry-adoption-report-released

Be a Forever Parent of Haitian Child in Need with Haiti Adoption Agency

Haiti adoption agencies

Orphaned children in Haiti need forever homes and forever parents to give these vulnerable children hope for a healthy, happy life. Our U.S. based, internationally accredited adoption agency works with the Haiti government to help these children in need. Building Arizona Families is one of only a handful of Haiti adoption agencies approved by the Haiti government to serve as a Haiti adoption agency for U.S. families.

U.S. Families Have so Much to Share!

Lifestyles and amenities available to us in the United States can sometimes go unappreciated because of the availability of plentiful resources. Clean, flowing water, safe shelter, nutritious food, access to medical care and quality education are all readily available for U.S. families.

When children from Haiti are adopted by a family in the United States, they are given the chance to share in these opportunities. The availability of health care, education, and proper nutrition are fundamental essentials in a U.S. child’s life, and unfortunately, due to the impoverished state of Haiti, many Haitian children are not able to receive the care and attention they need.

How Haiti’s Poverty is Impacting Children

Haiti has experienced devastating hardship that negatively impacts Haitian people every day. Haiti is vulnerable to natural disasters, mainly hurricanes, and more than 96% of the population are exposed to these natural disasters. The country is trying its best to build resilience, but as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, more than 6 million Haitians live on less than $2.41 US dollars a day.

This leaves many children without proper nutrition, medical attention, and a safe home to grow up in. There are so many children in some Haiti orphanages that they sometimes have to turn away children in need. However, we can help these children find a beautiful, loving family and a safe home to grow up in.

Children from the ages of infancy to 12 years old are waiting to have a forever family and be provided the necessities needed to thrive. As one of the internationally accredited Haiti adoption agencies, we are deeply investing in helping the people of Haiti and working in conjunction with their government to serve as a Haiti adoption agency for U.S. families, our relationships in Haiti are strong. Because Building Arizona Families has built a relationship of trust with the Haitian government, we are able to manage the internal paperwork for you, and help you more easily walk through the 24-36 month Haiti adoption process. We would be honored to serve you as you begin this beautiful chapter in your life.

Adopting The Children That Are Really In Need

While the vast majority of Haiti orphans are typically healthy, there is an urgent need for forever families for special needs children. With limited medical supplies, low availability of doctors, and harmful environmental factors, children with special needs are in desperate need of loving homes. Special needs seen in Haiti children are malnutrition, HIV, anemia, and children that are victims of neglect. These children sadly do not receive the care they need due to the widespread poverty in their country.

However, they still need help and loving forever homes! They urgently need to be provided with proper medical and developmental care. With selfless, loving families in the United States like yours, the children with special needs that are languishing can find love, happiness, and hope for their futures. If your family can provide a forever home for a special needs Haitian child, please visit us HERE to find out more information on International adoption through our Haiti adoption agency.

Whether special needs or not, every child deserves to be safe and loved. Are you feeling called to change a child’s life? Are you and your family able and willing to transform the future for a Haiti child? If so, adopting a child through an internationally accredited and Haiti government-approved adoption agency may be the perfect way to grow your forever family and provide a life that is above and beyond a Haiti child’s expectations.

Haiti Adoption Agency Information

You can find out about international Haiti adoption agencies requirements HERE. Additionally, Building Arizona Families offers informative adoption seminars on international adoption in Haiti. For more information on the process of adopting a child from Haiti and to find out about upcoming adoption seminars, please call or e-mail Lisa Peterson, Haiti Adoption Program Manager. She would be happy to answer any questions you might have. You can e-mail HERE, or call her at 623-692-4424.

We also offer informational seminars online, so let Lisa know if you are unable to attend an in-person seminar. Building Arizona Families is looking forward to serving you on your joyous forever family international adoption journey!

Sources:

http://www.healthdata.org/haiti

https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/haiti/overview