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.



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Haiti Adoption Requirements Helps Put Children First

Haiti adoption requirements

Many women and men who long for children experience pain and heartache.  This heartache can turn to joy through welcoming a beautiful and ready to be loved child into your loving embrace. There are also men and women already raising children who know how great the need is for Haiti orphans to have loving, stable homes.  They open their hearts and homes to provide loving security so desperately needed by Haiti orphans.

Building Arizona Families is a Hague accredited Arizona adoption agency helping women and men around the United States find the joy and laughter they have been waiting for. Our agency is only one of a handful of adoption agencies that the Haitian government has chosen to work with.  One of the reasons we are a selected agency is that our staff are very knowledgeable in regards to fulfilling Haiti adoption requirements including government applications/forms, and the actual requirements included by the government in the adoption process.  The process is stringent and time consuming, because the Haitian government takes its’ responsibility to protect children very seriously.  Families who are adopting Haitian children really wouldn’t want it any other way- it’s right to put the children first always.

Meeting the Haiti Adoption Requirements for a Brighter Future

The Haiti government protects their native children and wants to ensure they have a bright and promising future ahead of them. They adhere strongly to their Haiti adoption requirements to find the very best of homes for their children needing a forever family. Unfortunately, the land conditions, illness, natural disasters and poverty in Haiti cause hardship and hopeless conditions for its people, children included. Many families in the U.S., however, are eligible to adopt a child from Haiti and give them the forever family they wish for. 

The list of Haiti adoption requirements are issued by the Haitian government in order to ensure it is finding safe, loving homes for its children. Some of the requirements adoptive families would need to meet are:

  • Opposite-sex married couples, one parent at least the age of 30 and both parents not older than age 48
  • Single women must be 35-48 years old
  • Financially stable in order to provide for the child
  • No one in the home can have any unlawful activity in their background 

Find out more about the Haiti adoption requirements HERE, and see if your family is eligible to adopt a beautiful child from Haiti waiting for their forever home. 

How the Laws of Haiti Adoption Requirements Changed Haiti Adoption 

In 2013, the Haiti Parliament voted to change the adoption laws that were previously written in 1974. The New Adoption Law for Haiti was put in place, giving adoptive families new criteria in order to meet the new adoption requirements. The Haitian government proceeded to hand select a group of Hague accredited adoption agencies that would work in the best interest of the children of Haiti. Building Arizona Families was one of the adoption agencies the Haitian government chose to successfully work with. 

Our Hague accredited adoption agency has found many wonderful adoptive homes for the children of Haiti with families around the U.S. We have been blessed to see these families flourish with love brought into their forever family. 

If your family meets the adoption requirements for Haiti, you too can experience the overwhelming love and joy that adopting a child from Haiti could bring into your life. These children are strong, beautiful, and loving children wanting love and safety for their future. 

You Just Might be the Perfect Family for Haitian Children in Need

You can help Building Arizona Families find forever homes for the precious children of Haiti. Find out more information about international adoption Haiti 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!


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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!