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!

Creating A Beautiful Bond By Adopting From Haiti as a Single Parent

Single parent adopting from Haiti

Have you dreamed of the day you are with your child in Haiti and are finally taking them home? They are dreaming of living in their forever home too! Being a single parent adopting from Haiti creates a beautiful bond the two of you get to share. Did you know that you don’t have to be married to adopt from Haiti?  Of course, it is excellent if you are, but if you are not married and meet Haiti’s requirements, you can still adopt.  If you are female, single, and between the ages of 35-48, you may be eligible to adopt a precious child from Haiti. Adopting a child from Haiti allows new families to blossom or a family’s household to grow. 

Requirements For A Single Parent Adopting From Haiti

The Haitian government has adoption requirements that must be fully met to proceed with an adoption plan. A single applicant must be between the ages of 35-48 years old. Haiti only accepts female applicants to adopt as a single parent. The adoptive parent must be a U.S. citizen, and there can be no unlawful activity in the background of anyone who lives in the home. Haiti accepts single female applicants with any number of children, biological or adopted children. As long as there is the financial stability to provide for another child, a family can continue to grow through adopting from Haiti.

Deciding To Adopt as a Single Applicant

The list of questions can multiply when choosing to become a single parent adopting from Haiti. Building Arizona Families can help answer these questions for you. The age of the child and openness to adopting sibling groups are questions the applicant must consider. Although most children do not have permanent health or developmental concerns, there is always a need for families that can adopt children with special needs. The Haiti adoption process can feel long at times and possibly discouraging. But single mothers who have successfully adopted from Haiti would encourage you to stay strong and push forward to building your forever family. Find out more information about the requirements for a single parent adopting from Haiti HERE

Building Arizona Families would love to visit with you about starting or growing your forever family through Haiti adoption. We will provide high levels of service and communication and come with experience in Haiti adoptions since 2005. Building Arizona Families is here to put your family first.

DOWNLOAD THE FREE HAITI ADOPTION INFORMATION KIT

If you are interested in adopting children from Haiti, you are invited to download our free information kit HERE. You can also view information about Haiti adoption requirements HERE, and information about the costs of Haiti adoption HERE. Building Arizona Families offers complimentary adoption seminars in Phoenix, as well as online seminars for those unable to attend in person. Please reach out to Lisa Peterson, our Haiti Adoption Program Manager, for dates and times as well as any other questions you might have. Lisa can be reached by phone at 623-692-4424 and by e-mail at lisa@buildingarizonafamilies.org.

We look forward to visiting with you soon!