Do You Meet the Haiti Adoption Requirements for International Adoption?

Haiti Adoption Requirements

Families in America who meet Haiti adoption requirements can provide the safe and loving home and bright future every child deserves. Building Arizona Families assists families interested in adopting Haitian children through our international adoption program.

Haiti Adoption Process

When a family connects with Building Arizona Families, the first step we take is to learn more about the adoption journey the family wants. BAF offers several adoption programs to help all kinds of families grow. When interested in the international adoption journey, Building Arizona Families will determine if the family meets the Haiti adoption requirements. Next, every family looking to adopt from Haiti needs to complete a home study. Learn more about the home study process HERE. BAF will also assist with the dossier preparation, as a considerable amount of paperwork is required for Haiti adoption.

Haiti Adoption Requirements

Families who meet the following criteria are eligible to start the Haiti adoption process –

  • Opposite sex married couples with at least one parent age 30 and both parents under age 48
  • Single applicants must be age 35-48
  • Five years of marriage or cohabitation
  • Families must be financially stable to provide for an adopted child
  • No one in the household can have any unlawful activity in their background

To learn more about the Haiti adoption requirements, please visit our website HERE.

Building Arizona Families has been diligently working for over a decade to provide safe and loving forever homes for Haitian children. Children up to 12 years old are available for international Haiti adoptions. BAF also believes in keeping sibling groups together and is always looking for families to adopt sibling groups from Haiti. To find out more about the children available for international adoption, please visit us HERE. You can also learn more about the Haiti adoption requirements, travel, timeframe, and process on our website HERE.

Building Arizona Families is a Non-Profit, Local, Arizona Adoption Agency Supporting Forever Families

We provide international 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 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 to bring joy to parents who are adopting children from Haiti. If you are interested in starting your international adoption journey and meet the Haiti adoption requirements, please tell us more about your journey 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!

International Haiti Adoption Protects Haitian Children From Risks

International Adoption Haiti

Despite the global pandemic, Building Arizona Families is still providing services to begin, or continue the international Haiti adoption journey. The IBESR (also the Central Authority for adoptions in Haiti) has chosen BAF to place children from Haiti with adoptive families in the United States since 2005. 

When the Haitian government recognized the serious risks children face in institutions, they acknowledged the importance of transitioning away from institutions to more community-based support to improve children’s outcomes. In an attempt to protect Haitian orphans from a life full of uncertainty and instability, the Haitian government strives to provide better for these children. These efforts include actively planning and developing appropriate alternative placements, like international Haiti adoption. 

There is a great need for families to adopt Haitian children and offer them a stable, loving family. We are currently seeking families who would like to adopt children over the age of six and are open to adopting siblings. An unknown but not forgotten number of children in Haiti need a healthier and safer life. Learn more about Haiti adoptions at Building Arizona Families HERE and let us know how we can better serve you on your international Haiti adoption journey.

Building Arizona Families Continues to Fight for Vulnerable Children around the World with International Haiti Adoption

As a Hague accredited international adoption agency, we operate with the highest standards. Building Arizona Families is one of a limited number of U.S. adoption agencies permitted to continue working in Haiti. Since 2005, we have walked with forever families as they adopt precious Haitian children. Our commitment to breaking down barriers helps our families’ Haiti adoption succeed. Learn more about our Haiti adoption program and download our info kit HERE

With over fifteen years of internationally accredited adoption expertise, we greatly assist our families through the adoption process. For more information on how to begin the international Haiti adoption process, visit us HERE. 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 – 

https://cwsglobal.org/a-better-way-support-of-haiti-orphanages-does-more-harm-than-good/

https://lumos.contentfiles.net/media/documents/document/2017/02/Children_In_Institutions_Haiti.pdf

Building Arizona Families’ International Haiti Adoption

Haiti Adoption

As of May 2020, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Without adequate food, health care, and education,  “A child born today in Haiti will be only 45 percent as productive when she grows up as she could be if she had enjoyed full health and education.” (World Bank Human Index). Haiti adoption provides a secure, healthy life with many of the resources children need to succeed that are unavailable in their homeland. 

Educational outcomes for Haitian children unfortunately do not provide the platform they need to succeed. “On average Haitian children attend 11.4 years of school by age 18, which is equivalent of 6.3 years of adjusted learning and is the lowest score in the region” (World Bank Human Index). Thousands of vulnerable Haiti children are hoping for the opportunity to have a productive future. They are hoping and praying for a loving family to adopt them. Haiti adoption gives a child the life they deserve and a better future with their adoptive family.

Finding the Right International Haiti Adoption Agency 

Thank you so much for considering adopting a precious child from Haiti.  It will truly be life-changing for the child and for your family as well! When making the beautiful decision to begin your Haiti adoption journey, choosing the right international adoption agency is an essential first step. Above all else, the right adoption agency is appropriately certified, accredited, and licensed. An adoption agency should be committed to providing high levels of service and communication during the adoption process.

Building Arizona Families’ Arizona Adoption Agency is Hague Accredited

We are a licensed, non-profit, internationally Hague accredited adoption agency dedicated to finding children of Haiti safe and loving homes. Hague accreditation means an adoption agency goes through a rigorous evaluation by an accredited organization. Hague accreditation is an international standard ratified by over 75 countries. Its purpose is to provide protection for children, birth parents, and adoptive parents while supporting international adoption as a means for homeless children to receive permanent, loving families. Being Hague accredited means an agency is operating under the highest ethical standards and practices. 

Building Arizona Families is One of a Chosen Few

Since 2005, we have been working alongside forever families to facilitate adopting a child from Haiti. We have been chosen as one of a small number of U.S. adoption agencies to continue working in Haiti. Building Arizona Families has a hands-on presence in Haiti.  Our commitment to breaking down barriers helps our adoptive families Haiti adoption succeed.  Learn more HERE.

We Walk Alongside You During Your International Haiti Adoption Journey

There are adoption requirements that must be met to adopt a child from Haiti. Such as financial stability to care for the child, no one in the household can have any unlawful activity in their background, and age requirements for married couples and single applicants. See a full list of Haiti adoption requirements HERE.

Building Arizona Families walks with our adoptive families, assisting with the extensive amount of dossier paperwork required to adopt a child from Haiti. A dossier is a compilation of documents required for government authentication. Learn more about the dossier paperwork preparation HERE. A professional home study report is also required for the dossier preparation. Read more about home studies Building Arizona Families offers for Arizona residents only, HERE.

International Haiti Adoption is a Wonderful Way to Build a Forever Family

Building Arizona Families provides expertise in the international adoption process.  We also support our adoptive families with responsive, proactive service and communication throughout the entire process.

For more information on our international Haiti adoption program, visit us HERE. Let us know how we can better help you start your adoption journey HERE. We also invite you to attend one of our informative adoption seminars. Contact Lisa Peterson, Haiti Adoption Program Manager, for more information on the Haiti adoption process at lisa@buildingarizonafamilies.com, or call her at 623-692-4424.

Source – 

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

How We Can Support the Orphans in Haiti Through Haiti Adoption

Haiti Adoption

The effects of the coronavirus on the Haitian economy are devastating for Haitian children who live in poverty.  While solutions for COVID-19 are being sought globally, we can prepare loving families to open their hearts and homes to vulnerable Haiti children who urgently need safe and loving homes to grow up in through Haiti adoption. 

Are you able to open your home to a Haitian child and allow them to grow in a loving and stable environment?  If so, please contact Building Arizona Families HERE and learn how you can support children in Haiti who are struggling without any family or loved ones.  Building Arizona Families is still providing services to begin or continue a Haiti adoption journey. The IBESR (the Central Authority for adoptions in Haiti) has chosen BAF to place children from Haiti with adoptive families in the United States. Currently, we are seeking families who would like to adopt children over the age of six and are open to adopting siblings. An unknown number of children in Haiti need a healthier and safer life, and through Haiti adoption, they can finally have a safe, loving, and secure future. Learn more about Haiti adoptions at Building Arizona Families HERE and let us know how we can better serve you on your international adoption journey.

Building Arizona Families Would be Honored to Support Your Haiti Adoption Journey

We provide international 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 are Hague accredited and meet the most stringent international adoption standards. Since 2005, we have been working alongside forever families to bring joy to parents who are 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. 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!

Sources – 

https://www.adoptioncouncil.org/blog2020/03/adoption-travel-in-the-time-of-covid19
https://ht.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information
https://ufondwa.org/history-natural-disasters-haiti/

Building Forever Families by Adopting Children from Haiti

Adopting Children From Haiti

When adopting children from Haiti, forever families can begin to provide children with the love and attention they deserve. But forever families also provide essential life necessities for children they may commonly go without. Every child deserves a chance at a family, especially at this time. Adoption provides love, community, and connection.

Even with all that is going on right now, our Haiti team is communicating with our partners and parents daily. We understand the anxiety and uncertainty that this outbreak can produce, but we also encourage families to be optimists. Where can we see the opportunity in a difficult time to grow and learn? Times like this can show us where we need to learn to become better versions of ourselves, and it also can show us where we are stronger in one area or another—stronger and more resilient than we ever knew.

Hopeful Adoptive Parents can Still Adopt During This Unique Time

Although a family might be sheltered-in at this time, that doesn’t mean they cannot move forward in their wish to become a parent to a child in need. In fact, hopeful adoptive families can begin the adoption process now and can seize the opportunity to show themselves in a unique light and to tell their story in a very human way. Not only will others be able to relate, but hopeful adoptive parents could use this unique moment in time to show just how calm, cool, and collected they will be as parents. Yes, we all do look a little less put together than we may want to present ourselves, but perfection doesn’t define love, community, and connection. This is a once in a lifetime situation that is playing out each day before our eyes. As we continue doing home studies for our families (read more about home studies HERE) and working with hopeful parents, our approach will be gentle and our advice will be simple: If you are ready, adopting children from Haiti now is a great time to showcase yourself in an honest light. Real people build real families founded in love.

Building Arizona Families Guides Families Adopting Children From Haiti

If you have found at this time you are ready to provide a safe, healthy, loving forever home for a vulnerable Haitian child, we invite you to consider Building Arizona Families adoption agency to walk with you on your international adoption journey. Since 2005, we have been working alongside forever families adopting children from Haiti. 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 an agency approved to work in Haiti, we are Hague accredited and operate with the highest standards in adoption.

The Mission of Building Arizona Families is to Help Forever Families Grow

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, Haiti’s 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 by adopting children from Haiti!

We are all in this together and we are all realizing that it is the little things that make a difference in how we think and feel and what we can do to change the future for ourselves and a child in need. 

Haiti Adoption can Change the World, One Adoption at a Time

Adoption Haiti

Countless organizations raise awareness for the many ways we can change our world to make it a better place. Many amazing organizations help children around the world who need love, protection, and a forever family. Building Arizona Families is one of those organizations that focuses on helping children in at-risk parts of the world. We are on a mission to find as many safe and loving homes for Haitian children through our international Haiti adoption program. We are actively looking for families who want to adopt children over the age of six or sibling groups.

Adopting from Haiti Will Change a Child’s Life Forever 

Learning How to Support Your New Child’s Life Transitions 

Haiti adoptions are incredible journeys to change a child’s life. It is important, however, to be aware that early life experiences will affect your child. Every child who has lost their birth family and lived in an orphanage has experienced trauma. Be prepared to be a part of your adopted Haitian child’s healing by addressing the effects of the trauma they have experienced. 

Learning About Becoming a Multicultural Family 

One important way of easing the transition into a different culture and family is by integrating parts of their Haitian culture into your family’s everyday life. It could be by cooking their favorite Haitian foods or learning to speak some Haitian Creole. Learning about and celebrating your child’s birth culture will help them develop a healthy identity while you expand your understanding of the Haitian people.

Letting Go of Control to Let Love and Happiness In 

During your Haiti adoption journey, there are many aspects of the process that are out of your control. Adoption timelines and approvals by the Haitian government are a couple of the items that require you to be flexible and patient. While the journey provides lessons in patience and relinquishment of control, they can yield happiness and joy, giving you rich life lessons that will be invaluable for your family’s future. 

Embracing Profound Life Change 

International Haiti adoption will have its challenges, but it will also bring you the joy of growing your forever family. Your heart and core will profoundly grow when bringing your adopted child from Haiti into your family. 

Building Arizona Families is on a Mission to Find Forever Homes for Every Child in Need

We provide international 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 the U.S. adoption agencies allowed to continue working in Haiti, we are Hague accredited and meet the most stringent international adoption standards. Since 2005, we have been working alongside forever families 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. 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!

Traveling to See Your Child During Haiti Adoption Process

Haiti Adoption

Building Arizona Families is on a mission to place as many children as possible into loving forever families through our Haiti adoption program. As a licensed, non-profit, Hague accredited international adoption agency we can work with families in any state through our Haiti adoption program. Our committed staff works passionately to protect the best interest of Haitian children and our adoptive families.

Building Arizona Families Walks Alongside Your Family During Haiti Adoption Journey

Building Arizona Families is looking for adoptive families who are interested in adopting children five years old and older and sibling groups.  We are also able to assist with kinship adoptions from Haiti. Another task is dossier preparation.  It can sometimes seem daunting, but with our experience and expertise, we assist our families in the compilation of the many required documents. 

Since 2005, we have been working alongside forever families when they choose to adopt a child from Haiti, and are one of just a handful of U.S. adoption agencies permitted to facilitate the adoption of Haitian children by the Haiti government. We have a hands-on connection to Haiti. 

There are specific requirements adoptive families must meet, including two trips to Haiti. Learn more about Haiti adoption requirements, costs, and time frames HERE

Your Initial Trip

After the Haitian government approves the referral of a child, the adoptive family travels to Haiti for two weeks for a socialization period with the adoptive child. 

During the socialization period, adoptive families take time to begin building a loving relationship with their child. Every child experiences this time differently, but adoptive families treasure these moments as they anticipate bringing their child home forever.

Final Trip

The second trip is a final six-day bonding period before adoptive families bring their child home! At the end of the six days, the family is permitted to travel to the USA with their child. This bonding period helps the child begin the process of feeling safe and secure before traveling to their new home.

Feel Prepared and Confident Before Taking Initial and Final Haiti Trips

Adoptive families can prepare themselves beforehand to feel confident during these essential trips during the Haiti adoption process. At first, your child may be anxious, nervous, scared, or even confused. These are all very normal feelings to have during this time of change. Bonding with your child during your visits may feel more relaxed following these suggestions-

  • Don’t rush it, let your child take the lead when spending time together, and listen to cues they are giving.
  • Talk, read, and sing to your child as much as possible.
  • Play simple games.
  • Be sensitive and understanding of your child’s emotions and needs. Respect the way your child responds to this new experience.

Let us know how we can better help you start your adoption journey HERE. We serve all families in the USA with high levels of communication and feel privileged to help families grow through the miracle of adoption. For more information on how you can adopt a child from Haiti, visit us HERE.  Contact Lisa Peterson, Haiti Adoption Program Manager, for more information on the Haiti adoption process HERE, or call her at 623-692-4424.

Give a Child a Forever Family as a Single Parent Adopting From Haiti

Single parents around the country share the joy Kara felt when adopting a child internationally. Kara, a single parent adopting from Haiti, shares her story with us on our Building Arizona Families Youtube channel, HERE. Kara opens up about her adoption journey and experience with Building Arizona Families.

It was essential for Kara to find an adoption agency that was open, honest, and transparent. With support and guidance from BAF, Kara felt comfortable during the adoption process and felt she was able to stay true to herself. As a single parent adopting from Haiti, being truly listened to was a key component in choosing to work with Building Arizona Families on her adoption journey. She immediately felt confident and relaxed working with our staff who have also adopted internationally.

The Magical Call That Blessed Kara’s Life Forever

During a meeting at work, Kara received a phone call and knew her life was about to change forever. This proud mama can remember the exact moment she learned she had matched with a little girl in Haiti. Kara explains this day as the best day of her life. After waiting patiently through the long process of international adoption, finally getting the call is magical. That night, Kara celebrated how fortunate she was to be a single parent adopting from Haiti and to be blessed with this little girl.

At a young age, Kara knew she wanted to adopt a child. After traveling to many places and seeing the devastation children can grow up in, she knew international adoption was the perfect fit.

Kara shares how fortunate enough she was to spend two weeks in Haiti with her precious little girl. She learned how beautiful, sweet, inquisitive, and curious her little girl was. But Kara couldn’t help but ask, “What if she doesn’t love me as much as I love her?” Things started tentatively at first, but during her two-week visit, a beautiful bond started to form. This fantastic single parent adopting from Haiti was able to show her loving commitment to a child in need. On the last day of the visit, Kara talks about her emotional goodbye and how she knew this little girl loved her back when she reached out to Kara and wiped her tear away.

Provide a Hopeful Future for a Child in Need as a Single Parent Adopting From Haiti

When visiting Haiti to meet her precious daughter, Kara saw many children who do not have many of the things which others take for granted. These children lack simple things like fresh drinking water, safe living conditions, and above all else, the secure love of parents. At Building Arizona Families, we are on a mission to find safe and loving homes for as many Haitian children as possible. Do you feel called to open your heart and provide a hopeful future for one of these precious children?

For more information on how you can adopt a child from Haiti, visit us HERE. Let us know how Building Arizona Families, a local Hague accredited adoption agency, can better help you start your adoption journey HERE. Lisa Peterson, Haiti Adoption Program Manager, can provide more information on the Haiti adoption process or details about upcoming seminars, email her 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!

Growing Your Forever Family by Adopting Children From Haiti

Adopting Children from Haiti

As a licensed, non-profit, Hague accredited adoption agency, Building Arizona Families is dedicated to finding families wanting to grow by adopting children from Haiti. Because of the poor economic and social conditions in Haiti, there are many children in need of a safe, loving, and permanent home. Our internationally accredited adoption agency can help loving families anywhere in the United States adopt orphaned Haitian children. 

Our international adoption agency is committed to providing high levels of service and communication during the adoption process. Because we are internationally certified, accredited, and licensed, families can be assured that Building Arizona Families provides the expertise children and families need during the process of adopting children from Haiti. Hague accredited adoption agencies undergo rigorous review to insure that they meet the highest standards of professionalism and expertise, always working in the best interest of every child and family. At Building Arizona Families, we want your family to be supported through every step of the adoption journey.

If you or your family are considering adding to your family, learn more about Haiti adoption requirements HERE. Our agency also hosts adoption seminars that offer our families more information about adopting children from Haiti and can answer any questions you may have. Our Arizona adoption agency offers onsite seminars as well as online seminars for those who can’t travel to Phoenix. Check out our Facebook page HERE to learn more about upcoming seminars.

Our Local Adoption Agency Enjoys Helping Forever Families Grow 

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 only 19 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. 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!

Choosing a Hague Accredited Adoption Agency for Haiti Adoptions

Haiti Adoption

When making the decision to begin the Haiti adoption journey, choosing the right adoption agency is an essential first step. 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 one that is appropriately certified, accredited, and licensed. A Hague accredited adoption agency is required for Haiti adoptions to ensure that the best interests of the child are always first and foremost. 

At Building Arizona Families, we understand the adoption journey, as many of our staff members have adopted children themselves! We will walk with your family with compassion, the utmost professionalism, and expertise in handling the many aspects of Haiti adoptions. We are a Hague accredited, licensed, local adoption agency which has also been accredited by the Haitian government.

How is a Hague Accredited Adoption Agency Different?

A Hague accreditation means an adoption agency goes through rigorous evaluation by an international adoption accrediting organization. Countries permitting international adoption require Hague accreditation for adoption agencies to work in their country. Standards and practices like adoptive parent recruitment, placement of special needs children, home study comprehensiveness, and adoptive family education are all intensely evaluated.

Being Hague accredited means an agency is operating under the highest standards. Not only is Building Arizona Families Hague accredited, but we have been chosen as one of only 19 U.S. adoption agencies to continue working in Haiti. Since 2005, we have been serving adoptive families as they adopt children from Haiti. We are committed to working with families to successfully complete adoptions from Haiti. Learn more about our Haiti adoption program HERE.

Our Families are Top Priority During Their Haiti Adoption Journey

We provide international 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.

With our internationally accredited adoption expertise, we can greatly 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 – we are available to you during this extraordinary time in you and your family’s lives.

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, for more information on the Haiti adoption process by email HERE or call her at 623-692-4424.