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!

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.