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!

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.

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

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!

Feeling Confident in Beginning the Haiti Adoption Process

Haiti Adoption Process

Are you considering international adoption? Have you looked into adopting from Haiti? As an internationally accredited and Haitian government approved adoption agency, Building Arizona Families is here to help you better understand the Haiti adoption process so you can feel confident in the next steps to take. 

Taking the First Step, Choosing Your Adoption Agency 

Adopting a precious child from Haiti is an amazing, life changing decision. All children deserve the love of a family and the opportunity to thrive. Haiti adoption allows these children to find love, safety, and security in their forever home. 

Finding an adoption agency you trust is the first step of beginning the Haiti adoption process. Building Arizona Families is a non-profit, Hague accredited adoption agency (required for legal international adoption) and is one of just 19 U.S. adoption agencies permitted to work in Haiti. Our agency would be honored to support your family on this amazing journey and watch as your family grows through adoption! 

Step by Step Haiti Adoption Process

The Haiti adoption process takes about 24 months. After contacting Building Arizona Families, these are the next steps in the adoption process:

• Complete a home study. This can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months. During a home study, there are different interviews that will take place to get to know the adoptive family. A social worker will also take time learning about your home and seeing the environment your child will live in.

• Apply for adoption eligibility. This typically takes up to 3 months and determines if requirements are met to adopt from Haiti. 

• Waiting for referral. With a longer time frame, this can take about 6 to 8 months due to Haitian legal intricacies.

• Socialization period. For two weeks the adoptive family travels to Haiti to complete their socialization period with their adoptive child. 

• Gaining Haitian government approval to adopt. This can take up to 8 months for the Haitian government to give final approval of adoption. 

• Bringing your child home! The final trip is a six day bonding period where you will bond with your child before taking them home. At the end of the six days the family can return to the USA with their new child!   

How Building Arizona Families Helps You

At Building Arizona Families, we strive to help families grow through the beautiful gift of adoption. We provide 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. 

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. 

Contact Lisa Peterson, Haiti Adoption Program Manager, for more information on the Haiti adoption process HERE, or call her at 623-692-4424. 

Considering International Adoption?

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International adoption is a wonderfully compassionate way to grow your family! At Building Arizona Families, our international team focuses on Haiti adoptions. Why should you consider adopting a child from Haiti? There are several really good reasons!

The Benefits of Adopting a Child From Haiti

First, in terms of international adoption, international travel to meet and bond with the child is a requirement. In some instances, more than one visit is required. Haiti is very close, just off the coast of Florida, so the required travel is not as rigorous or expensive as traveling to countries much further away.

Secondly, adopting a child from Haiti gives each child a future they would not have had otherwise. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Of the approximately 7.5 million people living there, about 75% live below the Haiti poverty level. Hope to change that is dim, as the unemployment level is at approximately 60%, and literacy is approximately 55%. Many families simply cannot afford to provide adequate nutrition, medicine, and education to their children. Malnutrition or disease kills approximately one in five Haitiian children. Decimated by hurricanes, the grim situation has become more serious in the past few years as the rebuilding process is slow.  As you can see, adopting a child from Haiti could mean the difference between life and death. If you are considering international adoption, we hope you will give serious consideration to Haiti.

Approved Haiti Adoption Agencies Are Limited

The Haitian government does not work with every adoption agency. They are required to be internationally accredited and abide by Haitian adoption regulations. When dealing with the orphanages and the Haitian government, Building Arizona Families has a long standing, positive relationship that will be highly beneficial in the international adoption process. In reviewing Haitian adoption agencies, it is important to ensure that the agency is Hague accredited (Building Arizona Families is), and that they are an approved Haiti adoption agency by the Haitian government.

Building Arizona Families Specializes in Haiti Adoptions

Building Arizona Families is grateful that you are considering international adoption and grateful for the time you have taken to find out more information about adopting a child from Haiti. We would love to visit with you further about how you can change a child’s life forever. We offer onsite seminars that answer all of your questions, as well as online seminars. Additionally, we invite you to call us at 623-692-4424 or e-mail us. We would be happy to set up a private meeting and answer any questions you have, or personally take you through the online seminar. You can also find more information about the types of adoption, the child adoption process, and adoption cost on our website HERE.

Urgent Need for International Adoption of Haitian Children

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The need to adopt Haiti children is urgent when considering just how many orphans there are in Haiti.  The numbers range considerably concerning just how many orphans there are in Haiti because gathering accurate data in an underdeveloped country can be challenging at best. An average would be over 30,000 children in a country of approx. 8 million. Haiti is the most impoverished nation in the Western Hemisphere, and the orphanages in Haiti are private, running primarily on donations to care for the children.

The Haitian children are beautiful. Their culture is warm and welcoming. And these children deserve to be safe, loved, and to have a bright future.

Building Arizona Families (BAF) is proud of the International Adoption program that focuses on finding forever families for Haitian children. BAF is one of just over two dozen Hague accredited adoption agencies that are permitted by the Haitian government to facilitate adoption of Haitian orphans. BAF has strong relationships with the government and with reputable orphanages (called crèches in Haiti).

We invite you to consider if you might be able to adopt Haiti children. The children are generally healthy, vary in age range, and there are sibling groups available for adoption as well.

If you are unable to adopt Haiti children yourself, we encourage you to share this information with your friends, family, church, co-workers, etc. Together we can make sure that these precious Haitian children have loving, safe families and bright futures. Please download the Haiti adoption kit as well. It provides basic information on eligibility, requirements, processes, and costs of adopting a child from Haiti.

CLICK HERE for more info and to download our complimentary info kit.