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Want to Adopt a Child From Haiti?
Our Internationally Accredited Adoption Agency Can Help!

Thousands of Precious Haitian Orphans Are Praying for a Loving, Forever Family

Our Hague accredited adoption agency can walk you through the process of international adoption of a child from Haiti. Can you open your heart and home to provide hope and a future for these precious children?  Every child deserves a chance to feel loved and safe.

OUR INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED ADOPTION AGENCY CAN HELP YOU BUILD A WONDERFUL FAMILY!

Thank you for your interest in adopting a child from Haiti. Our internationally accredited adoption agency is committed to serving vulnerable children. There are many children throughout the world who are in need of parents. Economic or social issues have led to conditions in some countries where they cannot provide enough homes for their children who are in need of adoption. Building Arizona Families is dedicated to helping find adoptive families from across the United States who are ready to offer these children a safe, loving, and permanent family. As a licensed, non-profit, Hague accredited adoption Haiti agency, we are able to work with families in any state through our Haiti adoptions program who meet Haiti adoption requirements.

For more information about Haiti Adoptions, please reach out directly to:
Lisa Peterson
623-692-4424
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HAITI TRUSTS OUR HAGUE ACCREDITED ADOPTION AGENCY

Haiti Adoptions, the IBESR (the Central Authority for adoptions in Haiti) has chosen BAF to place children from Haiti into the United States. BAF is a Hague accredited international adoption agency.  We are seeking families who would like to adopt children over the age of six or are open to adopting siblings and meet Haiti adoption requirements. Building Arizona Families can assist in kinship adoptions.”

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OVERVIEW OF THE HAITIAN ADOPTION PROCESS

The goal and mission of the Haiti adoptions program is to place children into loving forever families who meet Haiti adoption requirements. Building Arizona Families meets very rigorous international adoption standards.  Our team is very proud of our Hague accredited adoption certification.  We are committed to serving the families and the children of Haiti with excellence. Additionally, BAF continues to provide humanitarian aid and support family reunification in Haiti whenever possible.

REQUIREMENTS

Opposite sex married couples with at least one parent age 30 and both parents not older than age 48 (5 years of marriage or cohabitation) OR single applicants age 35 to 48

CHILDREN AVAILABLE

Children up to 12 years are available for international Haiti Adoptions. Sibling groups are also available for adoption.  Your child will be 12 months older than their age at referral so families need to keep this in mind when thinking about what age range they are considering.  Any child found abandoned must wait six months before being deemed eligible to adopt.

TIME FRAME

Due to the Haitian legal intricacies, an adoption from Haiti can take over 36 months for completion.

TRAVEL

Two trips are required when adopting from Haiti. After the Haitian government approves the referral of a child, the adoptive family will travel to Haiti for two weeks for a socialization period.  The final trip is a six-day bonding period before you bring your child home. At the end of the six days, the family is permitted to travel to the USA with their child.

Adoptive Parent(s) Requirements
On Thursday, August 29th, 2013, the Haitian Parliament voted to change the adoption law as written in 1974. On November 15th, 2013 the publication of the New Adoption Law for Haiti were in place with updated Haiti adoption requirements. The new law allows families meeting the following criteria to adopt:

  • Opposite sex married couples with at least one parent age 30 and both parents not older than age 48.
  • Five years of marriage OR five years of cohabitation.
  • Families may have any number of biological and adopted children provided they can provide for the
    new adopted child(ren).
  • Family must be financially stable and able to provide for more children.
  • No one in the house hold can have any unlawful activity in their background.
  • Please note that Haiti will not permit same sex couples to adopt.

OR

  • Single applicants age 35 to 48.
  • Single applicants may have any number of biological and adopted children provided they
    can provide for the new adopted child(ren).
  • Family must be financially stable and able to provide for more children.
  • No one in the house hold can have any unlawful activity in their background.
Children Available
Children up to 12 years are available for international Haiti Adoptions. Sibling groups are also available for adoption. Your child will be 12 months older than their age at referral so families need to keep this in mind when thinking about what age range they are considering. Any child found abandoned must wait six months before being deemed eligible to adopt.

Each accredited US adoption agency is permitted to submit one adoption dossier per month. Dossiers are chosen for submission based on the needs of the children in care. Dossiers for children with special needs may be submitted at any time

Most of the children have no permanent health or developmental concerns, but we need families for children with special needs as well who meet Haiti adoption requirements. The effects of drug or alcohol abuse during pregnancy are very rare. Children are tested for HIV, Hepatitis, TB, and Sickle Cell. Haitian children tend to adapt very well to life with their new families. They tend to have very adaptable personalities and are prepared by the crèche in Haiti to leave to join their forever families.

Time Frame
Due to the Haitian legal intricacies, an adoption from Haiti can take over 36 months for completion.
Travel
Two trips are required when adopting from Haiti.

After the Haitian government approves the referral of a child for a family meeting Haiti adoption requirements, the adoptive family will travel to Haiti for two weeks for a socialization period. Families can bring siblings along on this visit. All families stay in a very comfortable guest house on the grounds of the crèche.

The final trip is a six-day bonding period before you bring your child home. At the end of the six days, the family is permitted to travel to the USA with their child.

Haiti Adoptions Process
BAF will assist you with the considerable amount of paperwork required to adopt a child from Haiti.

Our Haitian partner will process the adoption in Haiti. BAF will assist you in all aspects of the adoption process.

Dossier
An adoption dossier is a compilation of documents that require various authentication at different levels of government. Your dossier will include a home study conducted by a Hague accredited agency licensed in your state of residence. BAF will provide you with exact directions about how to prepare your dossier and an up to date dossier document list. BAF will help you through assembling your dossier documents, and will take care of the translation and logistical steps for your once it is assembled.
Referral
Proposed referrals must be approved by the Haitian government (IBESR) before they can be shared with adoptive parents. Referral information includes as much detail as we receive from IBESR.
Post Adoption
Haiti has extensive post placement requirements for eight years. Following a child’s placement for adoption, four reports must be completed by a licensed adoption agency (typically the same one that conducted the home study) for the first two years and then a parent may file a report directly to BAF for the remaining six years. These are sent to BAF and then onto IBESR in Haiti.
Why Choose our internationally accredited adoption agency?
  • We service all families in the USA with a high level of service and communication
  • We take pride in our commitment to break down barriers and help families succeed
  • Experience in Haiti since 2005
  • Hands-on connection to Haiti
  • Dossier preparation assistance
  • Most staff are adoptive parents
  • We put families first
  • The Haiti government choose a select few U.S. adoption agencies to process Haitian adoptions.  Building Arizona Families is proud to be one of those adoption agencies.
  • In order to be an internationally accredited adoption agency, we must pass a rigorous certification process.   We are proud of our team.  Because of our standards of excellence, we have our accreditation renewed annually.

ADOPTION FEE SCHEDULE

Unless specifically provided otherwise, to adopt a child from Haiti through our accredited adoption agency, all fees must be paid before advancing to that phase and are non-refundable once paid. Building Arizona Families cannot guarantee the performance of the local or foreign entities involved in the adoption process as Building Arizona Families has no direct control over either. Fees are subject to change from time to time and Prospective Adoptive Parent(s) will be notified as soon as possible about such changes or upcoming changes to the fee schedule.

BAF= Building Arizona Families
PAP = Prospective Adoptive Parent

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Fees not paid when due will result in delay of your adoption process and/or travel.

Upon request, Building Arizona Families will provide you with the number of its adoption placements per year for the prior three years and the number and percentage of those placements that remain intact, are disrupted, or have been dissolved.  We can also provide you with the number of parents who apply to adopt on a yearly basis, based on data for the prior three calendar years, and the number of children eligible for adoption and awaiting an adoptive placement referral via Building Arizona Families.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Approval (IAAME), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through IAAME’s website at:

https://iaame.net

Building Arizona Families is a licensed private non-profit and internationally accredited adoption agency.

Building Arizona Families reserves the right to determine that it may not provide services.

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