If you want to open your arms, heart, and home to grow your family through adoption, adopting a child from Haiti is a joyous choice! Building Arizona Families can help – we are one of just a handful of U.S. agencies that are approved by the Haitian government to serve as Haiti adoption agencies in facilitating international adoptions from their country.
Adopting a Child From Haiti Provides a Future When There Might Not Have Been One
Haiti is the most impoverished nation in the Western Hemisphere, so adopting a child from Haiti creates a future for a child that otherwise would have faced an almost certain life of poverty. Sadly, many Haitian families cannot provide for their children and are forced to give them to a local creche (orphanage) to ensure the child will have the necessary food, clothing and medical care.
Haiti Adoption Process Takes Time
Haitian children are beautiful, generally healthy, and very adaptable, particularly when it comes to adopting a baby from Haiti. Do keep in mind that the international adoption process takes time, and you will be required to visit the child twice during the adoption process. The second trip is a 6-day bonding trip before you are allowed to bring the child home. The entire Haiti adoption process can take on average of 24-30 months. It can go faster or slower, depending upon the individual case, but patience is always a prerequisite when adopting a child from Haiti.
Haiti Adoption Agencies Must Be Hague Accredited
Haiti adoption agencies are required by international law and the Haitian government to be Hague accredited. This accreditation confirms that the international adoption requirements that protect the best interest of the child are a being carefully followed. As mentioned previously, Building Arizona Families is one of the few Haiti adoption agencies permitted to facilitate adoption of Haitian children into the U.S., and we have a wonderful working relationship with the Haitian government. They have placed their trust in us, knowing that we are committed to the children that we serve. Building Arizona Families is also committed to the Haitian people as a whole, and we are involved on a humanitarian level in Haiti to help strengthen families and protect children.
Haiti Adoption Information
You can find out about international adoption Haiti requirements HERE. Additionally, Building Arizona Families offers informative adoption seminars on international adoption in Haiti. For more information on the process of adopting a child from Haiti and to find out about upcoming adoption seminars, please call or e-mail Lisa Peterson, Haiti Adoption Program Manager. She would be happy to answer any questions you might have. You can e-mail HERE, or call her at 623-692-4424. We also offer informational seminars online, so let Lisa know if you are unable to attend an in person seminar. Building Arizona Families is looking forward to serving you on your joyous forever family international adoption journey!