In Haitian culture, caring for extended family is an important value and responsibility. When a child in Haiti cannot be cared for by a parent, mainly because of death, poverty, incarceration, or the inability to provide proper care, Haitian households entrust aunts and uncles to provide a home for the child. When there is no extended family to turn to, a creche (orphanage) is the next step. For a Building Arizona Families forever family, an aunt and uncle in the United States were able to give a beautiful life to their two nieces through Haiti adoption.

A BAF Adoptive Family Provides a Safe and Loving Home for Their Haitian Nieces 

An adoptive family of Building Arizona Families shares their incredible story of providing a forever home for their two nieces from Haiti. Nancy and Red are married and live in Tucson, Arizona. Nancy was born in Haiti and immigrated to the United States. Because of Nancy’s sister’s untimely death, her two nieces no longer had a safe and loving home. Before Nancy’s sister passed away, she asked Nancy and Red to care for her girls and provide them the safe and loving home they need. Promptly, Nancy and Red began to explore the Haiti adoption process.

Read below the thoughts Nancy and Red had when making this remarkable decision to begin their Haiti adoption journey – 

“We know this is the right thing to do and are committed to following through with this last request. We are motivated not only out of obligation but by the love we wish to give the girls throughout their entire lives. We have the time, resources, and inclination to be proud dutiful parents and look forward to supporting the girls spiritually and financially throughout the course of their development and beyond into college or whatever post-high school pursuit they may choose. We will preserve and respect the girl’s unique Haitian culture and encourage them to learn and explore other cultures.” 

Any adoption journey can present its own challenges, and even a relative Haiti adoption can experience the same complexities as others. But Nancy and Red persevered and brought the girls home to America. Both girls are now thriving in their new home, surrounded by family and friends. Nancy is committed to keeping the girls connected to their Haitian heritage, and the girls still have relationships with other extended family members in Haiti. Beautiful adoption stories like this is why Building Arizona Families is passionate about finding forever families for every child possible. If you are interested in providing a child with a home where they can flourish, visit us HERE to learn more about the Haiti adoption process. 

Building Arizona Families is Here to Serve Families Across the United States

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.

With our internationally accredited adoption expertise, we can greatly assist our families through the adoption process. As one of only a limited 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, 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

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