The Republic of Haiti shares the lush, tropical island of Hispaniola with the country of Dominican Republic. The island was discovered by Columbus in 1492, when he landed near the modern day city of Cap Haitien, thinking he had discovered China. Haiti lies approximately 50 miles southeast of Cuba and is considered part of the West Indies. Haiti’s culture is a vibrant mixture of African, French, Indian, British and Spanish influences.
Children are placed in the orphanage of Dillon’s sister agency, The Foundation for the Children of Haiti (FCH), located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, through abandonment or relinquishment by birth parents or a relative. Children become available for adoption in Haiti primarily because of the extreme economic disadvantages of their birth families. The Foundation has an excellent complex to care for the waiting children including the Rainbow Of Love Nursery and Children’s Village, School of the Good Sower, and Hope Hospital. Gladys Thomas has been overseeing the Foundation’s work in Haiti since 1981 and has been instrumental in the growth of the Foundation in serving the needs of Haiti’s less fortunate.
Dillon International began placing Haitian children with U.S. families in 1991.
Children Eligible for Adoption from this Program:
No arrest histories allowed.
Length of Marriage
Children in Family Prior to Adoption
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Learn even more in the Adoption Guide.