Dillon International began placing children from Haiti with U.S. families in 1991. Children are placed in a crèche due to 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.
CHILDREN ELIGIBLE FOR ADOPTION
- Boys and girls from 3-16 years old at time of arrival home
- 29.5–50 years of age for heterosexual married couples. One parent may be as young as 25 as long as the other is between 29.5 and 50.
- 34.5-50 years of age for single heterosexual women
Length of Marriage
- At least 4.5 years for both first and/or second marriages
History of Arrests
Children in Family Prior to Adoption
- No more than 5 children. Larger families will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- Minimum annual income of $30,000
- Families may choose gender
- Two trips. Both parents must travel on first trip, which is two weeks. One parent can travel for second trip, which is 4-5 days.
- Social worker reports due at 1, 6, 12 and 24 months (unless state of residence requires more).
- Family reports due at 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 years.
- Application: 2-3 months
- Home study: 2-3 months
- USCIS and dossier: 2-3 months
- Referral: 18-24+ months
- Child’s arrival: 14-18 months
- Total timeframe: 38-51+ months
Want to see how this compares to other countries’ requirements? Look at our country comparison chart.
Learn even more in the Adoption Guide.