Haiti

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Haiti Program Information Sheet

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

FAMILY REQUIREMENTS

Parents’ Ages

  • 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

  • None allowed

Children in Family Prior to Adoption

  • No more than 5 children. Larger families will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Residence

  • All 50 states

Psychological Evaluation

  • Required for each parent

Income

  • Minimum annual income of $30,000

Child’s Gender

  • Families may choose gender

Travel

  • 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.

Post-Placement

  • 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.

TIMELINE

  • 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.