America World's Haiti program is open to new families. We have dossier submission opportunities available immediately.
From submitting a dossier to the IBESR to arriving home with a child takes approximately 30–48 months. The greatest determining factor is the adoptive family's child request information.
The children available for adoption from Haiti include toddlers up to 15-year-olds. Healthy boys and girls are available for adoption, as well as many sibling groups. There are also children with medical needs waiting for forever families. Families interested in young children must be willing to consider a child at least up to the age of 60 months (5 years) at the time of referral.
One parent must be 30 years old. Both parents must be under the age of 50. Single women must be between the ages 35-50.
Married couples and single women may adopt from Haiti. Married couples must be married a minimum of 5 years.
No more than two divorces permitted per family.
There is no limit to the number of biological or adopted children in the home.
Families must be able to show they can adequately provide financially for their children. A family’s income and full financial status will be evaluated as part of the adoption process.
No criminal history permitted. Please discuss any incidents in your personal history which could be a point of concern with Haiti Program Staff as it may impact your program eligibility.
Applicants must show that they are physically and mentally fit to parent a child by adoption. A letter from your physician and a psychological report will be required along with the home study report.
This is a two-trip process. Both parents must travel to meet their child for a required socialization trip (15 days) and again to bring the child home (6-day minimum).
Post adoption reports are due at 1, 6, 12, 18 & 24 months, as well as years 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8. The reports at 6, 12, 18 & 24 months are written by a social worker and the remaining reports are self-reports written by the family.
Be sure to visit our Financing Adoption page to learn how to reduce or eliminate your adoption expenses!
**Please refer to America World's Agency Adoption Requirements for a complete list of requirements.