Adopt from Haiti

As of 2014, Haiti has been part of the Hague Adoption Convention. If you are interested in adopting a child from Haiti, please contact a Hague approved agency.

Quick adoption facts:
Average cost: $25,000 – $40,000
Average estimated time: 1.5 – 3 years
Average # of adoptions to U.S. families: 100-400/year

For information on the process, cost and additional Haiti adoption facts, click here.

If you have any more questions, please contact our adoptions department at cotpadoption@gmail.com.

The Impact

IBESR (Haiti’s department of family and children’s services) adoption requirements

  • Adoption can be requested jointly by a married and not legally separated heterosexual couple, after five (5) years of marriage and when one of the spouses is at least thirty (30) years old.
  • Applications from single men and women aged at least thirty-five (35) years of age are accepted.
  • The age of the adoptive parents may not exceed fifty (50) years for the older of the two (2) spouses  or a single parent at the time of a referral of a child.
  • Does not allow same-sex couples to adopt.
  • Both adoptive parents must be at least fourteen (14) years older than the child they intend to adopt.
  • Biological and adopted children in the home are acceptable.
  • If the adoptive parents already have biological or adopted children, the children must give their opinion if they are eight (8) years old or older.
  • Both parents must be able to come to Haiti for 2 weeks after a child’s referral.  This is a requirement of the law.
  • Once at the time of the child referral by IBESR and then at the end of the process to take your children home.
  • IBESR will give priority to special needs children.
  • All families when sending their dossiers to Haiti will be put on a waiting list until IBESR decides that the family matches a child who is available for adoption.

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