As we have mentioned in other parts of our site, adoption is not our first goal. Our first goal is to be able to reunite the children/infants with their biological families. However, there are times when this is not possible. In those situations, we will help assist in an adoption. We are not an adoption agency but help facilitate the adoptions of our little ones in Haiti. If you have any questions or would like to request an application please contact Robin Knight. Children of the Promise requires families to work through a licensed agency. We currently work closely with two agencies:
We strongly encourage families who are seriously considering adoption from Children of the Promise to join our Yahoo Groups. There is a group of people who are adopting specifically from Children of the Promise or who have already brought their child/ren home.
Basic Requirements to adopt:
- Please email to ask.
Our adoptive parents are made up of married couples with no children, families with children, single and divorced individuals, who believe that Jesus Christ is God, the Son of God the Father and the only Savior and Lord, and apart from Him, there is no salvation. Anybody who does not believe and accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, cannot adopt children from COTP. We, ourselves at Children of the Promise, are committed Born Again Christians from a variety of church backgrounds and experiences. We do not discriminate against other Christian groups, Protestant or Catholic. We ask that all of our prospective adoptive families to be honest with us from the very beginning. We strongly suggest that no families start preparing their dossiers without having our approval. Please, do not assume that you will be approved to adopt from COTP, although we will happily and gratefully approve all qualified families who are biblical Christians.
- Family may not visit/volunteer. This is far too difficult for the children. These children know who their parents are from your pictures and talk about you. To spend time with them and then leave Haiti without them is abandoning them and will make your bonding when the adoption is final, much harder.
- We will not change your child’s name if they are over 1 year old. If they are under 1 year old we will start calling your child by their new name. What you do with their name when they come home is up to you.
- We ask that parents spend 2 weeks in Haiti with their child when its time to pick them up. Because of the care our children get and that they are living in little family settings, its vital for their well-being that you spend this time with them and their caregivers in Haiti before taking them home. It will make the transition much smoother.