Haiti CollageNightlight Christian Adoptions Agency is proud to have achieved accreditation to process adoptions of children from Haiti.

Authorization of Accreditation

 

Haiti adoption is a wonderful option in international adoption. The fees for Haiti adoption are reasonable, there are younger children available, travel is less expensive, and we estimate that the adoption process with take about 24-36 months from application to completion, depending on the type and age of child you are seeking. Your wait time will likely be at the shorter end of this range if you are open to a special needs or older child.

Staying on top of the regulations and changes in Haiti adoptions requires taking an active role in the crèches that we are working with. We have regular contact with the directors of crèches we work with. Nightlight is committed to helping families prepare for the adoption of children from Haiti. Our pre-adoption education requirements will help prepare you by providing information about developmental delays, attachment, grief and loss, and health issues. Because of the nature of children in need of adoption from Haiti, you will be learning about the adoption of children from six months of age to fifteen years old and/or children with special needs – and the resources you possess to parent such children.

Children Available

Infants and older children are available for adoption from Haiti. Sibling groups and children with special needs are also available.

Eligibility

  • The age difference between adoptive parents and a child should not be more than 45 years. This requirement can be more flexible with families adopting school-age children and children with special needs.
  • At least one parent has to be over 30 years of age.
  • Single women are accepted into the program.
  • A couple has to be married for at least 5 years

Referrals

Referrals are provided by Haiti. The referral will contain basic information on child’s medical and social background and pictures. Referral time depends on the age of the child a family looks to adopt.

Process

Once your dossier has been completed and submitted to Haiti, you become eligible to receive a referral of a child. Once referral is received, you will have up to 2 weeks days to evaluate your referral and consult with physicians. If you accept it, then your travel will be scheduled. It takes on average 24-36 months to complete your adoption process from the time of referral.

Travel

Only 2 trips are required for adoption from Haiti. The first trip will be 2 weeks. The second trip is typically about 5-7 days in length. On your first trip you will meet the child you were referred. You will spend time with your child and at the end of your trip sign an official acceptance of referral. You will go on your second trip after adoption in Haiti is completed and your child’s passport is obtained. You will visit the U.S. Embassy and will have your child evaluated at the medical clinic approved by the Embassy.

Cost

The program fee for a Haiti adoption is $24,000. Additional estimated expenses of $9,620 – $11,820 will bring the total cost to approximately $33,620 – $35,820.Your out-of-pocket expenses may further be reduced if you receive scholarships or employer-provided adoption benefits. Exhibit A of our contract lists all fees and estimated costs for the Haiti program. Please call (970-663-6799) or e-mail Renae Kennedy, renae@nightlight.org, with any questions.

Post Adoption

Haiti requires a total of 8 post adoption reports after the adoption is finalized according to the following schedule: 1 month, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months, 36 months, 48 months and 60 months. Many adoptive parents find it important to find support after the adoption. Take advantage of all the resources available to your family – your social worker, support groups, an advocacy organization, or your religious and/or community services.

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To learn more about adopting from Haiti, you may contact us, call our office at (970)663-5501, or directly email our Haiti coordinator, Kate Feeback, at Kate@nightlight.org.

Haiti Adoption Program Details:

  • Program Cost will range from $32,620 – $34,820
  • Children available will be infants and older children
  • At least one adoptive parent must be over 30 years of age.
  • Only 2 trips to Haiti are required

More Information on Haiti Adoptions

Haiti Adoption Overview
U.S. Relations with Haiti
Intercountry Adoption Information on Haiti