Haiti became part of The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption on April 1, 2014. The Institut du Bien-Être Sociale et de Recherches (IBESR), Haiti’s central adoption authority, has agreed to process transition cases in which a Form I-600 or I-600A was filed before April 1, 2016.
For more information on Haiti Adoption, visit the Haiti Adoption page on the U.S. State Department’s website. Get parent-to-parent advice and support in the Haiti Adoptive Families group in our online community, Adoptive Families Circle.
Haiti Adoption Fast Facts
- 2015 Adoptions: 143 children
- Hague Country: Yes
- Estimated Total Cost: $25,000 to $40,000
- Profile of Children: 54% of children are 5 years and older. About 54% are boys (2014).
- Parent Ages: Parents in married couples must be at least 30 years old, and be married for at least five years. Singles must be at least 35 years old. Adoptive parents must be at least 14 years older than the child, but no older than 50 years old. Same-sex couples may not adopt.
- Family Status: Married couples and singles may adopt. Parents who already have children need a waiver, which is commonly granted.
- Travel: 15 days
- Timeline for Haiti Adoption: from 18 months to three years.
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