A most affordable program!
Children can be referred as infants or older age Sibling groups are available; unrelated children can be adopted simultaneously by a family Children can be healthy or with minor correctable medical needs. Low cost of the program Parents must travel for the court hearing; families can travel before the adoption is completed to meet the child(ren).
Haiti is a democratic country located in the Caribbean, 50 miles east of Cuba and approximately 600 miles southeast of Florida.
Children are located in orphanages in Port-au-Prince. The most common reason the children become available for adoption is poverty. The children are tested for Hepatitis, HIV, and TB, Malaria and Sickle Cell disease.
Haitian adoption authority prefers that adoptive parents be married and at least 30 years old. Single women are also allowed to adopt from this country and must they be of 30 years of age.
Prospective adoptive parent(s) will submit the TOL pre-application, they will then receive and return the full application. Then, they will receive and return a contract specific to the family and Haiti. The full dossier will then be released to the client and a consultant will be assigned and will provide assistance to help complete the adoption dossier. Out-of-state clients can be provided references for home study agencies within their state of residence. TOL will be providing inter agency agreement and provide support to family‘s social worker to complete cultural wording within the home-study should TOL assistance be requested. The family will be responsible for filing the correct immigration form and keeping fingerprinting and I-171H (immigration approval) current. There are two ways of locating a child: choose a ―waiting child‖ with the assistance of one of our coordinator‘s, or request a referral of a specific child once the dossier is sent into the country.
One short trip (3-5 days) for both parents is required by the country at the time of court hearing. It is our personal encouragement that the parents travel to meet the child before the adoption is finalized to ensure a successful bonding process and become a strong family. Specific to clients who cannot travel to bring their child home after the adoption completion, escort service is available for an additional fee: extended length of time and additional documentation is necessary to complete the adoption if escort service is chosen.
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