International adoption of Haitian children

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The international adoption of Haitian children is common in the United States. Haiti is not a signatory to the Hague Adoption Convention.[further explanation needed] Thirty-three children were brought home to the U.S. in 2011.[citation needed]

Requirements[edit]

  • Haiti does not require travel to the country for adoption.
  • Single parent adoption is permitted, provided they are 35 or older.
  • "For married couples, one prospective adoptive parent may be under age 35, provided the couple has been married for ten years and has no biological children."
  • Parents must be 19 years older than the child they are adopting.

Agencies[edit]

To adopt internationally, one must first choose an adoption agency through which to adopt. Agencies with programs in Haiti include:

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