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.[1]


  • 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.


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