Qualifications to Adopt From Haiti

According to the new Haitian adoption law that implemented in November 2013 you must meet the following guidelines to qualify for a Haiti adoption:

  1. Single women
    • Who are U.S. citizens.
    • Who are between 35 and 50 years of age at the time of dossier submission to IBESR.
  2. Legally married heterosexual couples:
    • In which at least one applicant is a U.S. citizen.
    • At least one applicant is 30 years of age and neither applicant can be over 50 years of age at the time of dossier submission to IBESR.
    • Who have been married a minimum of five years.
  3. Un-married heterosexual couples:
    • In which at least one applicant is a U.S. citizen.
    • At least one applicant is 30 years of age and neither applicant can be over 50 years of age at the time of dossier submission to IBESR.
    • Couples must have cohabitated for a minimum of 5 years at the time of dossier submission.
  4. Applicants must be in good physical and mental condition necessary to provide responsible care for an adopted child.
  5. Applicants’ income must meet the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) requirements as specified in Form I-864P for 125% of the current Poverty Guideline: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-864P.pdf.

All qualified applicants are permitted to adopt more than one child at a time. Multiple-child adoptions can be siblings or unrelated children.

Notes:
Please be advised that Haitian adoption qualifications can be modified at any time by the Haitian government and without prior notification.