The Haiti program is open to British Columbia families only.
Canada and Haiti have both signed the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention) which protects children and their families against the risks of illegal, irregular, premature or ill-prepared adoptions abroad.
The Haiti program is offered in partnership with the Adoption Centre of British Columbia.
Married heterosexual couples who have been in a relationship for at least 5 years, and singles are eligible to adopt from Haiti. One of the adoptive parents has to be over 30 years of age and both adoptive parents must be under 50 years old. A single adoptive parent has to be at least 35 years old to be eligible to adopt from Haiti.
Boys and girls from 6 months to 12 years of age are available for adoption in Haiti. Children with special needs are also available for adoption. Special needs include being over 6 years of age.
It is difficult to provide a specific time frame for the adoption process as the political situation and legislation of any country is subject to change.
Once an application is received and the home study is approved, CHOICES will assist in completing your paperwork and preparing the dossier for Haiti. In collaboration with our facilitator, we will guide and assist you through all phases of the adoption process while ensuring all requirements met both in Canada and in Haiti. More information on the adoption process can be found here.
For more information, please contact the Adoption Centre of British Columbia: https://kcr.ca/adoption-services/adoption-centre-of-british-columbia/contact/.