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Wisconsin and Upper Michigan


Haiti Adoptions

We work in partnership with Holt International Children’s Services to find safe and loving families for children in Haiti.  Holt International Children’s Services is a Hague Accredited Adoption Agency and is accredited by theInstitut du Bien-Etre Social et de Recherches (IBESR), Haiti’s central adoption authority.

Children Available           

  • Three to nine years at time of placement 

Parent's Age      

  • One applicant must be at least 30 years of age
  • Upper age limit is 50 years, so contact Haiti program if one or both applicants are 48+ years of age

Length of Marriage          

  • Minimum five years of marriage


  • One divorce each accepted

Children in Family           

  • Up to three children

Single Applicant                

  • Single women 35+ accepted
  • Upper age limit is 50 years, so contact Haiti program if applicant is 48+ years of age

Travel in Country            

  • One or two five to seven day trips, and one two-week trip.
  • The number of trips will depend on the new adoption law 
  • After child matching, families are required to make a two-week trip to spend some time with the child prior to the case moving forward

How Long it Takes          

  • Application through placement: approximately 24+ months

Waiting Child Program 

  • Waiting children from Haiti range from being physically healthy and older, being part of a sibling group, to having minor to moderate special needs

Additional Information                 

  • We are only accepting new applications from families open to a child older than five years of age, a child with special needs, or a sibling group
  • Families should speak with Mike Noah or Verla LeBaron prior to submitting an application
  • Haiti recently ratified the Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption
  • Children are matched to adoptive families by IBESR, Haiti's Central Authority for international adoptions
  • Families should be open to delays and unknowns as regulations and processing changes are made by the Haitian Government in order to be Hague compliant


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