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Haitian adoptions

All Blessings International is fully accredited by the Haitian Government to provide adoption services in Haiti. Our program coordinator has been working in Haiti since 2003 and has participated in hundreds of successful Haitian adoptions.

Why choose ABI?
  • ten years of experience in Haiti
  • hundreds of successful adoptions
  • hands-on connection to Haiti
  • dossier preparation assistance
  • most staff are adoptive parents
  • we put children first!
All Blessings International offers

Haitian adoptions

with four excellent orphanage partners.

Our primary orphanage partner is Brebis de Saint-Michel de L’Attalaye in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. 'BRESMA' was established in September of 1999 under the direction of Margarette Saint Fleur, a Haitian citizen and life-long advocate for the needy in her country. To date, BRESMA has successfully completed the adoptions of over 680 children to France, Holland, Spain, Canada, and the United States. BRESMA provides a very high standard of care for children. Families of all faiths are welcome.

Au Bonheur des Enfants (AUBE) is our secondary orphanage partner. Also located in Port au Prince, AUBE's record of providing superb care to severely malnourished and at risk infants has inspired Haitian Social Services to rely upon the orphanage to care for abandoned and abused children brought in by the Haitian authorities. AUBE has performed hundreds of adoptions for children emigrating to France, Germany, and the U.S. Families of all faiths are welcome.

ABI is proud to partner with God's Littlest Angels. GLA is a Christian orphanage under the Direction of John and Dixie Bickel. Dixie is an R.N. and GLA has long offered care to medically fragile children. Healthy children are cared for in a nurturing and stimulating environment. GLA has completed hundreds of adoptions. Christian families must apply to GLA as well as to ABI in order to adopt from the orphanage.

New Life Link, under the direction of Dr. Jacob Bernard, is our fourth orphanage partner. Dr. Bernard has long been known as a passionate and vocal advocate for children's rights, ethics, and governmental transparency. ABI was honored to be chosen by New Life Link as a partner agency. New Life Link is located in the mountains in Thomasin, where the children live in beautiful surroundings directly overseen by Dr. Bernard and his wife, Claudette. Christian families must apply to New Life Link as well as to ABI in order to adopt from the orphanage.

We are occasionally able to assist families seeking to adopt pre-identified children on a case by case basis. Families seeking to adopt pre-identified children must understand that not all children are legally adoptable, and that a licensed creche must be involved. Please refer to the page regarding pre-identified adoptions on our blog.

Adoptive Parent Qualifications:
On Thursday, August 29th, 2013, the Haitian Parliament voted to change the adoption law as written in 1974. The new law, expected to come into force in late 2013, allows families meeting the following criteria to adopt:

  • opposite sex married couples with at least one parent age 30 or and both parents no older than age 50
  • five years of marriage OR five years of cohabitation
  • families may have any number of biological and adopted children provided they can provide for the new adopted child(ren)
  • please note that Haiti will not permit same sex couples to adopt
OR
  • single applicants age 35 to 50
  • single applicants may have any number of biological and adopted children provided they can provide for the new adopted child(ren)

Timeline and Travel:

Each accredited US adoption agency is permitted to submit one adoption dossier per month. Dossiers are chosen for submission based on the needs of the children in care. Dossiers for children with special needs may be submitted at any time. Over 50% of the children placed by ABI qualify as special needs under Haitian law, so the waiting period for submission for non-special needs dossiers tends to be very short.

Haitian adoptions under the new law and policies are expected to take between 12 and 18 months from dossier submission to the Haitian government to homecoming.

After the Haitian government approves the referral of a child, the adoptive family will travel to Haiti for two weeks for a socialization period. Families are encouraged to bring siblings along on this visit. Additional visits are permissible after IBESR approval. ABI will assist with in country travel and accomodations.


Children in Need of Adoption: Our

Haitian adoption program

offers the most detailed and individualized international adoption referral information possible. Our program coordinator, Diana Boni, travels to Haiti regularly. While visiting she visits with the children at the orphanage and their caretakers in their own language to observe their behavior and development in detail. Following the Haitian government's approval of a proposed referral, ABI is able to provide adoptive parents with first hand information about the child referred.

Please visit our waiting children on our photolisting page. Waiting children's dossiers may be submitted outside of the quota.

Children aged six months through ten years are in urgent need of permanent, loving families. Most of the children have no permanent health or developmental concerns, but we need families for children with special needs as well. Sibling groups are common. Most were raised by loving birth families. The effects of drug or alcohol abuse during pregnancy are very rare. Children are tested for HIV, Hepatitis, TB, and Sickle Cell. Haitian children tend to adapt very well to life with their new families.

Download our Haiti program overview sheet and our international program comparison sheet to compare programs and fees.

Read more about our Haiti program, including the latest updates on the

Haitian adoption process

, on our blog: http://kashaiti.blogspot.com/. You can call Diana Boni directly at 605-301-4690 or email her at diana@allblessings.org for answers to all of your questions about the program.

All Blessings International is deeply involved with numerous aid projects in Haiti including free schools and family preservation. This year BRESMA and her international partners provided family preservation services, nutrition, uniforms, and free education to 500 Haitian children! Read the complete report of BRESMA's 2011 activities.

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