MLJ Adoptions, Inc. is pleased to one of nineteen agencies that have been approved to work in Haiti to do adoptions under the new Hague guidelines! As we work to develop our pilot adoption program in Haiti and learn more about the new Hague guidelines in Haiti, information may change.
Who Can Adopt from Haiti?
- Couples married ten years or longer
- Single women, at least 35 years old
- 33 years and older for married couples, with at least one spouse 35 years old (Haitian government may have some discretion)
- Parents must be a minimum of 18 years older than the child to be adopted.
- Families without biological children. Families with biolgoical children can apply for special waiver by the president.
- The family may contain children that were adopted in current or former marriage, as are children from a previous marriage.
- Preference is given to Christian and Jewish families
Who are the Children that need Adoption?
- Children range in age from infants to 12 years of age
- Sibling groups and twins.
- Unrelated children can be adopted at the same time.
- Children with Special Needs/HIV
While MLJ Adoptions, Inc. will accept applications, this is a pilot program and many unknowns are still prevalent. Submission of your application and/or initial payment in no way guarantee you a successful adoption, your approval to adopt or any details regarding the process. Haitian adoption process is still evolving. However, it is a Hague process and Haiti and the US State Department have been extremely invested in the transition and creation of a stable and ethical Hague Adoption process in Haiti. MLJ Adoptions will provide additional information and requirements in the coming days/weeks/months. Please be sure to read our Agreement closely and understand your financial risks and additional risks prior to moving forward with MLJ Adoptions.
For more information about adopting from Haiti, please contact Lydia Tarr and/or complete our online request for additional information. General information regarding adoption fees (updated February 2013) can be found here.