Haiti ratified the Hague Convention on International Adoption in the summer of 2012 and is currently working on becoming fully Hague compliant. While this is a lengthy process, we applaud the Haitian government's efforts to safeguard children and act in their best interest. Bethany is currently allowed to submit 12 Dossier per year to Haiti for International Adoption. Due to this, we are temporarily suspending intake to the Haiti adoption program. Families who are interested in a Waiting Child, may be allowed to move forward.
In order to provide quality social services in Haiti, Bethany works with several Haitian partners including Rescue One, FEJ (Foundation Enfant Jesus), and God's Littlest Angels. Bethany has facilitated international adoptions in Haiti since 2007. We partner with God’s Littlest Angels, which provides relief aid for hurricane-affected communities, and temporary care for premature babies, and with Fondation Enfant Jésus that includes a medical clinic, housing, vocational training, and psychological counseling support, and with Rescue One, who provides Christian education, health care, and sponsors school supplies and meals for children in need. Alongside our partners, we are working with several churches in Haiti to develop training and education surrounding the restavec situation.
- International adoption
- Community and family support services
- Skills training and education
Sponsor a child in need:
Can you extend a hand in love to a child or family in need? Families and communities benefit in tangible ways from sponsorship. Through Bethany, your money provides direct and specific care based on the individual needs of a family. When you sponsor through Bethany, you will join a group of sponsoring individuals to provide the level of care that is needed.
Ready to take the next steps towards adoption?
Each country Bethany works in has unique requirements and costs for adoption. We also work with in-country specialists who are ready to assist you in your adoption journey. To get started fill out our free preliminary application or learn more about international adoption.
Population: 9,719,932 (July 2011 est.)
Capital city: Port-au-Prince
Official languages: French, Creole
Religion: Roman Catholic: 80%; Protestant: 16%; None: 1%; Other: 3% Note: Roughly half of the population also practices some form of voodoo.