Since we've got a new program on here I thought I'd tell you a little about it in case your in those first stages. Haiti is stinkin' beautiful. The kids are beautiful. The process is very interesting and quirky. We tried to go down this road, but it's not going to work this time, but let me tell you about it just in case it works for your family. There are three main requirements to adopt from Haiti and they are pretty strict about it. There is some buzz about laws changing, but so far that hasn't happened, so here's the current scoop.
- Parents need to be at least 35.
- Married at least 10 years.
- No more than 2 biological kids.
Please keep me up to speed if any of that has changed (update: check the comments section for extra details there if you're interested in Haitian adoption policies)! I'm telling you this because they needs willing parents over there, and the qualifications are tough, so if you happen to meet that set of criteria, Haiti just might be for you. You get your referral very early in the process, shortly after finishing your home study. And then you are free to visit and bond with your child as much as you want while the legal end is being completed. Really interesting program. And the flight's not too long either. ;) So there's the scoop on Haitian adoption as understood by me. And here's our first family embarking on that journey. The Sleasmans are matched to two little sweeties. You can read more about them and their journey on their seriously informative blog. And you can donate right here. Thank you so much!
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***Our running total so far is $580!***