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Honduras Adoption

EAC is working in cooperation with DINAF – Direcciόn de Niṅez, Adolescencia y Familia to complete adoptions in Honduras. Honduras is a very flexible program. The majority of files in country have already been approved and are on the wait list waiting to be matched to a referral.

The Children

Children Available for Adoption in Honduras

  • The children of Honduras have olive to dark or semi dark complexions, dark eyes and dark hair.
  • Children 2-10 years are available.
  • Sibling groups are available, older sibling groups of 2 or 3 children are immediately available, they wait for families!

Travel Requirements

Travel Requirements for a Honduras Adoption

  • Honduras requires three short trips.
  • The first trip is approximately 7-10 days. Parents receive their referral and undergo family interview and psychological examination. Parents also visit with the child and go to court.
  • The second trip is approximately 2 months later and lasts about 5-7 days. Parents will sign paperwork on this trip.
  • The third trip is approximately 2 weeks long and takes place 2-3 weeks after the 2nd trip and consists of U.S. Embassy appointment.
  • Both parents are required to travel on the first and second trip to meet the child/children.
  • One parent may travel on the third trip with proper power of attorney, after child’s passport is issued.
  • Our experienced English speaking staff is there to help you every step of the way!

Time Frame

Time Frame for a Honduras Adoption

  • Time frame from approval of dossier in country to finalization of adoption is approximately no less than 3 years.

Immigration Information

Honduras Central Authority

Dirección de Niñez, Adolescencia y la Familia (DINAF)

The Process

The process for adopting a child from Honduras generally includes the following steps:

    • Choose an Adoption Service Provider
    • Apply to USCIS to be Found Eligible to Adopt
    • Be Matched with a Child
    • Adopt the Child in Honduras
    • Apply to USCIS for the Child to be Found Eligible for Adoption
    • Bring Your Child Home

Post Adoptive Requirements

Post Adoptive Requirements for a Honduras Adoption

  • All families must submit post-adoptive reports following social worker visits at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months; followed by semi-annual reports at 18 and 24 months. Annual reports are to be submitted until minor turns 18 years of age.