The Dominican Republic is a small Caribbean country home to approximately 10 million people, most well-known for its tourism and home to Christopher Columbus’s New World landing in 1492. Dominican Republic’s land contains many forests, swamps, beaches, and savannas. Once ruled by Spain, Dominican Republic achieved independence in 1884. While considered one of the most beautiful islands of the Caribbean, poverty is still an issue in the rural areas outside the areas of tourism. The capitol is Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic is party to The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Therefore, all intercountry adoptions between Dominican Republic and the United States must meet the requirements of the Convention and U.S. law implementing the Convention. Hague countries have additional safeguards to ensure ethical adoptions and tend to be more stable and predictable in processing adoptions.
Couples who have been married five years or more can adopt from The Dominican Republic. Both parents must be a minimum of 30 years old and neither spouse may be older than 60 years old. Adoptive parents must also be at least 15 years older than the adopted child.
To learn more about our Dominican Republic Adoption Program, you may contact us, call our office at (502) 423-5780, or email inquiries to Liana, at email@example.com.