Honduras is a Central American country with Caribbean Sea coastlines to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The Capital is Tegucigalpa; the main language is Spanish although native tribes speak their native languages.
Adoptions in Honduras are completed through a collaborative effort that includes a Honduran attorney working directly with the Honduran Central Authority called Direcciόn de Ninez, Adolescencia y Familia translation The Department of Children, Adolescents, and Family (DINAF), the government agency that authorizes all domestic and international adoptions. DINAF ensures that the child is eligible for adoption and no biological family members are willing and able to care for the child.
To learn more about adopting from Honduras, you may contact us, call our office at (502) 423-5780, or email inquiries to Lynn Main at email@example.com
There are two trips required for adoptions from Honduras. The first trip is approximately 7-10 days. The second trip is typically 6-8 weeks in length. The attorney will accompany you to all appointments. A guide is available to pick you up from the airport and be with you during your trip.
Nightlight Christian Adoptions is committed to preparing families for the adoption of a child with special needs. We provide pre- and post-adoption education and information regarding medical resources.
Within 30 days of your arrival home, you must have a home visit by your home study provider. Your first written report will be required 3 months after the child comes home. Additionally, your home study provider will prepare post-adoption reports and submit them to Nightlight each quarter in the first year you are home and twice per year in the 2nd year you arrive home. You will then be required to submit self-reports once per year until your child is 18 years of age. These reports include your child’s developmental progress and pictures. This is a very serious commitment; Nightlight is committed to showing DINAF and birth families that children adopted by US citizens are healthy and well cared for. Compliance with post adoption reports is also required by Honduras. Therefore, Nightlight charges a fee to monitor and process these post adoption reports and also requires families to pay for the cost of the post adoption report in advance. There is also a fee for translation of the adoption reports and shipment of the apostilled post adoption reports that must be paid at the time of accepting a referral.