Honduras is a beautiful, agricultural country located in Central America. It is bordered by Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador.
In late 2020, Agape Adoptions received approval from the adoption authority in Honduras, Direcciόn de Ninez, Adolescencia y Familia, or Directorate of Childhood, Adolescence and Family (DINAF) to facilitate a Honduras adoption program. DINAF handles the adoption process in conjunction with Honduran courts and Foreign Supervised Provider (FSP). DINAF ensures the eligibility of children for inter country adoption when biological family members are not able to care for the child. Agape Adoptions is directly authorized by DINAF and works with an in country FSP to process all adoption cases successfully.
All adoptions from Honduras are completed in accordance with the Hague Convention on inter country adoption. More information can be found here.
Agape Adoptions hosts monthly virtual information meetings for those interested in adopting through our programs.
One adoptive parent must be a US citizen.
Applicants must be at least 25 years old and no older than 60 to adopt from Honduras.
Married couples and heterosexual single women are eligible to adopt from Honduras. Honduras does not permit same sex couples to adopt.
Applicants with a criminal history of child abuse, violence, domestic violence or termination of parental rights are not eligible to adopt.
Applicants must be healthy with no serious, chronic transmissible disease (HIV positive, venereal disease, tuberculosis, etc.) or other life-threatening illnesses.
There is no minimum income required. However, applicants must meet the income requirements provided by USCIS for the child to immigrate.
Children in Home
Honduras does not limit the number of children in the home, however, DINAF utilizes a family selection process where they present at least two families for the same child and then choose the best family.
There are children in governmental care throughout Honduras who are in need of a family through intercountry adoption. DINAF is committed to ensuring these children are matched and placed with families. The majority of the children in care throughout Honduras are between the ages of 3-16 years of age (Children must be adopted prior to turning 16 years old in Honduras, per USCIS immigration requirements). Sibling groups are eligible for intercountry adoption. Most children will have medical special needs that will range from mild to moderate. Infants under the age of three years old are generally not an option through the Honduras program.
Agape Adoptions has experience with helping families to process an adoption for a child that is known to them, such as a relative adoption. If you are interested in adopting a child that you already know, please reach out to us so that we can learn more about your situation to determine if we can help; email@example.com
Families considering adoption from Honduras will have access to the child’s social and medical background information before travel. In most cases, additional information is available upon request.
Travel & Bonding Periods
There are two trips required when you adopt from Honduras. Trip one is 7-10 days and both parents must travel.
Trip 2 is 2-3 weeks and is about 3-4 months after the completion of the first trip. Both parents must travel but one parent may return home after about one week.
Post adoption requirements
Reports written by a social worker are due at 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 months after date of placement, followed by annual self-reports until your child is 18 years old. Post-placement reports are required for all children adopted from Honduras.
Total Agency Fees: $6750
Total Application, Parent Education, Dossier and Other Paperwork Processing Fees: $4450 - $4900
Total USCIS, Department of State and IAAME Fees: $1695 (based on two PAPs; immigration fees will increase for each additional household member)
Total Home Study and Post Adoption Fees: ~$3750
(variables include additional mileage fee based on distance from office and amount of state clearances that need to be processed for the Home Study)
Home Study Review Fee, for families completing their home study with another agency: $550
Total Attorney Fees in Honduras: $8,000 - $10,000 (based on the processing for one child)
Total Visa Fees: $20 (based on two PAPs traveling)
Total Estimated Travel Fees: ~$6,600 - $10,000 (for two PAPs and one adopted child), includes estimate for lodging and in country transportation)
Total In Country Fees for Child’s Adoption Processing: ~$625
Total Estimated Honduras Adoption Program Expenses: $31,815--$38,290
A detailed fee schedule is available upon request