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). 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.
Children of all ages are in need of families through inter country adoption from Honduras. Waiting children with special needs who are eligible for inter country adoption range between the ages of 3-16, but children over the age of 8 years old are more readily available. Infant or healthy children adoption is not an option through the Honduras program. Children are largely of Hispanic descent but may also be Mestizo.
(Children must be adopted prior to turning 16 years old in Honduras, per USCIS immigration requirements.)
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.
Many children available for inter country adoption have identified medical or developmental special needs. Some medical conditions may be considered minor, while other conditions may be more significant and even encompass multiple diagnoses. When adopting a child with special needs, Agape Adoptions recommends families research the needs they are open to, adoptmed.org is an excellent starting point; as well as consult with an international adoption medical professional for more information about the particular health issues related to children adopted internationally.
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.
PROCESS & TIMELINE
There are two trips required for adoptions 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.
Total Agency Fees: $6500
Total Application, Parent Education, Dossier and Other Paperwork Processing Fees: $4600- $5500
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 Placement Fees: ~$5550-6550
Home Study ($1900)
Post Adoption fees ($375 per report)
Additional mileage and travel fees may be incurred for families located more than 100 miles from the main office, or city center of Spokane, Portland or Anchorage.
Home Study Review Fee, for families completing their home study with another agency: $550
Total Attorney Fees in Honduras: $6000 (based on the processing for one child)
Total Visa Fees (For Child): $325
Total Estimated Travel Fees: ~$4810-$8360
Total In Country Fees for Child’s Adoption Processing: ~$490
Total Estimated Adoption Expenses: $28,825--$34,275
A detailed fee schedule is available upon request