Chances for Children began working in Haiti in 2006. To date, we have placed over 115 children with loving families in the U.S and Canada. We have also helped the communities in which we work by supporting or providing fresh drinking water programs, medical care, artisan projects, food, and schools.
In September 2011, Chances for Children received its license in Haiti to operate a crèche (an orphanage that processes adoptions). Our crèche is located on Rue Mevs in Kenscoff, Haiti. We pride ourselves on our high caregiver to child ratios. We currently employ a staff of 32 full-time and 4 part-time employees and have 47 children in our care. While we are currently at capacity, we admit children regularly and match them with waiting adoptive families.
Our English-speaking preschool instructor teaches preschool-age children each morning. Our children over the age of 5 attend a private school next door where they interact with other children in their peer group. Our caretakers are encouraged to engage the children in age-appropriate developmental play.
Our children have access to a local pediatrician who follows their care while at the crèche. We have a nurse on staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to care for the children when they get sick. In addition, we do thorough medical screening and lab tests on all children prior to admitting them to the Crèche. We test all children for HIV, VDRL, Sickle Cell, Hepatitis and TB, as well as providing adoptive parents with medical summaries.
Once you have made the decision to build your family through adoption, you will be eager to get started. The first step is to contact our Adoption Agency partners and decide which of them you would like to work with during the process. The agency program coordinators can answer all of your questions and help you through the process.