Chances for Children began working in Haiti in 2006. To date, we have placed over 100 children with loving families in the U.S and Canada. We have also helped the communities in which we exist by 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 adoption orphanage). Our crèche is currently located at Delmas 75 in Port au Prince and has capacity for up to 20 children. We pride ourselves on our high caregiver to child ratios. We currently employ a staff of 18 full-time and two part-time employees and have 12 children in our care. While we are not currently at capacity, we admit children each month and match them with waiting adoptive families. An English-speaking preschool teacher teaches the children and 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. 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 or 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 steps are:
2. Assuming you qualify to adopt, contact our adoption agency partners and decide which of them you would like to work with during the process. See our list of Adoption Agencies.