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Honduras Adoption Fast Facts

Discover fast facts about Honduras adoption plus find links to helpful resources and adoption agencies placing children from Honduras in your state.

Honduras adoptionFor the past 8 years, the adoption process has been under review by the Honduran Institute for Family and Children (IHNFA), the government agency responsible for intercountry adoption. Thus far no changes have been made. Prior to adoption, children may be cared for in orphanages or in foster families, and the quality of care varies considerably.

For up-to-date information, visit the Honduras Adoption page of the U.S. State Department’s website. Get parent-to-parent advice and support in the International Adoptive Families group in our online community, Adoptive Families Circle.

Honduras Adoption Fast Facts
  • 2013 Adoptions: 19 children

  • Hague Country: No

  • Estimated Total Cost: $25,000 to $40,000

  • Profile of Children: 42% of children are 5 to 12 years old. 53% are girls (2013). Children under 14 can be adopted through IHNFA. Children 14 and older must go through the Honduran Family Court.

  • Parent Ages: Parents must be between 25 and 50 years old. In the case of married couples, at least one spouse has to meet these requirements. The child must be at least 15 years younger than the younger spouse.

  • Family Status: Both married couples and singles may adopt. Married couples must adopt jointly.

  • Travel: Two trips required by both parents.

  • Timeline for Honduras Adoption: Currently 2 to 3 years, but timelines may vary due to the ongoing review by IHNFA.

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