NOTE: The Honduras program is open for to new applicants with a referral request for the waiting child program which can be a child any age with a medical need or a healthy older child (6+ years). Honduras Program
Honduras is a Central American country bordered by Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador. This country, previously a Spanish colony, has been independent since 1821. With a population of approximately eight million people, Hondurans have a rich cultural and ethnic heritage dating back to civilizations including the Mayan Empire. The capital city, Tegucigalpa, is the largest city with a population of over a million people.
America World has been licensed by the country of Honduras since November 2003. We have made numerous trips to meet with their adoption authority, Instituto Hondureño de la Niñez y la Familia (IHNFA). America World’s staff have organized and led numerous mission trips to Honduras to work in orphanages and provide for physical needs of Honduran orphans. We have built a relationship with their government adoption authority and slowly began work by helping American families living in Honduras fulfill their adoption requirements; we have also provided post adoption reporting oversight for families adopting from Honduras. In January 2011 we began a “pilot program” with Honduras which is open to a limited number of families who are interested in pursuing adoption from this beautiful country.
Families interested in adopting a child from Honduras should expect a full process timeframe between 24 – 48 months with the potential of longer wait times. The wait is expected to be between 6 – 24 months for children over the age of four. Both boys and girls are available; sibling groups are also available, though families wanting to adopt sibling groups should be willing to adopt at least one child over the age of five years.