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.
From application until arrival home, the process can average 4+ years. The greatest determining factor is the adoptive family's child request information and children available. Children up to 14 years of age are available. Boys and girls are available. Older children and sibling groups are available. It is in a family’s best interest to be prepared to request a broader age range if possible in order to be matched in a timely manner. We are no longer permitting families to request children under the age of 2 years due to the wait time.