January 30, 2012
The U.S. Embassy in Honduras informs citizens that the Instituto Hondureño de la Niñez y la Familia (IHNFA ) has barred two U.S. adoption agencies from the local adoption process, effective immediately. The IHNFA will no longer approve adoption requests filed by families who utilized the agencies to facilitate the adoption of a local child, as the agencies are no longer registered in Honduras. Only adoptions approved by the IHNFA can be processed for Immigrant Visas, as the IHNFA is the Government of Honduras’ Central Adoption Authority.
The following U.S. adoption agencies are no longer accredited in Honduras:
1. Living Hope Adoption Agency, IHNFA’s resolution SG-016-2011
2. Gladney Center for Adoption, IHNFA’s resolution SG-017-2011
The Embassy continues to monitor the adoption situation in Honduras and will update U.S. citizens accordingly. Meanwhile, we recommended that families who have not finalized adoptions contact IHNFA directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 011-504-2235-3565 to be sure their applications are handled by an accredited adoption agency.
Ethics, Transparency, Support
~ What All Adoptions Deserve.