Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Reinstatement of a Second U.S. Adoption Agency by IHNFA

February 29, 2012

Reinstatement of a Second U.S. Adoption Agency by IHNFA (Instituto Hondureño de la Niñez y la Familia)

The U.S. Embassy in Honduras informs citizens that the Instituto Hondureño de la Niñez y la Familia (IHNFA ) recently reinstated U.S. adoption agency Living Hope Adoption Agency, per IHNFA’s resolution SG-014-2012. This message updates the prior Message for U.S. citizens published on January 30, 2012. Living Hope Adoption Agency is now accredited by IHNFA and is approved to process adoptions for families in Honduras. Both Living Hope Adoption Agency and Gladney Center for Adoption, which were reported on January 30th to have been barred by IHNFA, have now been reinstated by IHNFA to process adoptions.

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 011-504-2235-3565 to be sure their applications are handled by an accredited adoption agency.

Note: As of March 23, 2012, this information does not yet appear on the DOS Adoption Notices & Alerts page.

Ethics, Transparency, Support
~ What All Adoptions Deserve.

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