Honduras Adoption FAQ


If you have a question about Gladney's Honduras Adoption Program, ask it here! We'll post the answer to this page.

Questions and Answers

Q: Are there medical conditions that preclude parents from being eligible to adopt from Honduras such as cancer history?

A: Some medical issues could prevent an adoption from Honduras. However, if cancer is the issue, a favorable letter from the patient's doctor and a completed Adoption Information Sheet would be needed to give a definite answer to this question.

Q: How many adoptions does Honduras finalize each year?

A: Visit adoptions.state.gov for more information.

Q: What is the wait time for a referral?

A: It is about 18-36 months from approval to referral.

Q: At what point in the process do you travel the first time for a week?

A: The week after the family accepts the referral they should plan to spend 5-7 days in country.

Q:Is Honduras a Hague country?

A: No

Q:Do the same things still apply to us while in Honduras regarding a driver/translator over there to help us and take us where we need to go?

A: Yes. A Gladney staff person will be with you at all appointments.

Q: Do the children come from orphanages or foster homes?

A: The children will come from an orphanage run by the Instituto Hondureño de la Niñez y la Familia (IHNFA). Upon the referral acceptance the children will be moved to an IHNFA licensed foster home for the duration of the adoption process.

Q: What cities will Gladney be adopting from in Honduras?

A: All families will travel to Tegucigalpa on both trips.

Q: Are we allowed to take family members with us during our trip to Honduras?

A: Yes.

Q: What is the fee schedule for Honduras?

A: Fees paid to Gladney are listed under Honduras Fees.

Q: Will a request for a baby girl be honored?

A: Yes, age and gender can both be requested.

Q: Are the children tested for diseases & illnesses?

A: Yes. All of the children have medical and psychological exams performed by a Honduran doctor.

Q: Will we receive photos and video of the child?

A: A photo will be included in the referral.

Q: Is Gladney accepting new families yet?

A: Yes!

Q: What is the applicant criteria?

A: The applicant criteria for Honduras is under Honduras Applicant Criteria.

Q: Are siblings available?

A: Yes. Sibling groups of 2 or 3 children between 6 months and 9 years are available.

Q: Are we required to complete training hours?

A: Yes, Gladney believes the 10 hours of training is beneficial for all families.

Q: Will you provide recommendations for places to stay in Honduras?

A: Yes. Gladney will provide you with recommendations for hotels and apartments.


Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Drive | Fort Worth, Texas 76132-4122

Headquarters: 817-922-6000   Pregnant?: 1-800-GLADNEY
International Adoptions: 1-800-INT-ADOP
Domestic Adoptions: 1-800-687-3097
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