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Boy, born approx Sept 2008

Calvin is HIV+. He is not on ARV’s at this time.


From someone who works with him (updated Oct 2011):

Calvin is such a sweet talkative little boy.  For living in a biolingual environment, we are daily amazed by how well his language skills have improved over the short time he has lived  here.  He loves to play and is all boy.  Some of his favorite activites are pool days, playing on the play ground, and ball day.  He loves to get dirty and have fun.  Calvin is not scared of the water at all and puts his face right down in it!  He radiates with joy as he plays!  He has a beautiful little smile and cute dimples!  Calvin loves to help people.  If you ask him where someone is he will walk you around the baby house until he helps you find them.  Calvin has made many improvements in the time we have known him.  He still has fits, but they are few and far in between.  When he does have them they don't last nearly as long as they used to.  A lot of his fits revolve around food.  Calvin gets along great with the other kids here.  He plays well and loves to include everyone.  Calvin loves to go to preschool and can't seem to learn enough!  He also loves nanny prayer and singing time.  We love watching him clap his hands to the beat of the music and dance up and down the hallway as his nannies sign loudly in Creole!  Calvin loves to sing.  It's not uncommon to hear him leading the other kids his age in songs.  They sing in both English and Creole and will even do the hand motions occasionally!  Calvin is so much fun to be around and we just love him dearly!  He's incredibly intelligent and always up for an adventure.


  • Multiple unrelated children can be adopted together
  • One parent must be at least 35 years old
  • Parents must be married at least 10 years (or if close, prove they have known each other 10 years)
  • The number of children can depend on other factors (marriage and parent age)
  • Singles may currently adopt
  • Past depression is OK, but must explain the circumstances and past and/or current treatment.
  • If a criminal history/background, must be explained in detail. 
  • Travel is not required; however, it is strongly encouraged 
  • Travel for pick-up is also not required, but strongly encouraged. Escorts can be provided, for an extra cost.  The trip for pick-up is usually about a week long, so you and the child could get to know each other well in their environment. 
  • ESTIMATED TOTAL (in-country expenses): $13,070 – $13,320 roughly


$6.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!


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