International Adoption: Haiti

Historical Context of Haiti Adoption Haiti is a French and Creole speaking Latin American country located in the Greater Antilles archipelago on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. This island of Greater Antilles was discovered by Christopher Columbus on December 5, 1492. The total area of Haiti is 27, 750 square kilometers (10,714 sq mi) and its capital is Port-au-Prince. Haiti is the least-developed county in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest i the world. Comparisons of social and economic indicators show that Haiti has been falling behind other low-income developing countries (particularly in the hemisphere) since the 1980s. Haiti’s economic stagnation

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