ethiopia

Our Program

Lifeline recruits, screens, assists, and equips families for children needing forever homes through Dove Adoptions and West Sands Ethiopia Adoption Programs.

In order to meet the greatest needs of the orphan children in Ethiopia, Lifeline is only accepting applications for families that are open to:

Children 5+ years of age
Sibling groups (one child 5 or over)                          
Children who are HIV+ (any age)

Lifeline Children’s Services, in partnership with Dove Adoptions and West Sands Adoptions, will continue to partner with current families desiring younger children, however, applications for children outside these parameters listed above will no longer be accepted. 

Lifeline Children’s Services is a dynamic full service agency helping recruit, screen, assist, and equip families to adopt children needing forever homes through Dove Adoptions and West Sands Ethiopia Adoption Programs. Our agency is licensed in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Washington State and we provide services to families in all 50 states (if you live in a state outside of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Washington State, you will simply locate a licensed non-profit (501 c 3) agency in your state of residence to perform the home study portion of your Dossier). Lifeline exists to place children, in need of love and a family, in a safe and caring home. We provide services to Christian families desiring to adopt one of these precious children.

Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc. provides the following professional services:

Licensed Agency

Alabama-licensed since 1981, Lifeline offers a full-range of adoptive and counseling services, including home study preparation and post-placement adoptive services for domestic and international adoptions (these home study and post-placement services are available for Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Washington State residents). For those families residing outside of these states, we assist with obtaining these services.

Document Package Facilitation

Lifeline does an exceptional job in assisting our families through the dossier process (the preparation of numerous documents that are used to process an adoption in Ethiopia). To assist our families in this area, we walk them through a detailed definition of all the documents required in this package as well as what is required in terms of Notarization, Certification and Authentication. Lifeline supplies all the necessary forms and guidance to complete your paperwork. After the document package is completed by the client, it is forwarded to one our licensed partners, Dove Adoptions or West Sands Adoptions, for all state-side authentications and then mailed to Ethiopia for translation.

Information

Dove Adoptions and West Sands Adoptions spends a great deal of time monitoring what is happening in Ethiopia, in particular as it relates to adoption. Dove Adoptions and West Sands Adoptions receives updated information from the Ethiopian facilitators on a regular basis and our Program Coordinator is in constant contact with Dove Adoptions and West Sands Adoptions’ team. This information can save countless hours of effort, money and frustration associated with vague and often unnecessary actions. We provide a detailed list of all expenses that our clients are likely to incur so that there shouldn’t be any unexpected or hidden costs.

U.S. Contacts

We have developed contacts in the U.S. that can provide services or information which are extremely valuable during the adoption process, including document assistance, legal help, travel agencies, et cetera.

Lifeline is excited about your adoption! We look forward to serving you in your journey to provide a hope and a future for a precious child from Ethiopia. Please contact Cyndi Bryant with any questions. To get started today please complete the Application along with the Doctrinal Statement & Christian Questionnaire located here. A fee of $250.00 will be due when you return the Application to Lifeline (payment can be made through PayPal here).

Questions? Call 205.967.0811 or e-mail us here.