Lifeline Children’s Services is a dynamic full service agency providing international adoption services for Haiti to families across the U.S. Our agency is licensed in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Washington State and we provide services to families in all 50 states (if you live in a state outside of these states, you will simply have to locate a licensed non-profit (501 c 3) agency in your state of residence to perform the home study portion of your proess). Lifeline’s Haiti Program exist to place children, in need of love and a family, in a safe and caring home. We also provide services to Christian families desiring to adopt one of these precious children. Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc. provides the following professional services:
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, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Washington State 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 the Haitian government uses to process an adoption). 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 reviewed for compliance with the IBESR (Haiti’s Central Authority on Adoption).
We spend a great deal of time monitoring what is happening in Haiti, in particular as it relates to adoption. We also receive updated information from our Haitian facilitator on a regular basis. 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. NOTE: Keep in mind that many of these fees are set by other Haitian authorities and are out of our control.
We have developed contacts in the U.S. that can provide services or information that can be extremely valuable during the adoption process, including document translation, legal help, travel agencies, etc.
A key component in international adoption is having an effective representative in country. Without question, we believe Lifeline has the finest facilitation team in Haiti, with years of successful experience and a number of incredible in-country contacts, they are well prepared to legally and professionally oversee the in-country portion of the adoption process.
When you choose to adopt from Haiti, you will be adopting directly from the Haitian government. Lifeline provides our clients with all the information and guidance needed to prepare a complete document package as required by the IBESR. Lifeline forwards the document package to our Haiti facilitator for submission to the proper Haiti government officials. As with nearly all adoption, there are some risks involved and we cannot guarantee a successful adoption from Haiti. However, Lifeline’s knowledge and experience has led us to believe that adoption from Haiti is straight forward and almost always successful, although the process can be complex and lengthy.
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 Haiti. Please call 205.967.0811 or e-mail Mallory Blackmon if you have 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 thru PayPal here).