Lifeline has had an adoption program in Bulgaria since 2010 and is partnered with multiple foundations in this country. Bulgaria allows families the opportunity to pursue adoption of children with significant medical and developmental special needs as well as children with more minor special needs. This country offers a well-defined, consistent adoption process. Children in Bulgaria are of Bulgarian, Turkish, and Roma descent.
The Roma population is less than 5% of Bulgaria’s total population, but the majority of children available for adoption come from this minority group. There is a long history of discrimination against this group in many countries.
How We Help
Lifeline works diligently to advocate for the children of Bulgaria, regardless of age, special need, or ethnicity through a waiting child list and through educating and preparing families to give these children a forever family.