About Poland

Lifeline has had an adoption program in Poland since 2012 and maintains a positive relationship with the National Adoption Center, working with orphanages all over the country. Poland allows families the opportunity to pursue the adoption of children with minor to significant medical and developmental special needs. Overall, the Polish authorities are in favor of U.S. citizens adopting Polish children, and are very supportive and helpful during the adoption process. Poland is one of Lifeline’s most active adoption programs in Eurasia.

The Need

Since lifeline has been working in Poland, the majority of children that we advocate for are sibling groups, with wide age ranges.

How We Help

Lifeline advocates and recruits families open to sibling groups and varying ages. We have seen many sibling groups come home since 2012. We work hard to prepare families for sibling groups so that these children will have a forever family.

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What's Happening in Poland

Program Overview

  • Youngest children available: 3 years (the majority of the time, this age is in a sibling group)
  • Average time of completion: 12-24 months
  • Time in country: 6-8 weeks (Could potentially be 2 trips)
  • Age Requirement: 25 years and older
  • Length of marriage: 3 years

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Family Testimonial

The Clement Family

A missionary had been discussing the story in Genesis 22 of how the Lord took Abraham on a long journey to prepare his heart and blessed him for being faithful. We, too, had been on a long journey with adoption, and we knew the Lord would provide for us in his timing. So with lots of thoughts and prayers, we happily started the paperwork to adopt three children from Poland.

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The Rosenthal Family

Adoption is a necessarily lengthy and somewhat challenging process, designed for the benefit and protection of the child/ren and parents, which is to be expected in the case of any worthwhile commitment. The wonderful people at Lifeline never pressured, never over-promised, and were always there to answer questions. They prayed with us! Lifeline spelled out, well in advance, all the steps we would need to take. They told us what to expect and gave us the tools to be informed, educated, and well-prepared.

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