Below is a link to the forms you will need when applying to Lifeline’s Domestic Program. Before applying to our domestic program, please speak with one of our Domestic Social Workers by calling us at 205.967.0811.
Below are the links to the forms you will need when applying to Lifeline’s International Adoption Program.
- If you are applying to one of the following Hague Countries (China, Costa Rica, Bulgaria ,The Dominican Republic, Hungary, Peru) please select the Hague Forms Button.
- If you are applying to one of the following Non-Hague Countries (Ethiopia, Haiti, Pakistan, Taiwan, The Congo Ukraine, Uganda) please select the Non-Hague Forms Button.
Lifeline Refund Policy
Nonrefundable or transferable under any circumstances
Initial Program Fee
70% refundable if family withdraws 4 weeks or less after agreement date.
50% refundable if family withdraws between 4 to 8 weeks after agreement date.
No refund will be issued after 8 weeks.
Home Study Fee
This fee is not refundable since it is collected after the completion of the home study; however, it will not be duplicated if a family decides to switch programs.
Second Program Fee – Dossier
This fee is not refundable but fully transferable to another Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc. program.
Final Program Fee – Travel Fee
Nonrefundable if family travels and if family withdraws before traveling it is at the discretion of the international director whether the fee can be transferred to another program.
Post Placement Fee
Nonrefundable unless family moves into a state in which Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc. or one of it’s affiliates is not licensed to conduct home studies, at that time the fee will be refunded by 50%.
REFUND NOTE: If a family fails to properly disclose information or in any way puts the agency and its interests at risk, Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc. retains the right to terminate adoption process without providing any refund. If there are special circumstances that require a family to withdraw temporarily or suspend their adoption, Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc. will apply 100% of the family’s previously paid fees to the reactivated adoption if it takes place within 2 years of the withdrawal/suspension. If more than six months have elapsed the family will need to comply with all fees at the then current rates. The Executive Director retains the right to assess individual cases and determine refunds for atypical cases. Obviously many of the expenditures that occur are outside of the services of Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc. and are all non-refundable once paid unless the client personally arranges that with the individual entities.