(Un)adopted is a partner of Lifeline Children’s Services & exists to make a difference in the lives of orphans.
(Un)adopted is uniquely positioned to initiate effective change. Lifeline has been involved with international adoption since 1999, and was among the first agencies to receive Hague Accreditation. Having led many families through the process of adoption, Lifeline’s leadership became burdened with the circumstances of those children who have been left behind.
(Un)adopted was founded in 2009 with the understanding that less than one-tenth of one percent of orphaned and abandoned children will ever be adopted by anyone. The call to rescue the orphan in distress can not be fulfilled through adoption alone. (Un)adopted is an organization committed to long-term community development and transformation so that solutions, opportunities, and support exist for older orphans.
Our plan, which will look different in each country, is to:
- take the message of the Gospel to orphans to provide immediate and eternal hope
- invest in relationships with orphanages, indigenous body of believers, and government officials
- initiate planning strategies with the local entities to mentor orphans and teach them job and life skills
- establish sustainable models for the communities to continue orphan care with their local resources