Lifeline would like to take this opportunity to stir the hearts of many in the adoption world who are considering the adoption of an older child. Will you join us in in this challenge and spread the word?

These children have been waiting a long time. They are all special focus children. They have been specifically assigned to Lifeline. We have been blessed with the privilege of partnering with the CCCWA (China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption) to locate homes for these precious Waiting Children. As a participant in this program with the CCCWA, we are able to advocate for these older children with special needs.

Unique challenges come with adopting an older child with special needs. We realize that! But, they are so worth it! They deserve to have a forever family to call their own!

Contact us with any questions including questions of transfer possibilities for these children. We are here to help in any way that we can. Please email Logan Gibbons here or reach her at 205-972-8480 or e-mail Lisa Kelly here or reach her at 785-783-4565 with any questions about these children.

**We try to keep this list as accurate and updated as possible. However, all of the children listed are from our agency specific “special focus” list and may have already found a family by the time you inquire about them. If you have any questions about any of the children listed please contact us.**

**To be matched with one of these children you will need to have a dossier in China within 6 months.**

**Please note that we are publishing only when a child has been matched and LOI has been sent to China.  Lifeline will maintain internal “holds” for children and continue to form the waiting list in the order that requests were received**

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 **We try to keep this list as accurate and updated as possible. However, all of the children listed are from our agency specific “special focus” list and may have already found a family by the time you inquire about them. If you have any questions about any of the children listed please contact us.**

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We work with a wonderful organization, the International Adoption Clinic at UAB, located in Birmingham, AL, that can help you learn what might be involved medically with each child before you adopt. The International Clinic can also provide physical and occupational therapy as well as medical expertise after you adopt your child. They are wonderful in helping your family to be better prepared for your special needs child as well as a wonderful place to take your child after you return home from China.