Country: Brazil Adoption

Age Range: 2-18 years old
Sibling Groups: Yes
Medical Special Needs: Minor to Significant
Marriage Length: 2 years
Single Women: Yes
Expat Accepted: Yes, on a case-by-case basis
In-Country Travel: 6-8 Weeks

We are currently seeing families match with children under 8 years old with moderate to significant medical needs. We also see families match with children 8 years or older with or without medical special needs as well as sibling groups varying in number and age with or without medical needs.

Families are able to learn about children on the waiting child portal. Many waiting children on the portal will be older, larger sibling groups, or have more significant medical special needs. All matches occur after a dossier is approved by CEJA, however, families can submit a letter to the central authority with intent to pursue a child on the wait list. Families desiring to match with a younger child or younger siblings will begin waiting for a file after their dossier is approved.

The process of adopting from Brazil is estimated to take approximately 1-3 or more years and depends on a family’s openness to age range, special needs and sibling groups.

Families will travel to Brazil for approximately six to eight weeks to complete their adoption. The trip consists of a 30-day bonding period, court process, and visa paperwork. Lifeline has a long standing relationship with the in-country attorneys who facilitate each step of the families’ processes. These attorneys also provide support, translation and guide services during the stay in Brazil.

About Brazil

Lifeline has been working in Brazil since 2013! The central authority in Brazil is ACAF, which oversees the adoption process as a whole. In each state in Brazil, there is a CEJA central authority office that oversees adoptive family processes and child welfare. Lifeline has a strong adoption program in Brazil!

The Need

There are approximately over 205 million people currently living in Brazil, with approximately 58 million children. With diverse regions and people groups, the country is working to improve issues that affect their children such as poverty, infant mortality, orphaned children, and homelessness.

How You Can Help

Lifeline is advocating for children by partnering with the local government to find forever families for children who are eligible for adoption. Families open to adoption large sibling groups, older children or children with moderate to significant medical special needs are a great fit for the Brazil adoption program!

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