Country: Brazil

Age Range of Children: 1 - 18 years old
Sibling Groups: Yes, common
Age Requirement: 25 years old and up
Marriage Requirements: 2 years
Single Women: Yes
Expats: Case by case basis
Level of Special Need: Minor to Severe

Serving Brazil Through Lifeline

Brazil is a large, beautiful country in South America. It is incredibly diverse, both geography and ethnically. It is divided into many regions and is overseen by a federal government, just like in the United States. Brazil created a federal central authority, ACAF, to oversee adoptions on the federal and state level. We will be seeing this new policy play out more in the adoption process.

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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 process 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, becoming orphaned, and homelessness. (UNICEF)

How You Can Help

Lifeline is advocating for children by partnering with the local government and the local church to find forever families for children who have been abandoned and are eligible for adoption. It is our heart that the life of one child at a time can be impacted by belonging to a forever family.

What’s Happening in Brazil

Pray for Brazil

One of the ways you can get involved in Brazil is to begin praying for the needs that are present there. Check back occasionally to see an updated list of prayer requests for this country. Prayer Points Pray for the Lord to…

Brazil Financial Information

Lifeline Agency Fees: Application – $300 This non-refundable fee is due at submission of your application.  Once the application is accepted, then it will be processed by Lifeline to ensure you meet agency and country requirements.  Acceptance of the application constitutes the…

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Homeschooling Children from Foster Care or Adoption

On the October 23rd edition of The Defender Podcast, Herbie Newell invited Sheryl Turner and Allison Sinclair to discuss how homeschooling has impacted their families, specifically regarding children who have come into their families through adoption. Sheryl is a mother to five…

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