About Colombia

Lifeline has had an adoption program in Colombia since 2012. This is one of Lifeline’s largest and most stable programs in international adoption. We have a positive relationship with the central adoption authority (ICBF), which is in favor of international adoption. Colombia is an excellent program for families open to children 9+ years old, sibling groups, or children of all ages with medical needs. Children in Colombia are typically of Latino, Indigenous, European, or Afro-Colombian descent.


The Need

There is a great need for families willing to adopt older children (9-16+ years old), sibling groups of 2+ children, and children of all ages with medical needs. Many children are eligible for international adoption and are waiting for forever families.

How We Help

Lifeline advocates and recruits families open to older children, sibling groups, and medical needs. We have seen more than 135 children come home since our program began in 2012, ranging in ages and needs. We work hard to prepare families adopting to ensure families are equipped to meet the needs of their children and to assist in a successful transition into a family.

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What's Happening in Colombia

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Family Testimonial

The Buchanan Family

It was a feeling beyond words to be home as a family of five! The journey was emotional, trying, and difficult, but so worth it to have Samuel as our son.

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The McMenemy Family

After praying, I overwhelmingly heard, "Yes, and amen." After that, it didn't really matter what people said; what paperwork said; how they acted after we met them; what problems they had; or what situations we faced when we got to Colombia or got home. The Lord had put these boys in our lives for a reason.

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