Country: Dominican Republic

Age Range of Children: 0 - 18 years old
Sibling Groups: Yes
Age Requirement: 30 - 60 years old
Marriage Requirements: 5 years
Single Women: No
Expats: Case by case
Level of Special Need: Mild to Severe

Serving Dominican Republic Through Lifeline

The Dominican Republic is a beautiful place where thousands of tourists visit each year. But beyond the walls of luxurious resorts, thousands of children live on the streets facing a future that seems hopeless.

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About Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has one of the largest economies in the Caribbean and Central American region, and it is known for its great biological diversity and great tourist attractions. Tourists come from all over to the world to partake in activities such as: scuba diving, snorkeling, golf, surfing, and deep sea fishing. Nevertheless, despite all the country has to offer, the DR still has various social issues that have resulted in many children needing forever families.

How You Can Help

Many children who have been orphaned reside in the streets of the DR or in various orphanages. This leaves them vulnerable to running away, human trafficking, or aging out as they grow older. Lifeline’s heart is to reduce these potential situations by ensuring children who are legally eligible can be adopted into forever families.

In order to serve many orphans who may never have the chance to be adopted, Lifeline has partnered with Niños de la Luz, through Lifeline’s (un)adopted program. Niños de la Luz is a home for boys in a coastal town in the northern region of the DR.


Lifeline also has a strong unadopted partnership in the Dominican Republic. We partner with Niños de la Luz, who have a home in the Dominican Republic where 13 boys live who have faced the hardships of life on the street. At the boys’ home, they live in a family environment, are taught life and job skills, and are shown the love of Christ. (un)adopted partners with this boys’ home by advocating for the ministry, leading an annual construction team, and leading yearly Caregiver Education trainings to further equip the staff that work at the home.

What’s Happening in Dominican Republic

Pray for Dominican Republic

One of the ways you can get involved in Dominican Republic 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…

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Dominican Republic 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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