Haiti is a special country inhabiting the western third of the island of Hispaniola, a short 2-hour flight from Miami. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of the population living below the poverty line. The Haitian culture is a mix of African and European elements as displayed in their language, music, and religion. The Haitian people are warm and welcoming, with a deep love for family and community.
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti killing over 230,000 thousands of children orphaned. Prior to the earthquake in 2010, there was an estimated 380,000 orphans in Haiti. After the earthquake, that number doubled. On August 14, 2021 another earthquake, this one a 7.2 magnitude, stuck the south-western portion of the country. Vulnerability to natural disasters and increased political unrest exaggerates the orphan crisis in Haiti today.
Lifeline seeks special families with a deep love and commitment to the country of Haiti to pursue adoptions from this country. Lifeline is also seeking to build strategic partnerships for the care of vulnerable children in Haiti.
Tami Blackford was adopted internationally from Haiti in 2003 and passed away in 2019. In loving memory of Tami Blackford, Life for All has dedicated a fund for families in
By Brooke Rowan and Jenny Riddle In a time of collective struggling, hearing about the redemptive work of the Lord is hope to a weary soul. Although COVID-19 has created
By Jenny Riddle International adoption is always filled with the unexpected. Surprises, detours, and bumps in the road are all quite normal and expected. A global pandemic, however, has far
Meet the Johanson family. Jen and her husband, Brodie, have adopted four children through Lifeline. We sat down with Jen to ask her some questions about her adoption experience.