Lifeline has had an adoption program in Latvia since April 2017. Latvia allows families the opportunity to pursue children available for adoption between the ages of 9 and 15. We anticipate children who are older to have more basic delays, while the younger children available will have more minor to moderate special needs. Large and small sibling groups are be available for adoption. Latvia is a smooth and well-defined adoption process.
There are numerous children and sibling groups in the orphanage and foster care systems waiting to be adopted.
How We Help
Lifeline is beginning to open up our Latvia program. We are now seeking a strong, missional-minded pilot family to help us learn and navigate this program.
Youngest Children Available: 9-15 years old,
but younger children with moderate special needs are available; sibling groups
of 3 or more will possibly have younger children between the ages of 3 and 4
Average Time of Completion: 12-24 months
Time in Country: 3 trips (trip duration may
vary as this is a new country)
Trip 1: 4 weeks – you will meet your child
and have an orphan court hearing
You will return home with your child for a two-month bonding period in the United States together.
Trip 2: 2-3 days – only one parent must
attend the court hearing unless the child is 12+
Trip 3: 6 days – you will file your child’s
paperwork and obtain their Visa
Age Requirements: prospective adoptive
parents must be at least 25 to 55 years of age and they must be at least 18 years
older than adoptive child