Country: Latvia

Age Range of Children: 9 - 15 years old
Sibling Groups: Yes
Level of Special Need: Minor to Moderate

Serving Latvia Through Lifeline

International Adoption

About Latvia

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.

The Need

There are numerous children and sibling groups in the orphanage and foster care systems waiting to be adopted.

How You Can 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.

What’s Happening in Latvia

National Adoption Month — A Biological Sibling’s Perspective on Adoption

By Jenny Riddle On the November 11, 2020 episode of The Defender Podcast, Herbie Newell talked with Boyd Christenberry, son of Kim and Bill Christenberry. Boyd gave his perspective on adoption as a biological child whose family was completed through adoption. Completion,…

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…

Cultivating a Culture of Adoption and Foster Care in the Church

Jason Paredes joined Herbie Newell for the October 2, 2019 episode of The Defender Podcast. Jason is the lead pastor at Fielder Church in Arlington, Texas. He and his wife, Virginia, have six children—five daughters and one son—both biological and adopted. Jason…

Unity & Diversity in Discipleship

On the September 25th edition of The Defender Podcast, Drew Raynor, Pastor of Harvest Church in Cary, North Carolina joined host Herbie Newell to discuss church planting, adoption, and discipleship. Drew is married to his wife, Taylor, and has three children, two…

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