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 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.

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What's Happening in Latvia

Program Overview

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 years old 

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 

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