Country: North Macedonia Adoption

Age Range: unknown
Sibling Groups: unknown
Medical Special Needs: Minor to Significant
Marriage Length: 1 year, Priority given to Macedonian citizen couple
Single Women: Unlikely to be matched
Expat Accepted: unknown
In-Country Travel: 2 trips, 45 days total

Due to Macedonian matching process and procedure, Lifeline has not yet seen a child come home through inter-country adoption in this program.  We have been given information that a couple with Macedonian citizenship, living in Macedonia receives priority in the matching process.

The dossier is submitted to the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. A complex system of electronic selection of adoptive parents is employed by the Ministry in to match with a child.

The time frame for adoptions from Macedonia is currently unknown and depends on a family meeting the criteria used in the electronic selection system.

The first trip is approximately 30-days and consists of a bonding period. Families will return on a second trip for approximately 2 weeks to finalize the adoption. There is an unknown period of time between the two trips.

About Macedonia

Lifeline has had an adoption program in Macedonia since January of 2015.  Macedonia allows families the opportunity to pursue children available for adoption between ages of 1 year and 15 years.  We anticipate children who are older with minor to moderate and significant special needs to be made available for adoption.  Matches are made through a computer generated system. The Macedonian Adoption Authority is the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.

The Need

There are numerous children in the orphan system divided between several different homes where the care they receive is very minimal.

How You Can Help

Lifeline has not seen a family complete an adoption from Macedonia yet. We are interested in working specifically with parents with Macedonian citizenship or currently living in Macedonia.

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