Country: Poland

Age Range of Children: 2 - 16 years old
Age Requirement: 25 years old and up
Single Women: Yes
Expats: Yes
Level of Special Need: Moderate to Severe

Serving Poland Through Lifeline

Lifeline has been working in Poland for 9 years. Lifeline has a great relationship with the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy and the Catholic Adoption Center. We have seen 48 children come home since 2012.

International Adoption

About Poland

Lifeline has had an adoption program in Poland since 2012 and maintains a positive relationship with the National Adoption Center, working with orphanages all over the country. Poland allows families the opportunity to pursue the adoption of children with minor to significant medical and developmental special needs. Overall, the Polish authorities are in favor of U.S. citizens adopting Polish children, and are very supportive and helpful during the adoption process. Poland is one of Lifeline’s most active adoption programs in Eurasia.

The Need

Since working in Poland, Lifeline has advocated mainly for children in sibling groups with a wide range of ages.

How You Can Help

To be eligible to adopt from Poland, at least one spouse must have Polish citizenship. Lifeline advocates and recruits families open to sibling groups and varying ages. We have seen many sibling groups come home since 2012. We work hard to prepare families for sibling groups so that these children will have a forever family.

What’s Happening in Poland

Pray for Poland

One of the ways you can get involved in Poland is to begin praying for the needs that are present there. Check back occasionally to see an updated list of prayer requests for this country. Prayer Points Pray for the Lord to…

Poland Financial Information

Lifeline Agency Fees: Application – $300 This non-refundable fee is due at submission of your application.  Once the application is accepted, then it will be processed by Lifeline to ensure you meet agency and country requirements.  Acceptance of the application constitutes the…

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