Taiwan is a small country with a population of only 23.46 million; however it is not immune to the orphan crisis. Taiwan is not a member of the Hague Convention, however the adoption process in Taiwan follows very closely the Hague process for adoptions. Birth families may be involved in the early matching process for waiting children. There may be opportunities for adoptive families to meet birth family members after the adoption is finalized during travel to Taiwan. This provides Taiwan adoptive families a unique opportunity to minister to their child’s birth family.
There are approximately 3,000 children in care in this small island country. Most children eligible for adoption are in the custody of the Taiwanese government due to parental rights being terminated. Unfortunately, children over the age of 3 or children with medical special needs are unlikely to be adopted domestically, so intercountry may be their best hope for a committed, loving family. Of the 1,622 incoming adoptions to the US in 2020, 42 of those were adoptions from Taiwan.
Lifeline is committed to seeing more children coming home by advocating for the orphaned in Taiwan, especially older children and children with more moderate to severe medical special needs, and by walking families through the process of adopting children from Taiwan.
One of the ways you can get involved in Taiwan is to begin praying for the needs that are present there. Check back occasionally to see an updated list of
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