Uganda currently has a one year residency requirement and Lifeline is currently only accepting applications for families that live in Uganda or willing to move for an extended period of time.
At this time, we are not accepting new applications into our Uganda program. Our team is focusing on Reform projects that are taking place in Uganda. We are focusing on establishing a system through in-country partnerships in which reunification, domestic adoption, and foster care with loving families within Uganda is possible before a child is internationally adopted. Our agency is highly committed to Uganda and the children within the country and will continue to do so. Please check back with us on any further updates.
Uganda is a smaller sized country within Africa having a larger population of 37.58 million. Sadly, it is not immune to the orphan crisis. Uganda is not a member of the Hague Convention, which makes the process of adopting from Uganda unique and, at times, uncertain. The majority of adoption processes begin by gaining legal guardianship of a child in Uganda and returning with the child to the U.S. and finalizing the adoption in your state of residence.
Out of the 6,441 incoming adoptions to the United States in 2014, 200 of those were adoptions from Uganda.
How We Help
Lifeline is committed to the children of Uganda and being faithful to God’s calling to advocate for the orphaned. We will walk along side of the family at each step of the process. We spend a great deal of time monitoring what is happening within the Ugandan legal guardianship/adoption process. We also receive updated information from our Ugandan represented on a regular basis. These things can save countless hours of unnecessary frustration