Lifeline has had an adoption program in Ukraine since 2001. Lifeline has a rich and long history in adoptions from this country, and while this is not an easy country to adopt from, some Lifeline’s families are truly called to parent children from Ukraine.
We see a great need for families open to adopting older children. Ukraine adoption law permits that children over the age of 5 are available for international adoption.
Families can serve Ukraine through either international adoption or our (un)adopted partnerships in country. Our partners operate a special needs program for children in the community. These children are provided with loving care and gospel truth.
During 2013, the Collett family went from a household of five to seven, including five teenagers, when they adopted Alyona and Zhenya from Ukraine. Since growing their family, they have adjusted to their new normal, including navigating challenges stemming from the dynamics of sibling relationships. [...]