Why International adoption
More vulnerable children.
Fewer organizations to bring the gospel.
A global crisis is spreading at an alarming rate. It pays no attention to location or nationality. And it cannot be solved by humanitarian aid alone.
We know God uses adoption as a way to provide vulnerable children with loving families, but it is not the only solution to the orphan crisis. However, it’s the best solution for more children today than ever before.
We’re excited to walk with you as you discern how the Lord leads you to care for these vulnerable children.
How to Get Started
International adoption can take 24 months or longer. Begin the process today!
We encourage families to set aside intentional time to pray through how God is leading your family.
Join us for an info meeting or webinar to gather information on the process and structures in place to support your family.
Once you feel affirmed in moving forward, connect with a specialist to get all of your questions answered.
Start Your Application
This non-committal, 5-minute application helps us get to know you, your interests, and your desires as you search for the right agency.
If you sense God’s leading to grow your family through international adoption, we encourage you to begin the application process today or schedule a call with one of our adoption specialists.Gift for a Family
As you discern God’s will for your family, consider making a contribution to the Hope Adoption Fund, a financial scholarship for families in the adoption process.Global Orphan Care
We know adoption is not the only platform God uses to care for the vulnerable. That’s why we walk with local international churches as they minister to vulnerable children in their communities.
We’re committed to discipling, encouraging, and supporting families through a gospel-centered adoption process. We educate, equip, and pray for you at every step.
Starting now, Lifeline will walk with you from beginning steps to post-adoption support. One of our most critical areas of ministry is post-adoption support through resources like Parent Coaching, Counseling, and Bridge Educational Services.
If you’re interested in moving forward in international adoption, we invite you to complete a pre-application.
Welcomed 179 families into the adoption process in 2020
Though the circumstances of the year impacted international travel, families still felt God calling them to grow their family by adoption. We continued to equip and empower them to move forward on this path.
Helped Parents Adopt 102 Children in 2020
Even in the middle of a pandemic, God made mountains move for more than 100 children who were able to come home to their forever families.
40+ partnerships in 18 Countries
We work with amazing in-country partners who understand their culture and understand the best ways to see children be placed in forever families. These partnerships are long-term and make all the difference in the international adoption process.
“Working with Lifeline gave us hope when we were at the end of our rope. We didn’t know what we didn’t know and we didn’t understand that our daughter needed a different parenting approach. It’s not easy and it’s a process. We’re working hard and we’re glad God put us together and blessed us with Lifeline.”
— Lifeline Family
How to Fund Your Adoption
One of the biggest hesitations families express as they consider adoption is the financial cost. Lifeline is here to support you as you take the next step in faith. About 80% of the families we serve receive financial assistance through scholarships, grants, and loans. Download our free How to Fund Your Adoption eBook for helpful tips as you begin your adoption process.
Answers to International Adoption Questions
Answers to Your Questions About International Adoption
We understand you have questions about who we are and what we can do. Please browse through the questions we have below to find answers to the questions we get asked most frequently.
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