1,000th Domestic Adoption

December 19, 2013 mpanik
Today Lifeline celebrates a monumental milestone: 1,000 children have been placed into a forever family through domestic adoption. Over 30 years ago, Lifeline’s staff celebrated as a young family held their baby for the first time. That little baby girl was Lifeline’s 13th domestic adoption. Now, that same little girl is a married adult about
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Sports Art to Support Lifeline

December 9, 2013 mpanik
Calling all sports fans! Would you want to purchase an incredible piece of sports art and support Lifeline too? Rick Rush, who is noted as America’s Sports Artist, and his staff at Jireh Publishing International (JIREH) is partnering with Lifeline to donate 25% of the proceeds of artwork sold this Friday, Dec. 12 in his new
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Light Up Life

October 18, 2013 mpanik
Molly Anne Dutton, Auburn University’s newly elected Miss Homecoming and a Lifeline child adopted through Lifeline Children’s Services twenty-two years ago, radiantly Lights up LIFE. Molly Anne chose a platform which allowed her to share the powerful testimony of her life with the world. Her journey began in California twenty-two years ago, when her birthmother
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Encourage Life, Support Birthmothers

October 16, 2013 mpanik
We are so grateful to the new 2013 Miss Homecoming at Auburn University for having a platform that promotes adoption and life. Molly Anne Dutton, who is also Lifeline child, recently won the title and her campaign “Light Up Life” is one that is worthy to be shared. This morning Molly Anne was interviewed on
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Webinar Recording - Adopting Children with HIV

August 30, 2013 mpanik
We had the opportunity to hear from Dr. Scott James of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) about pediatric HIV. Dr. James covered the basics of the disease, it’s course over a lifetime, as well as some of the intricacies of growing up, dating, and marrying with HIV and how that looks medically. Our
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New Romanian Adoption Program

July 16, 2013 mpanik
Lifeline is excited to announce that in the near future we will be facilitating adoptions from Romania. God has provided in marvelous ways for this to become a reality and we look forward to partnering with families who desire to share the Gospel through adoption from this beautiful country. If you are interested in our
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Washington State Family Reunion Picnic

July 9, 2013 mpanik
Join us for a great time of connecting with Lifeline families in Washington State at our Lifeline Family Reunion Picnic! Please bring your lunch – drinks, dessert and paper goods will be provided. Date: July 20, 2013 Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Location: Columbia Point Marina Park 660 Columbia Point Drive (Park Shelter 2) Richland, WA 99352 *Please
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Post Adoption Lunch with Lifeline on Facebook

July 2, 2013 mpanik
Do you have questions about different situations you have faced during post adoption? Join us for Lunch with Lifeline on our Facebook wall Wed. July 3rd from 12-1 pm (CST) for a live Q&A with members from our Post Adoption team!
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Encouragement for Birthmothers

May 22, 2013 mpanik
Lifeline is gathering encouragement written by birthmothers to share with other birthmothers who are considering adoption or have placed a child for adoption. If you would be interested in sharing encouragment, please email Michelle Staab at michelle.staab@lifelinechild.org for more information.
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Video - Watch Adoption Funding Webinar

March 27, 2013 mpanik
Lifeline’s Executive Director Herbie Newell lead this webinar along with author Julie Gumm. Julie has been featured on the Dave Ramsey Show and her book, “Adopt Without Debt” is an Amazon #1 Best Seller. We are grateful to have had author Julie join us for this webinar to share creative ways to save and raise
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Lifeline KY Families Featured in News

March 21, 2013 mpanik
We are excited to see two of our Lifeline Kentucky families recently featured in local media outlets in Louisville, KY! The Henderson Family has adopted two boys from Ethiopia and you can a news video of their story HERE from WHAS11. The Kruer family, another family adopting from Ethiopia, plans to travel to Ethiopia in April
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Glitz, Glam, and Gowns

February 20, 2013 mpanik
Are you in the Birmingham area and have a prom dress that would make a girl feel like a princess? We are looking for dresses, shoes, jewelry, and handbags for high school girls in foster care to have an unforgettable prom! The Lifeline Foster Care Department is partnering with an organization called Big House to
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Foster Care Webinar

February 20, 2013 mpanik
Join us Thursday, February 21 for our “Alabama Foster Care” Webinar led by Traci Newell, Lifeline’s Education Coordinator. The webinar will be from 7-8 PM CST and you will learn about becoming a licensed foster parent for the many precious children in the foster care system in the state of Alabama. Register here: http://lifelinechild.org/event/webinar-alabama-foster-care/ Questions? Please
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Lifeline Accredited in Haiti

January 21, 2013 mpanik
In June 2012, the Parliament in Haiti ratified the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. As a result, Haiti is currently making changes to their adoption policies. One of these changes includes working with only select agencies to facilitate adoptions. We are pleased to announce that Lifeline Children’s Services is one of the 19 organizations chosen.
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Lifeline Licensed in Florida

January 17, 2013 mpanik
There is a special excitement for our Lifeline family as today comes to a close. We have just been notified that our Florida office in Jacksonville has been licensed. Florida State Director Lesley Matheson is overjoyed with what this means for our work in Florida. “I am thrilled that we are now licensed in Florida.
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Congress Extends Adoption Tax Credit

January 3, 2013 mpanik
We are very excited about the recent news that Congress has extended the Adoption Tax Credit. According to a media release from the National Council for Adoption, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act which became law when signed by President Obama. Included in this act was an extension of the adoption tax credit. Our Executive
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Crossings - Live Interactive Training for Families

December 21, 2012 mpanik
  Crossings is a Lifeline-sponsored live training for families adopting internationally through Lifeline. The next Crossings will be offered on Friday, January 25th from 12:00 pm-5:00pm & Saturday, January 26th from 8:30 am-5:00 pm at the Lifeline office in Birmingham, AL. The training is interactive and is intended to help prepare and equip families for the joys
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Save the Adoption Tax Credit

May 25, 2012 mpanik
Since 1997, the adoption tax credit has helped tens of thousands of parents offset the high cost of adoption, making it possible for them to provide children with loving, permanent families of their own. Would you consider lending your support to help save the current adoption tax credit, which is set to expire December 31, 2012?
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Orphanage Partnerships in China

April 4, 2012 mpanik
Friends of Lifeline, Our Executive Director, International Director, China Program Social Workers, and two teams of distinguished Doctors and Therapists from the UAB International Clinic have just returned from China with wonderful news!  Lifeline Children’s Services has been granted contracts with 8 orphan homes located in Chongqing, MaoMing, SuiXi and Zhuhai.  These orphan homes represent
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All These Things – A Women’s Event

April 3, 2012 mpanik
Are you woman who has a heart for adoption, caring for a birthmother during an unplanned pregnancy, reaching out to the fatherless, providing a temporary home for a child in the foster care system? Join us for a beautiful night and hear how God is changing the hearts and lives of women in very different
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