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 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: 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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Foster Care Needs

March 23, 2012 mpanik
We continue to be overwhelmed (in an great way) by the response the Church has had to foster care. If you want to be part of caring for children through foster care, below are some of the current needs. If you would like to be part of meeting any of these needs, please contact Current
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North River Church Adoption Conference

February 23, 2012 mpanik
North River Church in Tuscaloosa, AL is holding an Adoption Conference this Sunday, February 26, 2012 from 2:00-5:00 pm. Lifeline’s Executive Director, Herbie Newell and International Education Counselor, Whitney White will cover everything from basic adoption information for those considering adoption to education on concerns with adoption and post adoption challenges for those who have adopted
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October Baby

February 22, 2012 mpanik
Lifeline is thrilled to see a film like October Baby come to theatres. With honesty and grace, October Baby is a redemptive story that places value on the life each of us has been given. As opening weekend approaches on March 25, make plans to see this film with your family and friends. October Baby
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2012 Celebrity Classic

February 22, 2012 mpanik
God has far exceeded the expectations we held for Lifeline Children’s Services in 2011; growing our team, our means and our scope of ministry. He has established Lifeline in 6 states and 15 countries and expanded our reach to offer a greater number of children a hope and future through adoption, foster and orphan care.
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Survey for Lifeline Families

February 14, 2012 mpanik
Dear Families, It is our desire and goal to serve you with excellence. Please provide feedback via the links below regarding your experience with Lifeline. Not only does this help us internally, this survey will support our Hague Accreditation Process as well. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback and for the
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