Lifeline Accredited in Haiti

January 21, 2013 Michael Panik
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 Michael Panik
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 Michael Panik
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 Michael Panik
  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 Michael Panik
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 Michael Panik
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 Michael Panik
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 Michael Panik
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 allison.fuqua@lifelinechild.org. Current
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North River Church Adoption Conference

February 23, 2012 Michael Panik
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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