Lifeline KY Families Featured in News

March 21, 2013 Michael Panik
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 Michael Panik
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 Michael Panik
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 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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