Change One Life | Sophie's Story

November 18, 2016 justinwalters
Lifeline’s work through (un)adopted literally makes the difference between life and death for many precious children around the world. In April 2016, a Lifeline team visited an orphanage partner in southeastern China for a look into how Lifeline’s work is impacting the care for children in the orphanage. However, the visit proved to be a
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Change One Life | The Bishops

November 18, 2016 justinwalters
A vision for holistic redemption in foster care requires an entire community to bridge the gap between a fallen world and the God who cares for the vulnerable. Read the story below and consider how you can be part of the story of someone’s reconciliation: During the summer of 2015, Brandon and Trina Bishop agreed
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Change One Life | A Letter From Herbie

November 18, 2016 justinwalters
Last month, Lifeline’s President/Executive Director, Herbie Newell, shared about one of his most challenging days at Lifeline. The ending of that day was one that only God could have orchestrated. However, Herbie’s heart recognized his dependence upon a good God, no matter what happened. Surrounding that challenging day were heavy circumstances. Difficulties with several countries
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That Others May Know Him

November 8, 2016 international
As the (un)adopted® Coordinator, I often have the privilege of organizing and coordinating trips to our partners around the world. As much as I enjoy this aspect of my job, it doesn’t come close to that joy I experienced organizing a trip for one of our partners to come visit Lifeline in the United States.
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Waiting and Wondering...

November 8, 2016 international
Children. Waiting. Children waiting for a long time. Adoptable children waiting in foster care, with no adoptive resource. In Kansas, nearly 400 adoptable children are waiting through the foster care system. Let the picture unfold in your mind: little ones have been shuffled from home to home, although many of them are not so little
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Holiday Tips for Waiting Families

November 8, 2016 international
As the holidays roll in, you may find yourself in a time of longing and waiting—waiting for your family to be complete; waiting for your child; and waiting on the Lord’s perfect timing. One friend of Lifeline said, “My younger sister was adopted, and I remember my parents . . . being so consumed with
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Do You Know Someone Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy?

November 8, 2016 international
If you know a woman who is facing an unplanned pregnancy, she may want to talk with you about her options. Know that it is not your responsibility to convince her to choose one option over another; it is just your responsibility to love her by sharing truthful information about each of her three options:
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No Longer Lonely | The Franks Testimony

November 3, 2016 rachelmiley
Esther, 16, and Josie, 11, were strangers among a sea of millions of orphans. Now they are sisters, brought together through international adoption. Although their past stories are different, the intersection of their lives as sisters began in China. Whether in an orphanage or a foster family, both girls describe their lives before adoption as
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Share the Story: Coghlan Family Testimony

October 28, 2016 rachelmiley
Chris Coghlan, an outfielder for the Chicago Cubs, and his wife, Corrie, had not always been on the same page about adoption. Corrie had cousins who had been adopted and family friends who had adopted. Adoption was woven into her heart, and she desired for it to be part of their story. Chris, however, admits
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