Equipped to Love- The Huff Family's Story

February 7, 2017 international
When God’s people respond to His command to care for vulnerable children, our churches will become faith families to parents, children, and siblings who are navigating the journeys of fostering and adoption. Church families want to help and support, but often do not understand how to do that in a constructive, helpful manner, which can
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Kenneth's Story

February 7, 2017 international
(un)adopted® exists to manifest the gospel to orphaned and vulnerable children. God has given (un)adopted® the desire to see these children reached with the hope of the gospel and equipped with the life skills needed to bring about community transformation. What we have seen over and over again is that when we are faithful to
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Crossings Video Resources

February 3, 2017 Justin Walters
Video Topics Include: An Overnight Family - Becoming Victorious in the Midst of Infertility - Post Adoptive Questions - Becoming Part of the TEAM - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder - Trauma Sensitive Teaching - Older Child Adoption - Special Needs Adoption - Preparing Children at Home for the Arrival of Fostered or Adopted Siblings - Post Adoption Depression - Trauma and the Brain
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10 Practical Ways to Help Your Child Heal

February 1, 2017 international
When children come into our care from hard places, whether as a newborn or an older child, they have experienced trauma. Our privilege as a parent is to walk with them through the healing that their hearts need. Is it easy? Absolutely not. However, shepherding a child in this process can be one of the
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Cheryl Walker: God's Call to Love

January 30, 2017 brianaremkus
Cheryl at her most recent adoption. In 1981, God began to burden my heart about taking a public stand for His Word against abortion. I asked Him to show me how to do that. I volunteered with Sav-a-life as a nurse doing pre-natal check-ups, but was still burdened that there was more He wanted me
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Why is International Adoption So Expensive?

January 27, 2017 brianaremkus
Hear from Dave Wood, Lifeline’s Director of International Programs, as he shares about the expenses of international adoption. I’m often asked two primary logistical questions in regards to adoption: “Why does it cost so much?” and “Why does it take so long?” In many ways the two questions are interrelated. Having a better understanding of
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New Year 2017

January 12, 2017 international
It seems like the fireworks from the New Year are still smoldering in the air, but the truth is that 2017 has already rushed forth so quickly with the excitement, changes, and challenges of life that we’ve barely had time to catch our breath. Isn’t that part of why we often fail to accomplish what
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Desperation and Delight

January 6, 2017 brianaremkus
$900,000…On November 1st of 2016, this financial need of Lifeline seemed insurmountable to raise during the final two months of the year. I sat across the table from Herbie Newell, our Executive Director, and I know the look on my face was not one of hope and thrill, but one of desperation. Overwhelmed perfectly represents
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Uplifting and Transforming Lives

January 4, 2017 international
Imagine a world where no one has ever been able to communicate with you—a world where you’ve never been able to express your feelings, your fears, your dreams, or anything. This scenario is the reality for many children who are born deaf or blind in the developing world. Specifically, children who are born deaf or
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Truth for Mothers in Unplanned Pregnancies

January 4, 2017 international
Every time a woman walks into the offices of Lifeline Children’s Services seeking to understand the options for her unexpected pregnancy, we are overcome at her strength, love, and desire to make the very best plans for her child. We have been honored to walk part of this journey with many beautiful women. Throughout these
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The Hike: Adopting a Child with Down Syndrome

January 4, 2017 international
Scott and his wife, Haley, adopted Eden from China as an aging out child with Down Syndrome. Listen to his story about how God calmed his heart about adopting a child with different abilities and then amazed him with the value and beauty of her precious life. “Three years ago, I was terrified at what
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A Savior born at Christmas to fill our deepest need.

December 22, 2016 rachelmiley
Maybe you have felt great despair this year because of the passing of a loved one; your mom, your dad, your sister or your brother. Maybe you felt despair because things seem so uncertain because a spouse lost their job, unexpected medical bills were incurred, or money was tight. Maybe you felt despair because you
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Lifeline Then and Now

December 22, 2016 brianaremkus
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Lifeline’s ministry and our work in Birmingham, the United States and the nations. What an incredible blessing it’s been to look back at our history and see God’s faithful hand at work each and every step of the way.  His faithful hand of provision is so abundantly evident as we
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Change One Life | The Catanias

December 16, 2016 rachelmiley
“God can move mountains. It seems impossible, but God is the God of impossibility, especially in orphan care. Because He wants them in families. So act out in faith. Start. If it’s God’s will He will see it through.” Take a moment to consider what God is calling you to.
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Change One Life | Sophie's Story

November 18, 2016 Justin Walters
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 Justin Walters
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 Justin Walters
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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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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