Why I Donated to Lifeline's Kids Camp

February 24, 2017 brianaremkus
Why did I donate to Lifeline’s Kids Camp? Because they had me with their SMILES! The smiles of the children when they chase bubbles across the lawn; The smiles of the children when they climb up in the volunteers lap and snuggle close; The smiles of the children when they are the center of attention
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Invaluable Training for Adoptive Parents

February 9, 2017 international
Gabe and Melissa Ross have adopted two sons internationally from Ukraine, four children domestically through foster care, and are in process to adopt a daughter from China. Through their experiences of adoption, they have become well aware of the difficulties and challenges that come from parenting children from trauma or hard places. Lifeline’s Crossings team
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How Training Caregivers is Impacting Orphanages

February 7, 2017 brianaremkus
In 2014, Lifeline opened a foster center in southern China to work with children from an orphanage in the region. Through the care of the staff at the Foster Center, children who were not expected to live are healthy and thriving; children who were once thought to be unadoptable are being adopted into loving forever
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Families Count: Holistic Support to Moms & Dads

February 7, 2017 brianaremkus
Families Count is a resource that was born out of our desire to see the goal of foster care—healthy family reunification—occur, as a result of birth parents who have been strengthened and given the tools they need to be safe, stable parents. Outside of short-term interventions, there were few, or no, Christ-centered services that offer
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The Harris Family: A Heart for Foster Care

February 7, 2017 brianaremkus
Lifeline’s heart for fostering is to provide a safe, loving home for vulnerable children while also seeking to provide birth families with the tools and relationships to reunite with their children. We want you to hear directly from one of our foster families, who approach their ministry with the same heart. The Harris family has
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From Heartbreak to Hope - The Fowler Family

February 7, 2017 international
Steve and Heidi Fowler are a picture of resilience. Their story is one of unending faith in the sovereignty of God despite heartbreaking, ever-changing circumstances. The Fowler’s had a heart for finding families for sibling groups—hearts that understand the difficulty that often surrounds finding a family who is called to adopt multiple children at once. 
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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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