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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