$300 Scholarship Available for Lifeline Families

November 1, 2017 rachelmiley
Many times financial barriers can be an obstacle to families embarking on an adoption journey. We understand that funding an international adoption is daunting, so Lifeline strives to provide support and relief, whenever possible, for families.
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Kyrgyzstan Family Reunion Recap

October 19, 2017 rachelmiley
Lifeline recently had the opportunity to host a Kyrgyzstan Family Reunion in Birmingham! Four of the five families that have brought children home from Kyrgyzstan were able to meet and fellowship with one another.
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Adoption and Fostering Counseling Services are Growing

September 22, 2017 rachelmiley
Walking with families through their adoption and fostering journeys is one of the joys of our staff at Lifeline. Understanding the great need for families to receive support after a new child comes home, we have been privileged to open up our counseling ministry to help adoptive and fostering families grow and love in a
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A Celebration of Beginnings: India

September 1, 2017 brianaremkus
The Master Architect Burdened to adopt from India, the Nichols family attended an informational meeting at Lifeline in 2014, knowing that an international adoption program for India was not yet in existence. But, God was busy behind the scenes, crafting a beautiful story that no one could have imagined. Unknown to the Nichols, Lifeline was
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August Monthly Focus: (un)adopted

August 24, 2017 rachelmiley
Problem: At Lifeline, we believe that orphan care must be a multi-faceted approach. Adoption is a beautiful part of God’s call to care for orphans; however, only a tiny fraction of adoptable children are adopted each year—from within their birth country or internationally. The difficult truth is that children who do not have a forever
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Finding Forever Families for 3 Lifeline Kids Campers

August 16, 2017 rachelmiley
We are currently advocating for these three precious kiddos from Latin America. It is a special and unique privilege that we have to know each of these children personally and begin to advocate for them soon. These 3 children are currently at Lifeline Kids Camp in Texas, where they are spending time with Lifeline staff,
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2nd Quarter Defender Report | 2017

August 9, 2017 rachelmiley
The gospel is reaching vulnerable children and families through Lifeline, and we want to share some of the exciting things made possible through the gifts of our partners. Read further updates here.
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Help Us Find a Family for Alex

July 10, 2017 brianaremkus
A generous family has donated a $4,000 scholarship towards Alex’s adoption! Our team is searching for a family for 10-year-old Alex, who is on the waiting list for adoption in Asia. Please help us find a family for this precious boy! A Little About Him Alex has an outgoing and social personality!  He enjoys recreational
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July Monthly Focus: Church Initiatives and Partnerships

July 5, 2017 rachelmiley
At Lifeline, we believe we already have the answer to the world’s orphan care crisis, and the answer isn’t wrapped up in a new program, or even an old one. The answer has been right in front of us since Jesus gave it to us. The answer is the Church.     Orphaned and vulnerable
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Sibling group of 8 waiting for forever family

June 27, 2017 rachelmiley
We would love for you to help pray for these sweet little ones and their futures. We would love for you to help advocate and even consider if your family may be their future forever family. It should also be noted that the majority of the children are active and involved in local churches. They would love to have Christian parents, if possible.
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Keep a Brother and Sister Together

June 19, 2017 brianaremkus
Will you please help us advocate? Lifeline is currently advocating for a sweet sibling set from Latin America. Many times, we have seen where the government has been faced with difficult decision to separate the siblings in hopes of them having a better chance of being adopted. This brother and sister will be separated in
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June Monthly Focus: Alumni Families

June 9, 2017 brianaremkus
Why Alumni Families Are Important Alumni families are invaluable! Their experiences and first-hand knowledge make them some of the greatest sources of encouragement and wisdom for others. Like-minded families, who have gone through similar circumstances, can be a beacon of hope for others who are struggling, overwhelmed, or find themselves in unfamiliar territory. Talking with
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What happens to children who age out in China?

June 6, 2017 brianaremkus
In the United States, only 8% of children adopted from China were adopted at ages older than 4. Statistically, that means once a child turns 5 their chances of being adopted dramatically decrease. In China, once a child turns 14 they are no longer available for international adoption. As our ministry seeks to advocate for
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May Monthly Focus: Pregnancy Counseling

May 8, 2017 rachelmiley
The Need Women who are facing unplanned or crisis pregnancies can often feel hopeless. As a result of varying circumstances, these women often question whether parenting is best for them or their child. Some women are led to believe that abortion is the only option to parenting and are often unaware of the option of
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Program Spotlight: China

May 2, 2017 international
Lifeline’s China program is currently accepting applications for eligible families! What’s new in your program? Over the past few years, China has become more and more of a relational program. Most recently, China has invited Lifeline to participate in Kids Camps, which afford us two weeks to spend true one-on-one time getting to know a
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Changes in China | Lifeline Foster Center Update

April 19, 2017 rachelmiley
As of this week, all of the children in the care of Lifeline’s Foster Center have been moved back to their orphanages. We are saddened by the implications of this news for the children we have loved and cared for, as well as the children all over the country of China who will be affected. Although our hearts are broken over these events, we know that this was not a surprise to our Heavenly Father.
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April Monthly Focus: International Adoption

April 6, 2017 international
Problem: Currently, there are over 153 million orphaned and vulnerable children in the world today. Each year, Lifeline serves more than 400 families in various stages of the adoption process. The reality is there are many more children that are in need and are waiting for permanent families. At Lifeline inter-country adoption is growing and
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Two Older Children from Taiwan Need Forever Families

April 5, 2017 brianaremkus
Help find Alex and Eden forever families! Our team is prayerfully searching for families for 9-year-old Alex and 9-year-old Eden. Both children are on the waiting child list for adoption. At Lifeline, it is our heart to advocate for all orphans, especially older ones like these precious children. Please join us in advocating for Eden
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Program Spotlight: Latin America

April 5, 2017 international
Program Spotlight: Latin America Lifeline’s Latin America group is currently accepting applications for the countries of Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Dominican Republic. What’s new in your program? We have been thrilled to see our pilot families return home with their newly adopted children from our programs in Brazil and Honduras. And, we have been
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Fostering Resources for Every Home

March 23, 2017 international
One of the benefits of Lifeline’s shift in foster care ministry is the ability to serve and support all foster families in the system with continuing education and training. We are beyond excited at the chance to serve families and offer opportunities to help them succeed and heal. We recommend the resources below as tools
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