Lifeline’s domestic adoption ministry desires to partner with prospective adopting families who are called to not only adopt and raise a child in a Christ-centered home but also to share the hope found in Christ with the birth parents of their child. Lifeline is firmly committed to discipling, encouraging, and supporting couples through the adoption process by equipping, educating, and walking beside them every step of the way.
Gospel-Centered In all things, we seek to make Christ known and bring Him glory. We believe the Lord has given us this ministry as a means of making him known. We want to partner with prospective adoptive families who have been transformed by Christ and want to share this hope with others.
Excellence Driven One way we bring God glory is by serving expecting parents and adoptive parents with excellence. We want to go beyond just helping a woman make an adoption plan or just helping a prospective couple add to their family. We want each individual in this process to feel valued and feel confident in the services they are receiving. One of the ways we serve with excellence is by ensuring that both the expecting parents and the prospective adoptive parents have their own advocate who holds their hand along every step of the process.
Birthparent Reconciliation and Redemption We deeply desire for women to know that their worth is not in how they see themselves or how the world sees them. We believe we have been called to the ministry of reconciliation as described in 2 Corinthians 5 and that as people who have been forgiven, we desire for men and women in unexpected pregnancies to know they can have unconditional love and forgiveness from Christ.
Holistic Care for Adopting Parents We provide comprehensive education for families walking through the adoption journey. Our social workers seek to not just know the prospective families as adopting parents but to know them holistically. This can be a difficult journey filled with many unknowns and heart aches. Therefore, Lifeline is committed to discipling, equipping, encouraging, and supporting our prospective adoptive parents as they go through their adoption journey. This is accomplished through the home study process, education, and support during the waiting, matching, and post placement phases of the journey.
Holistic Care for Expecting Parents We desire to get to know our expecting parents for more than just their unexpected pregnancy. We want to know their goals, their hopes, their fears and their struggles. By getting to know them holistically, we can empower them to make a choice that is best for them and their unborn child. We do this through 24/7 support, options counseling, connecting women to tangible resources, and post placement support.
Discipleship Focused The adoption journey can be one filled with challenges, disappointments, and celebrations. As we partner with prospective adoptive couples to raise a child in a Christian home and to minister to their child’s birth family, we desire to disciple them through that process. We desire to pray with our families, remind them of truths in God’s Word, and remind them of the bigger picture God is designing along the way. We desire to bear the burdens and rejoice in the victories of our expecting parents and our prospective adoptive couples as described in Galatians 6:2 and Romans 12:15.