Webinar: Embracing the Changes in Adopting From China
About this event:
Embracing the Changes in Adopting From China
Tuesday, March 6
8:00 – 9:30 PM CST
We saw several changes to the China program in 2017. As we look at a new year, our team will share what the future of the international adoption program in China looks like. We will discuss the trends in available waiting child, changes to process timelines, the future of orphanage support, opportunities for traveling to China as well as opportunities we see for the future of adoption in Asia.
Karla Thrasher: Karla has a degree in social work from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She and her husband Jamie have three precious children, Michael, Mary Allison, and Lucy. She began working with Lifeline in 2001. She works with the international program as a crucial liaison and help for prospective parents. She serves the China program as our stateside liaison working with Lifeline’s expanding Special Needs Program, travel, and families seeking to expand their families through China adoption. “I sincerely enjoy watching our program grow and seeing families some together as a part of God’s perfect plan.” (China Program Director) She also serves on Lifeline’s Post Adoption Team.
Meagan Smith: Meagan graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. After a mission trip to Africa her freshman year of college she was called to International adoption and was amazed by the Lord’s provision in providing her a job at Lifeline. Needless to say, she was thrilled to join the Lifeline team and is excited to see how the Lord uses her to further His kingdom. Meagan has always had a heart for the people of all nations, and she feels incredibly blessed that the Lord has her at Lifeline. She is humbled that the Lord would use her to present the Gospel through adoption and invest in the lives of the families that she is privileged to work with (Focuses on our China program).
Lauren Taylor: Lauren graduated from Samford University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication and a minor in Psychology. She joined Lifeline in 2015 as the Administrative Assistant for the China program. Lauren said “I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of what the Lord is doing through Lifeline Children’s Services.”