Foster Care

Are you interested in becoming a foster parent?

The next step is to attend one of our orientation classes.  Here you will learn more about Lifeline’s foster care program and the various opportunities to get involved, including any requirements for each opportunity. 

If you are interested in becoming a licensed foster parent or respite provider, attendance at an orientation meeting is required prior to participating in the 7-10 week (differs by state) foster parent training course.

At orientation, Lifeline staff will explain the heart of the foster ministry, the licensing process, and what it means to be a foster parent. After orientation, those who desire to move forward will be given a link to our online application.

Please Register for our upcoming classes below:

ALABAMA:

Alabama’s licensing classes are called Group Preparation and Selection (GPS).  These classes includes an orientation followed by 10 weeks of class.  If you are interested in becoming a licensed foster parent, or a respite provider, please plan to attend an Orientation Meeting.  Your presence at this meeting is required prior to beginning the GPS course and is a great way to decide if becoming a foster family is right for you!

Birmingham-

Church of the Highlands GPS Class

*Childcare will not be offered at this meeting.

  • Orientation: September 8, 2015
  • Meeting 1: September 22, 2015
  • Time: 6:00-9:00
  • Location: Church of the Highlands (Grants Mill Campus) 5901 Overton Road Birmingham, AL 35210

Shades Mountain Baptist Church

*Childcare will be offered for Meeting 1-10 but NOT for orientation. Please register for childcare by Wednesday, September 9th by emailing Sarah Lovinggood at slovinggood@shades.org

  • Orientation: August 31, 2015
  • Meeting 1: September 14, 2015
  • Time: 6:00-9:00
  • Location: Shades Mountain Baptist Church 2017 Columbiana Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Questions? Please contact Christy Harmon at 205-967-0811 or by email at Christy.harmon@lifelinechild.org.

REGISTER HERE FOR AN UPCOMING ORIENTATION

Huntsville-

The Rock Family Worship Center

*Childcare will not be offered at this meeting.

  • Orientation: August 13, 2015
  • Time: 6:00-9:00
  • Location: The Rock Family Worship Center 2300 Memorial Parkway SW Huntsville, AL 35801

The Rock Family Worship Center

*Childcare will not be offered at this meeting.

  • Orientation: August 20, 2015
  • Time: 6:00-9:00
  • Location: The Rock Family Worship Center 2300 Memorial Parkway SW Huntsville, AL 35801

Questions? Please contact Megan Chivers at 205-967-0811 or by email at Megan.chivers@lifelinechild.org

 REGISTER HERE FOR AN UPCOMING ORIENTATION

SOUTH CAROLINA:

If you are interested in finding out more information about our South Carolina Foster care program, please call 205-967-0811.

CHURCH PARTNERS

Lifeline is excited to be partnering with churches who are providing opportunities to serve in foster care.

(A special thanks to the Video Production Team at Church of the Highlands for producing this video.)

ALABAMA

Briarwood Presbyterian Church
Mountaintop Community Church
The Church at Brook Hills
Gardendale First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church Trussville
Shades Mountain Baptist Church
Valleydale Baptist Church
Church of the Highlands

For more information about Lifeline’s partnership with Church of the Highlands, please visit the Highlands Foster Care page HERE.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Seacoast Church

 

 

Questions? Call 205.967.0811 or e-mail us here.