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.

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-

Shades Mountain Baptist Church

Orientation: April 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

First Class: Begins two weeks after Orientation on May 9th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Address: 2017 Colombiana Road. Birmingham, AL 35216

Childcare Not Available

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

REGISTER HERE FOR AN UPCOMING ORIENTATION

Huntsville-

We are in the process of scheduling GPS classes for 2016. Please continue to check this page for updates!

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

Mobile-

3Circle Church

Orientation: February 16—6:00-7:30 (Orientation is required for families desiring to attend the GPS classes- please register below)

First Class: March 1st—6:00-9:00

Address: 3 Circle Church North Eastern Shore Campus 10080 Co Rd 64 Daphne, AL 36526

Childcare will be available—To register for child care, please email Maggie at Maggie.Haag@lifelinechild.org

Questions? Please contact Maggie at 251-517-4245 or Maggie.Haag@LifelineChild.org for questions.

 REGISTER HERE FOR AN UPCOMING ORIENTATION

SOUTH CAROLINA:

Questions? Please contact Laura Grady by phone at 843.737.6929 or by email at Laura.deboer@lifelinechild.org

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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.