Foster Care

November 15, 2010 mpanik Blog

Lifeline has joined forces with other local foster care agencies and the Department of Human Resources of Shelby County to recruit, train and license foster families for children in the foster care system. Over time, a huge disparity between the number of children requiring out-of-home care and the number of licensed foster families has developed. With so few families available to take in children at risk in their birth families’ or caregivers’ homes, kids are being placed into overcrowded foster homes, or worse, not receiving needed care.

As a result of a foster care/adoption summit held at The Church at Brook Hills, many families have enlisted in the required ten-week training called Group Preparation and Selection (GPS).

We are thrilled as more churches have come forward, aware of the great need and seeking similiar training & certification in order to care for children in our community.

Lifeline celebrates God’s provision of Christian families to meet the physical, educational, emotional, and spiritual needs of these children.

If you’re interested in becoming a licensed foster family, or for more information on future trainings, please contact Traci Newell, Education Coordinator, at or at (205)972-8467 or Laura Armstrong at