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 you participating in the 7-10 week (differs by state) foster parent training course called Group Preparation and Selection (GPS).

Upcoming GPS Orientation’s and Classes

Valleydale Baptist Church- Birmingham Alabama
Orientation: Thursday, January 15th at 6:00 PM
Classes: Begin two weeks after Orientation January 29 at 6:00pm
Address: 2324 Valleydale Rd., Hoover, AL 35244 in Room 308

***Childcare will be available upon request. Please include childcare information when you register.

Shades Mountain Baptist Church- Birmingham Alabama
Orientation: Monday, February 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Classes: Begin two weeks after Orientation on February 16th at 6:00pm
Address: 2017 Columbiana Rd, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

***Childcare will not be available for this class


Orientation is a requirement to be a part of the GPS classes. For questions about Birmingham GPS classes, please contact Christy Harmon at 205-967-0811 or at

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.)


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.


Seacoast Church



Questions? Call 205.967.0811 or e-mail us here.