Costa Rica Program Coordinator
Lauren Preston grew up on a shaded street just outside the perimeter of Oak Mountain State Park. There she cultivated her love for God’s furry critters and people alike. Also, as a child she had a weird, seemingly fated, predisposition for breaking bones whenever she played with the neighborhood kids or chased after stray animals she thought needed a happy home. But she maintains the injuries helped toughen her up into the fierce mama she has become to her darling, bright-eyed, baby Nora. Lauren, who has been described by her husband as a kind old soul, is extraordinarily keen on empathy and compassion. Lauren attended the University of Montevallo and graduated with degrees in Psychology and Social Work in 2010. Before joining the Lifeline family, she was a therapeutic foster care counselor and supervisor at Youth Villages. Lauren is a licensed social worker and thankful to play a part in providing children with the hope of the gospel and loving families in Lifeline’s Costa Rica program. She says that it is an honor to advocate for orphans around the world and feels privileged to walk families through their adoption journey.