Alabama Family Therapist

November 4, 2019 lifeline
:: Birmingham, AL :: Provides professional therapy from a Christian worldview to pre/post-adoption and foster care families with an emphasis on attachment and trauma. Master's level, ALC, LPC, LGSW, or LICSW required, with full licensure is preferred.
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Lifeline Grows with Partnership in Louisiana

October 21, 2019 megan
God is continually opening doors for His ministry through Lifeline to grow, and we are excited to share that we have been licensed to assist families in Louisiana with international adoption services! Later this fall, Lifeline will begin to serve Louisiana churches and families by providing International adoption services across the state. We are pleased
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Cultivating a Culture of Adoption and Foster Care in the Church

October 9, 2019 megan
Jason Paredes joined Herbie Newell for the October 2, 2019 episode of The Defender Podcast. Jason is the lead pastor at Fielder Church in Arlington, Texas. He and his wife, Virginia, have six children—five daughters and one son—both biological and adopted. Jason explained that adoption has taught him more about the gospel than anything else.
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Lifeline's Second Annual Orphan Care Conference in Colombia

October 4, 2019 megan
This past August, Lifeline had the privilege of celebrating our second annual Orphan Care Conference in Colombia. The Lord has been gracious and shown our in-country team much favor and response over the last several years, as we have been building relationships with various local churches. Oscar Perez, our Latin America (un)adopted coordinator, has been
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Unity & Diversity in Discipleship

October 4, 2019 megan
On the September 25th edition of The Defender Podcast, Drew Raynor, Pastor of Harvest Church in Cary, North Carolina joined host Herbie Newell to discuss church planting, adoption, and discipleship. Drew is married to his wife, Taylor, and has three children, two biological and one through domestic adoption. Drew was part of a church planting
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Lifeline Hosts China Delegation

October 3, 2019 megan
  In September, we had the honor of hosting an official delegation from NingXia, China at the Lifeline offices in Birmingham, Alabama. The six-member delegation was made up of government and orphanage officials from this beautiful, autonomous region in north-central China. While the group was in the United States they experienced true southern culture, heard
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Supporting an Indigenous Response to Orphan Care

October 3, 2019 megan
Nicolas Osorio, one of the pastors at Iglesia Bautista Renacer in Bogota, Colombia, joined Herbie Newell on the September 18, 2019 edition of The Defender Podcast. Nicolas is married to Juanita, and they have two young sons. Although he has been a part of Iglesia Bautista Renacer since its start by his father twenty-five years
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Engaging Others for Effective Ministry

September 18, 2019 megan
On the September 11, 2019 edition of The Defender Podcast, Herbie Newell talked with Jedd Medefind, President of Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) about the work of CAFO and engaging the local church in caring for vulnerable children. CAFO was established in 2004 when Christian leaders from various organizations came together with a common desire
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Gospel-Driven Justice in the Church

September 12, 2019 megan
On the September 4th edition of The Defender Podcast, Tony Merida joined Herbie Newell to discuss adoption, justice in the church, prioritizing family as a dad, and how the gospel has been evident in his own family’s life. Tony and his wife, Kimberly have five children, four adopted from Ukraine and one adopted from Ethiopia.
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Nutrition and the Vulnerable Child

September 12, 2019 Justin Walters
WHY NUTRITION MATTERS: A healthy diet is an important factor for everyone. When we eat properly, we give our bodies the nutrients it needs to feel our best. For a child coming from trauma, proper nutrition proves to be even more significant. A child who comes into your care through adoption or foster care is
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Stealing

September 12, 2019 Justin Walters
Stealing can be a sensitive subject for many of us, especially when there is a strong emphasis on the value of working hard in our culture. When something that belongs to us is stolen, it evokes a strong response. Sometimes this is an emotional response or even a physical response. This makes stealing something that
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Self-Harm

September 12, 2019 Justin Walters
Self-Harm is a term that may cause foster or adoptive parents’ anxiety level to go up. We hope this information will better equip you as a parent to feel pre-pared and capable to respond appropriately to this behavior. Let’s begin by de-fining what the term actually means. WHAT IS SELF-HARM? Self-harm, or self-injury, is the
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How to Pray for Birth Mothers

September 5, 2019 megan
At Lifeline, we believe in the value and dignity of all women, and we know that birth mothers are incredibly brave and driven by love. Our pregnancy counselors and domestic adoption team encounter amazing women every day, who seek to care for their children in sacrificial and loving ways. Christie Mac Segars, Lifeline’s Vice President
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Bridging Hope for Children with Learning Differences

September 2, 2019 megan
On the August 28th edition of The Defender Podcast, guests Ann Maura Hinton and Rick Morton joined Herbie Newell to discuss advocating for children in the education system. Ann Maura is the Education Specialist at Lifeline, providing families with expertise in navigating the education system and providing educational helps for children. Rick Morton is the
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Back to School CEU Blitz Payment | Birmingham - September 2019

August 29, 2019 megan
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How the Church can Care for Vulnerable Children & Families

August 28, 2019 megan
On the August 21st edition of The Defender Podcast, Krista Stotler joined Herbie Newell to share how her church has cultivated a heart to care for vulnerable children through adoption and foster care. Krista is the Director of Foster Care and Adoption at Fielder Church in Arlington, Texas. Along with her husband of 24 years,
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Grieving With Others

August 26, 2019 megan
Rob Pacienza joined Herbie Newell on the August 14, 2019 edition of The Defender Podcast to share about his experience with grief and loss after the death his youngest daughter. Rob is the Lead Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and a graduate of Samford Univeristy in Birmingham, Alabama. Rob
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Transitioning to Routine and Order in a New School Year

August 13, 2019 megan
  On the August 7th of The Defender Podcast, Lynn Beckett joined Herbie Newell to discuss transitioning children from summer to a new school year. Lynn is a vital part of Lifeline’s Counseling and Education team and helps families navigate post adoption challenges and issues that arise. Summer tends to have its own challenges, with
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Lifeline’s Distinctives on the Roadmap to Adoption

July 30, 2019 megan
  The July 24, 2019 episode of The Defender Podcast featured Josh Caldwell, Lifeline’s VP of International Programs, and Karla Thrasher, Lifeline’s International Adoption Director, as they shared their knowledge and heart for international adoption. Josh noted that one deterrent to families pursuing adoption is being fearful of the process because their questions have gone
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Serving the Deaf and Blind of Uganda

July 30, 2019 megan
On the July 17th edition of The Defender Podcast, Pastor Raphael Kajjubi and Adalyn Newell joined Herbie Newell in a discussion about (un)adopted’s partnership in Uganda and how its unique qualities enables the local church to impact their community. Pastor Raphael is the pastor for King Jesus Church and who helps oversee the Busega School
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