Become a Foster Parent

Learn all about foster parenting, get started on your path toward becoming a licensed foster parent, and find resources for your continuing education.

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Children in the foster care system need someone to show them the love of Jesus.

Lifeline’s hope is that the Body of Christ would be the hands and feet of Jesus to children in foster care, their birth families, and other professionals that serve them. We provide both pre- and post-licensure training to foster families. Lifeline also offers training for local churches to equip the Body of Christ to care for these children and families.

Although every person may not be called to foster, everyone can play a significant role by taking meals to foster families, mentoring birth families, providing appreciation luncheons to state caseworkers, or committing to pray for children by name.

There are more than 400,000 opportunities to show the love of Christ to vulnerable children and families.

Lifeline’s Foster Care ministry exists to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. We seek to extend grace, compassion, and the love of Jesus Christ to children and birth families in the foster care system. We believe that every child placement is a unique opportunity to minister to the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of a child and their birth family.

We believe that a child’s needs are best met under the guidance of Christian foster parents who can ensure the safety, well-being, and development of children during a time of great uncertainty in their lives.

Our desire is to help lessen the burden of child welfare agencies in recruiting foster families by partnering with local churches to recruit, train, and support these families.

Foster Families

Holistic Pre-Foster Training

Based on your state’s requirements, we’ll walk through each step of the process for becoming a foster parent.

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Post-Licensure Support

Check out our CEUs with a variety of topics to keep you prepared and ready to handle various scenarios.

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Parent Coaching

Parenting is tough, no matter who you are and no matter what season of life your child is in. Let us walk with you.

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Learn About Your State’s Requirements

Learn all you need to know to earn your license in your state


For citizens of Alabama, you’ll need to attend an orientation meeting first, followed by a 10-week training course. Within the course you’ll learn about requirements for licensure and about what it takes to be a gospel-minded, reunification-minded foster parent.

South Carolina

For citizens of South Carolina, we’ll walk you through your specific requirements, trainings, and resources for you to know the process for licensure. Within the trainings, you’ll find out more about what it takes to be a gospel-centered foster parent.

Other States

Lifeline desires to help you care for the vulnerable children in foster care in your area. While we do not offer pre-licensure training in all states, we do have a wealth of resources to help you care for those in your home, and in your community.

Give Unique Gospel Care to Vulnerable Children
Give Unique Gospel Care to Vulnerable Children
Ways to Give:
Give Through Your Time

Start a support group for the foster families in your church or neighborhood.

Find Resources You Need

Find out more about becoming a host for training classes, or offering a parent’s night out for those fostering in your church.

Give Through Your Donations

When you give to Lifeline, you help support the many trainings and resources shared with foster families. Through your support, children are being shown gospel hope.

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