Praying for Your Child’s Birth Mother and Father

October 15, 2015
Kenisha is a Lifeline birthmother who came to the Lifeline Maternity Village in the summer before her senior year of high school. As a pregnant teen, she chose an adoption plan for her child and, with the help of Lifeline, placed a precious baby boy for adoption. She offers her testimony as a source of
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What if abortion became illegal?

October 5, 2015 Rick Singleton
In light of the recent release of videos detailing the horrific work of abortions inside Planned Parenthood and the move to defund this organization from federal tax monies, I began to think, “What if abortion became illegal in the U.S. tomorrow?” What would I do? How would I respond? Instantly, I knew that I would
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The Lord Will Carry Out His Purpose

July 28, 2015
Before the Lord graciously placed adoption on our hearts, we really never thought about adoption. We certainly never talked about it. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, Jesus CLEARLY placed adoption on our hearts and changed our lives forever. We are so very thankful for the many ways adoption has beautifully transformed our family and helped
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A Brazil State of Mind

July 27, 2015
To to carry out the ministry to which He has called us, God works through the resources and staff within Lifeline’s doors and through countless partners outside the walls of Lifeline offices. Currently, we have two incredible opportunities, and we are looking for individuals and families to join us. One of these opportunities is right
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Longing for Diaper Duty

June 11, 2015
January 11th of this year was an incredible day for my wife, Amy, and me. We barely slept the night before, as we were both wired with anticipation and anxiety about meeting our daughter for the first time: How will the day play out? How much would she cry? Would all the games, toys, and
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From a Father to Fathers

June 5, 2015
I cannot necessarily say I’m a man’s man. I mean, sure, I love sports and a good action movie, but I’ve never been terribly macho or one to take risks. Now honestly, I know those stereotypical things are not what makes a man, but let’s face it, we can be deceived into thinking such silliness.
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Sibling Attachment

April 24, 2015 Rick Singleton
My family began the adoption process in 2005. Adding to our family had never really been discussed, and as far as I was concerned, I was happily the baby of 3 with 2 loyal and protective big brothers that looked out for me. But the Lord had other plans for the Horner clan and He
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Called to Fatherhood

June 12, 2015
Early on in my adult life, I knew exactly what I wanted to be. When the question of what do you want to be in life was asked, my friends would typically reply with what their career goals were.  As for me, I yearned to be a Father so I could share the same love
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The Weight of Fatherhood

June 15, 2015
Because of various circumstances of my childhood, one of the qualities I desired most in a future husband was a character that would translate into being a good father. I even volunteered in the preschool ministry at church with the man who is now my husband because, although limited, our time there gave a good
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All In for That

July 23, 2015
His big brown eyes looked at me across the breakfast table and he promised, “I’ll run it this year with you, Mom.” My heart melted…again. If you are a parent, you know the pain of rousing your child early any day of the year much less a hot summer one. Yet, he was willing to go.
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Love Makes a Difference

June 25, 2015
Pictured above: Elizabeth, Vivienne, Hannah, and Bear Norris In 2012, Lifeline Children’s Services followed an opportunity to partner with an orphanage in China whose children captured the hearts of our staff. These children needed love, care, and hope in a tremendous way. As Lifeline began building a relationship with this orphanage through medical trips and caretaker
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My husband is not the best father.

June 18, 2015
My husband is not the best father. Now, please don’t read that wrong. My husband is an amazing father to our son. He shows love in countless ways. He works hard to provide the necessities of life, he is emotionally supportive, and he leads our family spirituality. He is genuine, humble, kind… the list could
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Holiday Tips for New Adoptive Families

November 23, 2015
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! We hope this finds you with a cup of hot chocolate in hand sitting by the fire with all your loved ones sitting peacefully around you (we can always dream right?!).  We wanted to send you some encouragement and some practical tips that might help in the transition of having
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Perfect Harmony: A Journey of Heartache and Hope

November 22, 2015
Composers work tirelessly for hours on end with hopes that the masterpiece they are creating will be loved by listeners for time to come. Every note, pitch, bar, transition, feeling, and emotion are taken into consideration with great detail. They matter. Each note affects the way the next is heard and every tiny detail is
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