As You're Considering Adoption

August 9, 2020 rachelmiley
By Neisha Roberts Our friends at Show Hope say it well: “Not everyone is called to adopt, but everyone is called to do something.” Maybe you’re at the point where you’ve prayed earnestly about adoption and felt the Holy Spirit’s urging to “find out more.” You probably have many more questions than answers at this
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Pro-Life Means Every Life

January 8, 2018 rachelmiley
the ultimate value of human life can be found in the gospel. God the Son became a man and fulfilled the work of redemption, and the price that was paid in Jesus establishes the proper worth of people. We treasure each other not so much because of our inherent merit but because of the unfathomable worth of Jesus. At Lifeline Children’s Services, we come alongside the Body of Christ to strive to protect the unborn and to care for and shepherd the already born in ways that extend the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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Running Buddy

August 2, 2017 rachelmiley
Derek Dupuis, Lifeline Adoptive Dad and R(un) for One Runner Hear how the R(un) for One played a role in the hearts of the Dupuis family, one of Lifeline’s adoptive families: Hope. Anyone who is trying something new or taking a leap of faith has to cling to the belief that he will get where
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Truth for Mothers in Unplanned Pregnancies

January 4, 2017 international
Every time a woman walks into the offices of Lifeline Children’s Services seeking to understand the options for her unexpected pregnancy, we are overcome at her strength, love, and desire to make the very best plans for her child. We have been honored to walk part of this journey with many beautiful women. Throughout these
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Share the Story: Coghlan Family Testimony

October 28, 2016 rachelmiley
Chris Coghlan, an outfielder for the Chicago Cubs, and his wife, Corrie, had not always been on the same page about adoption. Corrie had cousins who had been adopted and family friends who had adopted. Adoption was woven into her heart, and she desired for it to be part of their story. Chris, however, admits
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Joyful Despite Difficulty | Summer Kids Camp 2016: Day 5

July 1, 2016 rachelmiley
These girls are beautiful children of God who were made in His image. Their experiences in their short lives have been incomprehensible to those of us who grew up in the States, and these experiences have left scars.
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The Option of Adoption

May 6, 2016 rachelmiley
As a counselor who serves women in unexpected and crisis pregnancies, the brokenness of the world is on display before my eyes: the Enemy has distorted, in so many ways, the message of abortion. The world tells women that abortion is loving—that abortion is the only way to prevent your child and you from suffering
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Supporting Adoption Through Your Profession

July 31, 2014
The Financial Cost of Adoption My husband and I always desired to grow our family through adoption, but browsing websites and crunching numbers left me overwhelmed and a little discouraged. Although I fully believe that God equips us for the things He calls us to, hard facts and dollar signs sometimes make the journey seem
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Praying for Adoptive Families Before and After the Adoption

October 5, 2014
“Pray in the Spirit at all times with all kinds of prayers, asking for everything you need.  To do this you must always be ready and never give up.  Always pray for all God’s people.”  Ephesians 6:18 As Paul instructed the believers in Ephesus to pray for their needs and the needs of others, we
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Graceful and Truthful Answers to Challenging Adoption Questions

April 15, 2015
Disclaimer: This blog is not intended to shame those who have asked these questions. After hearing from many parents, we have learned that most of them welcome questions and appreciate opportunities to talk about their adoption! They understand that most questions are innocently asked. The purpose of this blog is to assist adoptive families in
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A Family Affair: Growing in Grace through Adoption

December 11, 2014
As we journey through each day of the Advent season, we’ve gathered special stories from Lifeline families, staff, and friends to share with you, testifying to how the hand of the Lord and the Character of Christ have been magnified through their children and in their families… My first experience with an adoption through Lifeline came in December
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He Chose Me

December 4, 2014
As we journey through each day of the Advent season, we’ve gathered special stories from Lifeline families, staff, and friends to share with you, testifying to how the hand of the Lord and the Character of Christ have been magnified through their children and in their families… One Christmas, when I was a little girl, my Dad and
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The Sanctity of Life Through the Eyes of an Adoptee

January 9, 2015
On January 13th, 1984 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed that January 22nd would be National Sanctity of Life Day. Reagan reminded all of America that “the values and freedoms we cherish as Americans rest on our fundamental commitment to the sanctity of human life. The first of the `unalienable rights’ affirmed by our Declaration of Independence
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Christmas Tips for the Holiday Season

November 28, 2014
I get very excited about all of the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season and look forward to that good kind of exhaustion that comes from decorating the house, extra baking, shopping, parties, and church programs that celebrate the coming of our Lord.  For our adoptive and foster children, all of this extra activity
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Back-to-School Tips for Educators

August 13, 2015
As parents, teachers, and children are beginning the new school year, we know there is much excitement. This time of the year also provides many opportunities for uncertainty and anxiety, particularly for parents of children from challenging backgrounds. Foster and adoptive parents play a vital role in the lives of their children and in preparing
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Honoring Your Child’s Birth Mother

April 23, 2015 lifeline
Birth mothers of children who have been adopted or who are in foster care play a significant role in their children’s lives. Regardless of how many years, days, or moments they spent with their children after they were born, birth mothers are, and will always be, a part of their children’s identity. For this reason,
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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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Remembering in Joy and Grief

April 21, 2015
At Lifeline, we honor birth mothers who have made the courageous choice to give life and the brave but difficult choice of adoption. Courageous, brave, loved—these are all words we use to describe birth mothers because they are a reflection of selflessness—the true embodiment of love. We are proud to be a part of honoring
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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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