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Back-to-School Roundup

You may have your school supply list purchased, or you may not be ready to think about pre-sharpened pencils and notebooks yet. No matter which of these two categories you fall into, we want to help you feel confident as you begin…

Fear, Pride, and Being the Worst

One Mother’s Journey to God’s Transforming Joy By Jenny Riddle When the wind blows ferociously or the waves batter relentlessly, the roots of a plant are what firmly grasp the soil and anchor it in place. The same is true in the lives…

Traveling with Children Who Have Been Adopted or in Care

The Challenges of Travel for Children from Adoption or in Care Routine and consistency provide stability and structure for children. Consistent expectations help children feel emotionally and physically secure, especially children from traumatic backgrounds. Traveling often disrupts this security, leading to challenging…

Faith, Family, and Leather

Leaving a Lasting Heritage for the Glory of God Written by Jenny Riddle Companions since childhood and sweethearts since high school, Rick and Coleen Holtz held the ideas of heritage and legacy close to their hearts. As an extension of those values,…

Joy’s Story

Joy was born to a family in Taiwan who was unable to provide care for her. Because of Joy’s special needs, domestic adoption became elusive, causing her to wait for 14 years for her forever family. The waiting compounded the trauma Joy…

A Present Legacy

When adoption or foster care touches friends and family, it sheds light on the needs of vulnerable children around the world and the opportunity to be part of bringing gospel hope into their lives. As a result, some of Lifeline’s most significant…

Fostering Legacy

Written by Jenny Riddle With Tiernan Courtney When Tiernan Courtney was ten years old, her parents became aware of the need for more foster families in their area. Both sensing the Lord’s leading, they began gathering information, including exploring their two daughters’…

Kid-Friendly Gulab Jamun-Inspired Dessert

By Malinda Nichols, Lifeline India Mom Gulab jamun is a traditional Indian dessert often enjoyed during India’s big autumn holiday of Diwali. Essentially a deep-fried donut hole, Gulab jamun are traditionally made with paneer cheese and soaked in rose simple syrup for…

Arthi’s Story

Arthi is a 10-year old girl who was born in India. Arthi lived with her mother when she was a young girl, until one day her mother realized she could no longer provide for her. When Lifeline staff came to visit her…

Heritage Builders

Lifeline has spent the past few months laying the groundwork for our new program Heritage Builders. It was designed for people of the local church who desire to help care for teenagers who are aging out of foster care by partnering with…

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