When Adoption Isn't Possible — (un)adopted®

July 29, 2020 rachelmiley
Excerpt from Image Bearers by Herbie Newell In 2008, on a trip to Zaporizhia, Ukraine, the Lord awoke my heart to the fact that adoption alone could not answer the cry of the orphan. It was in Ukraine that I first met a young girl named Kataya; she was reportedly 15 and desperately wanted a family.
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One Mustard Seed in Colombia

July 14, 2020 rachelmiley
By Neisha Roberts One would think you’d need a lot of effort in a small amount of time to make things happen in the middle of a global pandemic. But God shows us over and over that the tiny mustard seeds we plant along the way are what make a difference. Since 2016, Lifeline Children’s
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Brother, Sister Learn About Liberia Through Mission Kid; Make Art to Raise Money

May 4, 2020 rachelmiley
By Neisha Roberts The Cheek family is one of many that has recently, and unexpectedly, opened its very own “private Christian school” while social distancing, as mom, Morgan, explained. Parents have dug down deep with creativity to fill the days with learning, fun, and for the Cheek family, the gospel. Morgan found Mission Kid on
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Sovereignty Over Slavery

February 21, 2019 rachelmiley
In some parts of the world, like Pakistan, there are still modern-day slaves. Slaves that start out as a man in need of work in order to provide for his family, but who end up being indebted to a factory owner for life, with no hope of ever paying back the interest accrued on each meagre paycheck or loan.
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Part of His Story: Hope in Uganda

November 22, 2017 rachelmiley
My husband, Jacob, and I recently had the privilege to travel with Lifeline’s international orphan care ministry, (un)adopted, to the community of Busega, Uganda, in Africa. While there we had the opportunity to stay with local people, help build lasting relationships, and point the locals to Christ while working alongside the local church, King Jesus Church, and Pastor Raphael. One of the beautiful outreach opportunities we had was to help deliver water filters to people in need.
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August Monthly Focus: (un)adopted

August 24, 2017 rachelmiley
Problem: At Lifeline, we believe that orphan care must be a multi-faceted approach. Adoption is a beautiful part of God’s call to care for orphans; however, only a tiny fraction of adoptable children are adopted each year—from within their birth country or internationally. The difficult truth is that children who do not have a forever
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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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Orphan Care: Caring for Their Past, Present, and Future

August 2, 2017 rachelmiley
Garth Thorpe, (un)adopted Education Manager   Victor could have been one of the over 38,000 orphans that will age out of an orphanage without the necessary life skills needed to survive. But God allowed (un)adopted® to be part of changing his story through Life Skills Education Training (LSET).     The current global reality that over 38,000
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Partnering Makes Sense

July 6, 2017 rachelmiley
For Mountain Brook Community Church (MBCC) in Birmingham, Alabama, partnership with (un)adopted® “really just makes sense.” It’s a relationship that stretches back for several years, according to Walter Arroyo, who’s served on staff at the church for 10 years and now is MBCC’s missions pastor. (un)adopted, Lifeline Children’s Services’ international orphan care ministry, and MBCC
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Changes in China | Lifeline Foster Center Update

April 19, 2017 rachelmiley
As of this week, all of the children in the care of Lifeline’s Foster Center have been moved back to their orphanages. We are saddened by the implications of this news for the children we have loved and cared for, as well as the children all over the country of China who will be affected. Although our hearts are broken over these events, we know that this was not a surprise to our Heavenly Father.
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Educating and Training for Freedom

March 23, 2017 international
Lifeline’s heart for orphaned and vulnerable children leads us to explore aspects of orphan care that many people would not imagine. In the country of Pakistan, Lifeline partners with others to impact the lives of girls, many whose parents are enslaved in the brick-making industry. This modern-day slavery is reminiscent of indentured servanthood, whereas men
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"Pick Me Up" | Lifeline Kids Camp March 2017

March 9, 2017 rachelmiley
“Ethan” is one of 11 children who I believe God divinely chose to bring to Lifeline’s Kids Camp from China. According to an article published by CNN August 12, 2015, “The Chinese government has said there are roughly 600,000 orphans nationwide. Other groups put the nationwide number at closer to a million orphans.” Either way, the fact that Ethan is here right now is pretty miraculous…..the odds were against him.
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Kenneth's Story

February 7, 2017 international
(un)adopted® exists to manifest the gospel to orphaned and vulnerable children. God has given (un)adopted® the desire to see these children reached with the hope of the gospel and equipped with the life skills needed to bring about community transformation. What we have seen over and over again is that when we are faithful to
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Uplifting and Transforming Lives

January 4, 2017 international
Imagine a world where no one has ever been able to communicate with you—a world where you’ve never been able to express your feelings, your fears, your dreams, or anything. This scenario is the reality for many children who are born deaf or blind in the developing world. Specifically, children who are born deaf or
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That Others May Know Him

November 8, 2016 international
As the (un)adopted® Coordinator, I often have the privilege of organizing and coordinating trips to our partners around the world. As much as I enjoy this aspect of my job, it doesn’t come close to that joy I experienced organizing a trip for one of our partners to come visit Lifeline in the United States.
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Orphan Care Beyond Adoption

September 9, 2016 lifeline
At Lifeline we believe that it is God’s design for children to be raised in families, where they are loved and cared for holistically, having their physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs met. The reality of what we see is that we live in a broken world, in which the sin of mankind has affected
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Why We R(un)

August 16, 2016 lifeline
On August 20th hundreds of people from all over the United States (and world) will lace up their running shoes to join Lifeline and (un)adopted for our 5th Annual R(un) for One. There are approximately 153 million orphaned and vulnerable children in the world. It’s hard to wrap our minds around that number. Yet, this
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A Boy Named Moses

August 14, 2016 lifeline
The start of my freshmen year of high school, my youth group started to pursue supporting (un)adopted in a specific country. Our youth pastor gave us 3 countries to pray about and consider supporting. We took a vote, and Uganda won over the votes and our hearts. The Lord was planting seeds before we even
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A Spark to Serve

July 6, 2016 rachelmiley
There is just something pretty special about new shoes, at least for this shoe-loving girl. Their pristine condition, without a scuff or mark, and the excitement of picking the perfect outfit to go with your new shoes make wearing them for the first time a noteworthy experience. A $25 pair of leopard print flats that
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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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