Parenting: How to Deliver a Consequence

February 16, 2018 rachelmiley
These discussions of trauma and attachment can, at times, leave a parent feeling paralyzed in how to respond to misbehavior for fear they will cause further damage and trauma...As we provide discipline, (training that corrects, molds, and encourages moral character) rather than punishment (which can be punitive and create fear in a child), we help that child find the secure foundation they need.
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$300 Scholarship Available for Lifeline Families

November 1, 2017 rachelmiley
Many times financial barriers can be an obstacle to families embarking on an adoption journey. We understand that funding an international adoption is daunting, so Lifeline strives to provide support and relief, whenever possible, for families.
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God's Grand Plan

June 13, 2017 rachelmiley
She struggled with why the Lord would put adoption so heavily on heart, but not on her husband’s, but she waited. A couple of weeks later, Matt came home and said they should pursue this little girl. They hurried to find out about next steps but were told that another family had already filed paperwork to adopt her.
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June Monthly Focus: Alumni Families

June 9, 2017 lifeline
Why Alumni Families Are Important Alumni families are invaluable! Their experiences and first-hand knowledge make them some of the greatest sources of encouragement and wisdom for others. Like-minded families, who have gone through similar circumstances, can be a beacon of hope for others who are struggling, overwhelmed, or find themselves in unfamiliar territory. Talking with
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Playing to Connect and Heal

May 11, 2017 rachelmiley
When I ask families how they are adjusting at home with their new child, they will often state, almost as an apology, “All we do is play; we are just playing.” When I hear this answer I want to shout from the rooftops “Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! They are engaging in play!” Play is the most
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Change One Life | The Catanias

December 16, 2016 rachelmiley
“God can move mountains. It seems impossible, but God is the God of impossibility, especially in orphan care. Because He wants them in families. So act out in faith. Start. If it’s God’s will He will see it through.” Take a moment to consider what God is calling you to.
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Families Helping Families

August 23, 2016 lifeline
Adoptive families know the ins and outs of adoption intimately. That’s why they are some of the biggest supporters of other adoptive families—they know the challenges, the joys, and the community that is needed to surround families before and after a new child comes home. Those who have been in the trenches often find themselves
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We're HALF WAY There...

July 15, 2016 rachelmiley
45 days of taking a stand. And Stand for Orphans you did! We are halfway through the summer & we have loved seeing so many of you engage your families and children through hosting stands of all kinds: lemonade, popsicles, baked goods, dog treats and even farm-fresh produce! Your creativity and enthusiasm amazes us. People
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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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8 Prayers for Camp | Summer Kids Camp 2016: Day 4

July 1, 2016 rachelmiley
I was blessed to get to know eight little girls from China yesterday. These girls brought me great joy and grabbed my heart. They are no longer images on a postcard, but now voices, faces, hearts, and prayers.  The day began with breakfast, water games and slip-n-slide. With wet hair and happy faces, we went
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Who Will You Honor? Father's Day 2016

June 3, 2016 rachelmiley
At Lifeline, we recognize that fatherhood can be an important reflection of God’s heart. This is so much behind Lifeline’s heart for the Gospel and family. We want to spread the word about God’s Heart for Father’s Day (read here) & honor men who exemplify the Gospel with their lives. So we’re doing a give away
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Watershed Moment for Haiti Adoptions

June 2, 2016 rachelmiley
-PRESS RELEASE- BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Lifeline Children’s Services led Dan and Julie Cruz of Pennsylvania through the first ever adoption in Haiti under the newly implemented Hague Convention procedures for the country. This milestone is monumental for Haiti and families who are seeking to adopt from this country, as it represents the culmination of years
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Stand for Orphans is Back

June 28, 2016 lifeline
Sometimes we may look at our children and dream about all the possibilities that lie before them—“They will change the world someday,” we think. But, they don’t have to wait until someday. They can change the world for other children today! And, we’ve made it easy for you! Discover how your children (and you) can
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Take a trip with (un)adopted!

January 22, 2016 Rick Singleton
  NOTE: All trips for the remainder of 2020 have been postponed until further notice. Please continue to check this page along with our social media pages for more updates on rescheduled trips.  Interested in taking a trip with (un)adopted? We’re glad you’re here. At (un)adopted, we have a catch phrase, “We’re not the hero.”
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Freedom (March Kids Camp '16: Day 7)

March 17, 2016
As the children hear each story and experience each moment, we pray that she’s right – that they “get it” – and that they are coming closer to understanding the gift of the Gospel. There are so many new and different things that we are excited to show our campers, but the most exciting thing we have to offer is the love of Jesus.
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So Now, We are His Children

March 16, 2016
We now belong to a Father, in a new family with sisters and brothers from all times, cultures, and languages. We have not earned this identity, but have received it all because of Jesus!
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