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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Glimpse of Heaven | March Kids Camp 2017

March 21, 2017 lifeline
I caught a glimpse of what heaven will be like at Pump It Up this week. Yeah, I know what you are probably thinking: Allison, your version of heaven and my version do not match. Letting loose eleven Chinese speaking orphans all under the age of 12 in a room full of inflatables is not
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Overflow of His Love | Lifeline Kids Camp March 2017

March 15, 2017 rachelmiley
Tuesday was a great day! We started the day with a delicious breakfast prepared by gracious volunteers. The kids were very excited about going to the McWane Science Center for the day! We met a youth group downtown and paired the volunteers with a camper so they could explore the science center together! Victoria really
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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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China Kids Camp Arrives! |Lifeline Kids Camp March 2017

March 7, 2017 rachelmiley
As I write this, a plane is taking off from Detroit carrying 11 children and three adults on the last few hours of their journey from Chongqing, China to Birmingham, Alabama. As we anxiously await the arrival of our guests, I doubt they know what it has taken to get them here. They probably don’t know
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Why I Donated to Lifeline's Kids Camp

February 24, 2017 lifeline
Why did I donate to Lifeline’s Kids Camp? Because they had me with their SMILES! The smiles of the children when they chase bubbles across the lawn; The smiles of the children when they climb up in the volunteers lap and snuggle close; The smiles of the children when they are the center of attention
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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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The Gift of Mobility

July 29, 2016 lifeline
As a pediatric physical therapist I have the honor and privilege of witnessing milestones in the lives of children. Sometimes we celebrate what seems like little things to other people but, for a parent, these milestones are a big deal—like a child who is three years old sitting independently for the first time or a
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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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The Church Responding (Summer Kid's Camp '16: Day 3)

June 29, 2016 rachelmiley
Yesterday I had the extreme privilege of spending the day with eight precious girls from China. As a social worker with Lifeline, this was not the first time I have served at Kids Camp, but this year was different. This year, the church that I attend decided to take on a day of Kids Camp. This might not sound like a big thing to you, but to our church, this was huge.
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A Heart To Serve (Summer Kid's Camp 16' Day 2)

June 29, 2016 rachelmiley
I hadn’t been at camp long when little Leila captured my attention.She is 3 years old and has Downs Syndrome. She was perfectly content playing with three little Lincoln logs. I, however, was not content to let her! I wanted to hold her and play with her. Finally, someone holding Leila came near to me and I smiled and waived at her. She immediately threw open her arms and reached for me. That’s all it took….I was a puddle.
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Something More Must Be Done

January 27, 2016 Rick Singleton
Since Lifeline’s founding, our experienced staff have worked closely with children who have faced severe trauma and loss. Lifeline was burdened with the desire to see something more be done for children, even before the adoption process. In addition, countless children will never have the hope of adoption. As a result, we have spent considerable time over the last year reflecting on
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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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Meet Kindra (March Kids Camp '16)

March 29, 2016
During my time volunteering at Kids Camp I got to meet so many amazing, sweet kids.  I really connected with one particular girl, Kindra, which I believe happened because I saw a lot of my tendencies in her.  Like me, Kindra was more on the shy side and didn’t talk much. We easily fell into
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Meet Nate (March Kids Camp '16)

March 21, 2016
I can’t believe that Kids Camp is over… in a few short hours the children who have become so dear to my heart will board a plane for China. I know I will never see many of them again, but they will certainly remain in my thoughts and prayers for quite some time. These kids
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McWane Center (March Kids Camp '16: Day 8)

March 18, 2016
One of my favorite things is when children have the opportunity to simply act like children. And, there is almost no better place for this than the McWane Center. At the McWane Center, children are given a safe environment to touch all of the things that they are always told not to touch and do
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Atlanta Road Trip (March Kids Camp '16: Day 6)

March 17, 2016
They were the sweetest little things singing and dancing to music praising the Lord. They may not have known what they were singing, but the Lord can use all things to reveal Himself, and draw His children to Him.
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