Molly Anne Dutton, Auburn University’s newly elected Miss Homecoming and a Lifeline child adopted through Lifeline Children’s Services twenty-two years ago, radiantly Lights up LIFE. Molly Anne chose a platform which allowed her to share the powerful testimony of her life with the world. Her journey began in California twenty-two years ago, when her birthmother
The ultimate goal of the vast majority of foster care cases initially is reunification with birth family. Churches and individuals from within the Church have a unique opportunity to make an impact in the lives of struggling birth families through Families Count parenting classes. Without assistance, many struggling families slip
Honor your father, husband, son, grandfather, brother, or friend this year by giving a gift in his name. He will receive a Father’s Day card that shares how his extraordinary love will impact the lives of vulnerable children through the ministry of (un)adopted. Your gift will provide for basic and developmental needs of children in China,
Donations made after Thursday, June 18th, may not allow time for the card to arrive in time for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21st
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About the Lifeline Foster Care Program Lifeline has joined forces with other local agencies, churches, and the Department of Human Resources and child welfare departments to recruit, train and license foster families for children in the foster care system. The need for licensed foster families has become apparent as the number of children needing placements continues to
What is Safe Families for Children? When a crisis strikes, many of us rely on relatives and friends for support. But for some families, poverty and social isolation mean that they have no support when needed. Often, a straightforward problem such as postpartum depression or unemployment can be debilitating. Children in these situations often suffer neglect or abuse; some eventually placed in state custody. Safe
What is Families Count? Family Reunification can be a beautiful picture of the believer’s own reconciliation with God the Father through His Son, Jesus. But for many parents working toward restoring their families following foster care, this transition can be difficult at best. Families Count provides birth parents with Biblical, Christ-centered parenting education that they need
In order to purchase the curriculum, please fill out the form below. You will need to be approved in order to receive the curriculum once it has been purchased. Once you submit the form, Emily Riley will be in contact with you about your approval and receiving the download link.
Since 1981, Lifeline has been engaged on the front lines of the ministry of bringing vulnerable children a hope and a future. Over time, we have grown in the ways that we accomplish this mission, but the gospel and the biblical mandate to care for the vulnerable have been the constant aim of our mission.
Annual Report – A more in-depth look Below are several stories that offer additional insight into the ministry of Lifeline to orphans and vulnerable children. We invite you to share these stories and videos with your family and friends and to ultimately share the hope found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those in your
**We try to keep this list as accurate and updated as possible. However, all of the children listed may have already found a family by the time you inquire about them. If you have any questions about any of the children listed please contact us. Email Meredith Campbell for questions or to be added to our e-newsletter.
About Us Lifeline Children’s Services is a full-service adoption and orphan care ministry, serving families and children in the United States and around the globe. We began as a domestic adoption ministry, caring for women walking through unplanned and often crisis pregnancies. By God’s grace, Lifeline has since grown in ways we never could have
Date: Friday, February 28 (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm) & Saturday, March 1 (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) Location: Redeemer Presbyterian Church 165 Pulaski Street Athens, GA 30601 Crossings® is a live training from Lifeline Children’s Services that is for families. This Crossings is for anyone who has completed an adoption or is in the adoption
Brazil | Bulgaria | China | Costa Rica | Dominican Republic | Haiti | Honduras Hong Kong | Hungary | Liberia | Mongolia | Pakistan | Peru | Philippines | Serbia Taiwan | Thailand | Uganda | Ukraine Brazil Population: approximately 190.8 million Key Statistics: Brazil is a leading industrial and trading nation. Economic growth
We are excited of your interest to attend the Decisions, Choices, and Options training! Date: Friday, January 24, 2014 Time: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm (CST) Location: Lifeline Children’s Services of Birmingham – Lorna Square Office (Please note that we have two offices in Birmingham, AL and the address of the Lorna Square Office is listed below:) 524
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Defend and advocate for orphans. [Ruth 2:8-9] Boaz protects Ruth As protecting is a form of advocation for others, we must protect those who are vulnerable. In this sense, it is our responsibility to help orphans to find shelter and protection. While we were yet sinners Christ died for us to give us ultimate protection from
Lifeline Children’s Services hosted twelve children from Kunming City, China as part of our first ever hosting program! The hosting program, “Southern Hospitality 2014,” was held in Hattiesburg, MS on October 12-26, 2014. We have recently completed our first ever hosting program with the children of Kunming, China. We accomplished our goals of showering these precious children with
Lifeline Staff of Professionals The Lifeline team has many years of combined experience in helping families navigate through the international and domestic adoption process and counseling women in a crisis pregnancy. Each social worker has at least a degree in Social Work, and all are licensed appropriately by their state’s Board of Social Work Examiners.
Thank you for your interest in Lifeline’s Georgia Fostering Together Program. We ask that you please fill out the form below and then submit it once you have finished. Please note that your answers to this form will not be saved if you exit this page, so please be prepared to answer all questions in
What does adoption through Lifeline look like for you as a birthmother? We’ll get to know you and learn more about your circumstances, needs, goals and your values. We will help to make sure your prenatal medical needs are met. We will help you establish a support system and communication with family and friends. We
Along with providing services for adoption programs in the United States, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Peru, Poland, Romania, Taiwan, Uganda and Ukraine, Lifeline is also available to assist you with home study services if you have already applied to another agency. Lifeline offers the following
In 1981, John Carr was clipping coupons from the newspaper when he saw an article in the Birmingham News telling of Wales Goebel’s desire to open a pro-life, Christian adoption agency. Immediately after meeting with Mr. Goebel, John Carr quit his job and began the unenviable task of writing Lifeline’s manual and submitting the application
Lifeline would not be able to exist without the generous gifts our board, families, partners, and staff give to make the Gospel known through adoption, foster care, and orphan care. In addition to essential monthly and one-time gifts, we are supported through churches, grants, adoption service fees and events. Consider partnering with Lifeline on a monthly basis. Whether your gift is
Listen in as a panel of adoptive parents describes their experiences with adopting children internationally. VIEW VIDEO
Welcome to the online home study component! We hope this information will be educational and beneficial as you continue in your adoption journey. Before starting the online home study component, please carefully read ALL the instructions below to ensure that you have the best viewing experience: You may view these online videos with your spouse, or you
Online Giving Download Digital Kit You may mail any offerings to: Lifeline Children’s Services 2104 Rocky Ridge Road Birmingham, AL 35216 *Please make checks payable to: Lifeline Children’s Services
The Village Lifeline Village maternity home was founded in 1984 to meet the needs of women in unplanned pregnancies by providing a stable and nurturing home environment during and after pregnancy. The Village is a ministry arm of Lifeline Children’s Services. Women can receive housing and physical care while also receiving resources, professional counseling, and
Lifeline is excited to announce that in the near future we will be facilitating adoptions from Romania. God has provided in marvelous ways for this to become a reality and we look forward to partnering with families who desire to share the Gospel through adoption from this beautiful country. If you are interested in our
“Sharing” is advocating for children, families and orphan care projects through Lifeline. Proverbs 31:8-9 teach us to speak up for those who can not speak for themselves. As a partner of Lifeline we would ask you find ways that you can share with those around you. Some of the primary way can share are your
[waiting-children children_category=”southern-hospitality-2014″] If you have questions about any of the children on this page or if you are interested in being considered for a child’s pool of interest, please contact Annie Hamlin at 843.352.9924/843.693.1330 or by e-mail at Annie.Hamlin@LifelineChild.org.
Below you will find several videos we hope will be helpful in your preparation to travel to Uganda. Josh and Staci Caldwell, who adopted their son Moses from Uganda, offer insight into their experience. *Helpful tips for watching the videos: Once you click play on a video, in the bottom right hand corner there will
July 25th, I gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl. I placed her for adoption to a family that I could tell loves the Lord and it is a blessing to know that she will be raised in a loving family. Since being at the Village, my life has definitely changed, I am
Visit orphans and women in their distress. Treat them with respect. [Ruth 2:12,14] Boaz affirms and blesses Ruth. Lifeline is visiting those (un)adopted through mission trips. Orphans live in a world with the pain of rejection and the fear of loss. Speaking affection and kindness will remind them of their value to God just like pouring
Go to: China Main Page | China Waiting Children | Chongqing SWI | Baotou | Beihai | Fuling | Love Manor | Maoming | New Hope Journey – Lifeline’s Individual List | New Hope Journey – Shared List | Ningxia | Suixi | WanZhou | Zhuhai | Yinchuan Lifeline has been granted a very special opportunity in China. We have formed a relationship, under the guidance of the CCCWA (formerly CCAA), with an orphanage in Yinchuan, China. Along with the
How It All Began… Back in 1981, John Carr, a retired social worker approached Wales Goebel, founder of Sav-a-life (a crisis pregnancy ministry), with a desire to begin an adoption agency that would be a viable extension of the crisis pregnancy ministry. Mr. Carr felt the need to provide young girls with an avenue to
If you would like to make a year-end gift to Lifeline, you may use the online form provided below. Also, if you would like to make a year-end gift by check, you can mail your check to the address below: Lifeline Children’s Services 2104 Rocky Ridge Road Birmingham, AL 35216 * NOTE: All gifts are
Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc. received its license to operate as a non-profit child-placing agency from the State Department of Human Resources in September 1981. Since that time, Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc. has placed hundreds of children for adoption. Lifeline Children’s Services is a non-denominational, Christian ministry. Lifeline Children’s Services receives client referrals from a number
1 Peter 4:8-10 “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another…as each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” Lifeline volunteers touch lives in many different ways. So many selfless volunteers have blessed the
Our staff would like to share with you the following books and resources. We have reviewed each of these and believe they would be helpful. However, not all of these are written from a Christian perspective so some opinions of the authors may not reflect the position of Lifeline Children’s Services. Additional Lifeline suggested reading
Who is eligible? Families with a modified adjusted gross income of less than $243,000. (There is a phasing out of the credit beginning at $203,000.) What adoptions are eligible? The adoptive child must be under the age of 18. If the child is physically or mentally incapable of caring for himself/herself, no age limit applies.
Following are some sources you should use to pay the adoption expenses and fees: Loan, Grant & Scholarship Resource Report The Loan, Grant and Scholarship Resource Report below provides detailed information for funding adoption. It provides comprehensive information on multiple funding opportunities. To view the Report, click here. Tax Benefits The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Giving Children A Hope And A Future Whether you are a birthmother or a prospective adoptive family, Lifeline can help you. We offer complete adoption services to birthparents, including counseling, housing, medical care, legal services,and the assurance that the baby will be placed with a Christian family. For the prospective adoptive family, we offer a
The central theme of the Bible is God’s love for you and for all people. This love was revealed when Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came into the world as a human being, lived a sinless life, died on the cross, and rose from the dead. Because Christ died, your sins can be forgiven,
Lifeline is pleased to announce that we have received our Hague Accreditation! February 29, 2008 was the Uniform Notification Date (UND) and Lifeline is among the first agencies to receive Hague Accreditation. The United States implemented the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoptions on April 1, 2008. Receiving Hague Accreditation allowed us to continue to process
Before starting the Crossings training, please carefully read ALL the instructions below to ensure that you have the best viewing experience: All of the 8 training videos will take approximately 9 hours and 20 minutes to watch. This will require several different sittings to watch all of the training. If you stop a video midway
Blogs and Social Media: Lifeline is thrilled to allow the families, birthmothers, staff, and the children we have helped have the opportunity to journal, write, and blog about this awesome life saving, Gospel proclaiming, life changing ministry. There are so many ways to connect with Lifeline Children’s Services on the web and through blogs. Please explore below these opportunities
Please click which program you are interested in applying for. ________________________________________________________________ International – Before you Apply Before you begin your application, we want to invite you to learn a little more about our ministry. The following documents will give you insight into Lifeline’s policies and practices concerning international adoption. These policies and practices will be
Lifeline Children’s Services is a full-service adoption and orphan care ministry, serving families and children in the United States and around the globe. We began as a domestic adoption ministry, caring for women walking through unplanned and often crisis pregnancies. By God’s grace, Lifeline has since grown in ways we never could have imagined. (Click
So, you’ve just found out you’re pregnant? You are probably wondering what you are going to do now, for you and your baby. We can help. Lifeline was established for women like you. We are here to listen to your fears, your concerns and your desires for your future, and the future of your baby.
As we consider orphans around the world it begs the question, “What can we do?” Through out the Bible we are commanded to care for the orphan and defend the fatherless, but what does that look like? The relationship between Boaz and Ruth in the book of Ruth is a beautiful picture of what anyone
MINOR children available to Lifeline LID families: Please contact your Lifeline social worker for more information on any of these children below or call: 205-967-0811. Sydney – female, age 8 ½ years, left lower limb claudication. Sydney is such a wonderful little girl. Sydney is described as being extroverted and gets along well with other children.
“‘Deep and wide, deep and wide, there’s a fountain flowing deep and wide.’ This song is special to my children and me. When each of them were younger, I would lay them on my lap and sing this chorus while using their arms for the motions. This year, that sweet tune has echoed in my heart and
We are excited to offer the Crossings® Training online! The fee for Crossings® training is included in your agency fees unless otherwise noted on your signed fee sheet. Your caseworker will let you know if your family needs to submit payment before completing Crossings® once we receive your registration. Please complete the form below for
Location: Columbus, GA Responsible for: Receptionist for front area. Handle telephone calls and schedule appointments when needed for those seeking information on procedures and requirements to adopt through Lifeline. Send out literature as requested by prospective adoptive parents. Process incoming paperwork for those interested in adoption and set up file. Answer telephone, route call or
(A special thanks to the Video Production Team at Church of the Highlands for producing this video.) Lifeline is entering into a new partnership with Church of the Highlands, along with The Church at Brook Hills, to respond to the needs in our local foster care system. With the ongoing, growing need for foster homes,
Location: Charleston, SC Qualifications shall be: Master’s Level degree in Social Work. Bachelor, graduate, or clinical social work license from applicable state licensing Boards. Responsible for: Birthmother Counseling Initial contact and interview with client. Counseling clients concerning the options they have regarding adoption. Obtaining information concerning the putative father and his feelings about the situation.
Dear Families, It is our desire and goal to serve you with excellence. Please provide feedback via the links below regarding your experience with Lifeline. Not only will this help us internally, but this survey will also support our Hague Accreditation Process as well. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback and for
China Main Page China Waiting Children Maoming Kids Shared List Lifeline would like to take this opportunity to stir the hearts of many in the adoption world who are considering the adoption of an older child. Will you join us in in this challenge and spread the word? These children have been waiting a long
Lifeline of Alabama Lifeline Children’s Services: Home Office Executive Director/President of Lifeline Children’s Services: Herbie Newell 2104 Rocky Ridge Road Birmingham, AL 35216 (p) 205.967.0811 (f) 205.969.2137 (e) firstname.lastname@example.org @LifelineChild on Twitter Facebook Group Directions Additional Alabama Locations: Lifeline South Alabama: 23800 US HWY 98, Suite C Fairhope, AL 36532 Lifeline North Alabama: 2300 Memorial Parkway SW
DONATE TO (UN)ADOPTED HERE Throughout the world, there are more than 143 million children who live in orphanages, in over-crowded foster homes, or alone on the streets. In some cases, orphans are well-cared for; however, in most cases, these children are merely reminders of parenting experiences gone terribly wrong. In the best scenarios, orphanages