The first step to becoming a foster parent is to attend the orientation meeting prior to participating in the 6-10 week (differs by state) foster parent training course. Here you will learn more about Lifeline’s foster care program and the various requirements for licensure, including state-mandated training, the home study process, and Minimum Standards for Foster Homes. Orientation does not commit you to fostering but is a great place to simply learn more. Please register for the appropriate orientation meeting.

 

Alabama

Gardendale First Baptist Church
316 Mountain Crest Pkwy, Gardendale, AL 35071

This class is open to Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, and Blount County families.
Orientation: Sunday, January 26, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm
First Class: Tuesday, February 4, 2020, and will continue for 10 weeks on Tuesdays except for spring break, 3/24/2020.
Classes will be from 6:00-9:00 pm

There will be childcare provided for this class by the church.

 

Register here

Please contact Kimberly Williams with any questions at Kimberly.Williams@lifelinechild.org


Asbury United Methodist Church
980 Hughes Road, Madison, AL  35758

This class is open to Madison County families.
Orientation: Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm
First Class: Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and will continue for 10 weeks.
Classes will be from 6:00-9:00 pm

There will not be childcare provided for this class.

Register here

 

Please contact Laura Haymon for questions at  laura.haymon@lifelinechild.org


Homewood Church of Christ
265 W Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209

This class is open to Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, and Blount County families.
Orientation: Thursday, January 9, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm
First Class: Thursday, January 23, 2020, and will continue for 10 weeks except for spring break, 3/26/2020.
Classes will be from 6:00-9:00 pm

The church will provide a stipend to help offset the cost of childcare for families that need this resource.

Register here

Please contact Cara Loy with any questions at cara.loy@lifelinechild.org


Liberty Baptist Church
11050 Chelsea Rd, Chelsea, AL 35043

This class is open to Shelby, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, and Blount County families.
Orientation: Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 6:00-8:00pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 21, 2020, and will continue for 10 weeks except for spring break, 3/24/2020.
Classes will be from 6:00-9:00pm CDT
There will not be childcare provided for this class.

 

 

Please contact Sydney Herman with any questions at Sydney.Herman@lifelinechild.org


Altadena Valley Presbyterian Church
4660 Caldwell Mill Road, Birmingham, AL 35243

This class is open to Shelby, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, and Blount County families.
Orientation: Monday, February 3, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm
First Class: Monday, February 17, 2020, and will continue ten weeks except for spring break week, 3/23/20.
Classes will be from 6:00-9:00 pm
There will not be childcare provided for this class.

Register here

Please contact Grace Crabtree with any questions at Grace.Crabtree@lifelinechild.org


NorthPark Baptist Church
5700 Deerfoot Pkwy, Trussville, AL 35173

This class is open to Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, and Blount County families.
Orientation: Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm
First Class: Tuesday, September 15, 2020, and will continue for 10 weeks except for spring break, 3/24/2020.
Classes will be from 6:00-9:00 pm
There will not be childcare provided for this class.

Register here

Please contact Kimberly Williams with any questions at Kimberly.Williams@lifelinechild.org


Mountain Top Community Church
225 Centerview Dr, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

This class is open to Jefferson, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, and Blount County families.
Orientation: Thursday, June 4, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm CDT
First Class: Thursday, June 18, 2020, and will continue for ten weeks.
Classes will be from 6:00-9:00 pm
There will be childcare provided for this class by the church.

Register here

 

Please contact Sydney Herman with any questions at Sydney.Herman@lifelinechild.org

 


South Carolina

January 2020
Faith Assembly of God
337 Farmington Road, Summerville, SC 29483

Webinar Orientation: January 9, 2020, 12:00 pm
In Person Orientation: January 16, 2020, 12:00 pm
First Class: January 30, 2019, and will continue for 6 weeks on Thursdays from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm (Class will end March 5, 2020)
Childcare will be provided by the church.

Register Online

*Attendance at either a webinar OR in person orientation is a requirement to apply for Lifeline’s foster care licensing class. Attending orientation does not require you to participate in class. If you are interested in more information about this class, please contact Kaitlyn Cobb at Kaitlyn.Cobb@lifelinechild.org.


March 2020
Location TBD

Webinar Orientation: March 23, 2020
In Person Orientation: Location and Time TBD
Class will be held for 6 weeks, once a week for 2.5 hours a week.
Childcare will be provided by the church.

Register here

*Attendance at either a webinar OR in person orientation is a requirement to apply for Lifeline’s foster care licensing class. Attending orientation does not require you to participate in class. If you are interested in more information about this class, please contact Kaitlyn Cobb at Kaitlyn.Cobb@lifelinechild.org.


JUNE/JULY/AUGUST 2020

Proposed Location: TBD

Webinar 1 Orientation: June 29, 2020, 12:00 pm
Webinar 2 Orientation: July 27, 2020, 12:00 pm
In Person Orientation: Location and Time TBD
Class will be held for 6 weeks, once a week for 2.5 hours a week

Childcare will be provided for this class

Register Here

*Attendance at either a webinar OR in person orientation is a requirement to apply for Lifeline’s foster care licensing class. Attending orientation does not require you to participate in class. If you are interested in more information about this class, please contact Kaitlyn Cobb at Kaitlyn.Cobb@lifelinechild.org.


OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2020
Proposed Location: TBD

Webinar Orientation: October 12, 2020, 12:00 pm
In Person Orientation: Location and Time TBD
Class will be held for 6 weeks, once a week for 2.5 hours a week

Childcare will be provided for this class

Register here

*Attendance at either a webinar OR in person orientation is a requirement to apply for Lifeline’s foster care licensing class. Attending orientation does not require you to participate in class. If you are interested in more information about this class, please contact Kaitlyn Cobb at Kaitlyn.Cobb@lifelinechild.org.


Church Partners

Lifeline is excited to be partnering with churches who are providing opportunities to serve in foster care.

(A special thanks to the Video Production Team at Church of the Highlands for producing this video.)