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 CDT
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 CDT

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 CDT
First Class: Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and will continue for 10 weeks.
Classes will be from 6:00-9:00 pm CDT

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, 6:00-8:00pm CDT
First Class: Thursday, January 23, 2020, and will continue for 10 weeks except for spring break, 3/26/2020.
Classes will be from 6:00-9:00pm CDT

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 CDT
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

South Carolina

Webinar
December 3, 2019, | 12:00-1:30pm
Join us for a foster care orientation webinar! This orientation is a requirement to attend a foster care training class. Speakers: Kaitlyn Cobb – SC Foster Care Social Worker; Cathy Leeke – SC State Director

Register Online


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.)