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

Alabama’s licensing classes are called Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety (TIPS). These classes include an orientation followed by 10 weeks of class. Lifeline partners with the Department of Human Resources (DHR) to help equip families for licensure. Lifeline provides the training classes, discipleship through the home study process, and the completed home study. DHR then receives the home study portfolio, licenses the family, and follows them throughout the fostering journey. If you are interested in becoming a licensed foster parent, please plan to attend an Orientation Meeting. Your presence at this meeting is required prior to beginning the TIPS course and is a great way to decide if becoming a foster family is right for you!

 

 

FALL 2018 CLASSES

 

MOBILE, AL


We are in the process of scheduling TIPS classes for 2018. Please continue to check this page for updates! For questions & to register, call 205-967-0811.

South Carolina

South Carolina licensing classes include an orientation followed by 6 weeks of class.  If you are interested in becoming a licensed foster parent, please plan to attend an Orientation Meeting.  Your presence at this meeting is required prior to beginning the course and is a great way to decide if becoming a foster family is right for you!

 

CHARLESTON, SC

 

We are in the process of scheduling TIPS classes for 2018. Please continue to check this page for updates!

 

Foster Care Orientation Webinar (online)

Monday, October 29, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

Come join us for a foster care orientation webinar! This orientation is a requirement to attend a foster care training class.

Speakers: Kristen Robinson – SC Foster Care Social Worker; Cathy Leeke – SC State Director

 

Foster Care Orientation Webinar (online)

Thursday, December 13, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Come join us for a foster care orientation webinar! This orientation is a requirement to attend a foster care training class.

Speakers: Kristen Robinson – SC Foster Care Social Worker; Cathy Leeke – SC State Director

 

Register Here

 

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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.)