We are thrilled you are so eager to begin the ministry of foster care. It is a joy to know you desire to affect so many vulnerable children and their birth families. We are honored you have chosen Lifeline to help you reach this goal of fostering.

When we enter into a relationship with you, we are here to support, pray over, encourage, and equip during each phase of your journey.

As God has called you to this ministry, we want to be your full-service, ongoing partner to enable you to fulfill His calling.

Timeline for Alabama Foster Care Licensure

1.Orientation

Join an orientation class to learn more about foster care. Get started today by scrolling to the bottom of the page to view upcoming orientation classes at a church near you.

2.Meetings

Take part in a 10-week course on foster care.

3.Minimum of 2 Home Study Visits

You’ll receive one home study visit during the TIPS class and one at the end.

4.Portfolio Sent to DHR for Licensing

Once TIPS training and your home study process are complete, we will submit your file to DHR for licensure.

5.Begin Receiving Placements

After you are approved from the state, the next step is to wait until you are placed with a child who needs your care and love of Christ.

More Resources

Download State Standards

This packet will provide you with all you need to know about the foster home standards in the state of Alabama.

download standards
Licensure Overview

Click the link below to find out more about what it will take to be licensed in your state.

see overview
Training Courses

Sign up for our training course designed to teach you all you need to know to effectively become a foster parent.

sign up

Orientation Meeting Locations & Times

Summit Crossing Community Church

This class is open to Madison, Morgan and Limestone County families. Orientation: Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 6:00-8:00 pm First Class: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, and will continue for 10 weeks. Class will conclude on March 15th. Summit Crossing Community Church 7200 Governors…

First Baptist Tuscaloosa

This class is open to Shelby, Jefferson, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, Chilton, Morgan, Cullman, and Blount County families. Orientation: Thursday, September 2, 2021, 6:00-8:00 pm First Class: Thursday, September 16, 2021, and will continue for 10 weeks. First Baptist Church 721 Greensboro…

Church at Brook Hills

This class is open to Shelby, Jefferson, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, Chilton, Morgan, Cullman, and Blount County families. Orientation: Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 6:00-8:00 pm First Class: Wednesday, September 15, 2021, and will continue for 10 weeks. Church at Brook Hills 3145…

NorthPark Baptist Church

This class is open to Shelby, Jefferson, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, Chilton, Morgan, Cullman, and Blount County families. Orientation: Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 6:00-8:00 pm First Class: Tuesday, September 7, 2021, and will continue for 10 weeks. NorthPark Baptist Church 5700 Deerfoot…

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