Establishes initial contact with prospective adoptive families for the International Adoption program. Work with prospective adoptive families in processing international adoption.
- Master’s Degree
Potential Adoptive Families
- To be a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ to co-workers, clients and ministry partners
- Help recruit prospective adoptive families.
- Counseling clients/families on the nature of adoption.
- Working with prospective adoptive couples throughout the adoption process, including fielding questions, following up with phone calls, and completing all applicable paperwork and communication necessary to prepare the family.
- Conducting post-placement visits after the child is placed with the family.
- Conducting prospective adoptive family home assessments which includes:
- Conducting 4-5 home study interviews, including at least 1 home visit and 1 visit with each spouse separately.
- Ensuring all paperwork and documentation complies with international country standards as applicable.
- Seeing that all information needed to complete the adoption record is completed and in the file prior to finalizing the home study.
Adoption Awareness & Community Contacts
- Pursue opportunities to speak in churches, community clubs, and other organizations about the Biblical alternative of adoption and the success of Lifeline and encourage support, financial and otherwise, of the ministry.
- Conduct informational meetings about Lifeline’s adoption programs and ministry throughout surrounding towns.
- Build upon existing and historical relationships with crisis pregnancy centers, Churches, and organizations.
- Educate crisis pregnancy center directors, staff and volunteers on the services offered by Lifeline Children’s Services for adoption-minded birthmothers. Foster goodwill between the ministries, emphasizing teamwork in a common goal to reach birthmothers with the truth of Christ and abortion.
- Help with marketing initiatives to promote Lifeline’s ministry.
- Assisting in agency-related events and fundraisers.
- Promoting Lifeline Children’s Services around the community.
- Pursue relationships with electronic and print media and encourage favorable coverage of adoption issues and ministry profiles.
Secondary Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provide the framework and supervision required to prepare for licensing reviews.
- Representing the Agency in a professional manner in and away from the office.
- Maintaining good relationships with co-workers, including solving all disputes in a Biblically prescribed fashion.
- Professional Environment
- Travel would include family visits and home assessments in order to complete the Home Study