One of Lifeline’s unique strengths is our commitment to walking with families through every phase of their adoption and foster care journey. Our teams focus on bringing God glory, while helping train and equip families with biblically-based resources. We want to help children and families thrive through each step of the process.

The adoption process does not end when you bring a child home. In many ways, the journey is just beginning as the post-placement period. Our staff is committed to helping families navigate the unique challenges that happen after a child comes home, supporting them, and guiding them toward permanency.

Parent Coaching

Parent Coaching and counseling services may be covered through DHR. The following counties in Alabama are part of this partnership: Blount, Chambers, Cullman, Elmore, Etowah, Jefferson, Madison, Morgan, St. Clair, and Tuscaloosa.

Parent Coaching is a Lifeline service available to any parent who needs additional insight into their child’s behavior. It is specifically designed for parents of children who may have experienced attachment issues and trauma in their past. Parents who have benefitted from Parent Coaching include those who may be parenting through adoption, foster care or kinship placement.

Parent Coaching sessions are 45-60 minutes in length and provide parents with proven tools and techniques to use in building additional strengths in parenting skills. The foundation of the sessions are based on the Trust-Based Relational Interventions (TBRI®) from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. Each session is tailored to the unique needs of each family and can be completed in office, by phone or web-based meeting.

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Bridge Educational Services

Does your child struggle with working memory, visual or auditory processing, social skills, attention, critical thinking, or communicating ideas? Understanding how the brain works can be challenging for any family. Combine this difficulty with educating children from vulnerable situations, and you may begin to feel frustrated and, at times, hopeless. But, there is hope. We not only serve the God of hope, but the God who has allowed science to see the brain in a new way: research has proven that the brain can change!

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