Let us partner with you to help further the gospel to the vulnerable.

James 1:27 is clear in its call for the believer to care for the orphaned and vulnerable child. 

We know that as Christians, we have all been adopted by our Heavenly Father. Adoption is a beautiful picture of the gospel on earth that points us back toward Christ. In Psalm 68, David tells us that God sets the lonely in families. We want the children we serve to have forever families, but more than that, we want them to know the truth of the gospel. 

Our focus remains on an eternity with Christ for the child and the parent, and we believe a gospel-centered family is an amazing window to their salvation. Our desire is to come alongside Christian missional families with resources they will need to find and nurture their children, as they become disciples who make disciples.

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A few ways Lifeline serves Alabama and Alabama Churches
Foster Care

Lifeline’s hope is that the Body of Christ would be the hands and feet of Jesus to children in foster care, their birth families, and other professionals that serve them. We provide both pre- and post-licensure training to foster families. Lifeline also offers training for local churches to equip the Body of Christ to care for these children and families.

Church Initiatives

Use these church-centered initiatives to make an eternal impact in the lives of the vulnerable. Built for your church body, young and old, these initiatives will help bring the needs of the orphan to light in your church.

International Adoption Help

If you sense God’s leading to grow your family through international adoption, we encourage you to pre-apply today or schedule a call with one of our adoption specialists.

Domestic Adoption Help

We’re committed to discipling, encouraging, and supporting couples through the adoption process. We educate, equip, and pray for you at every step. If you’re interested in moving forward in domestic adoption, we invite you to complete a pre-application. This form will allow you to attend an upcoming domestic adoption webinar. In the webinar you’ll find tons of information and find answers to many of your questions on topics like: home studies, finances, fees, timelines, birth mother relationships, and more. After attending the webinar, you will have the opportunity to complete an application into the domestic adoption program.


Nurture. Heal. Grow. Lifeline’s Education & Counseling team believes families are God’s designed place for nurturing and facilitating health in children so they can flourish. We exist to support adoptive families, foster families, and others with cutting-edge techniques filtered through a biblical worldview. We seek to strengthen families and, in turn, influence a child’s environment. This work is not just for a season — our goal is to empower and support a family over a lifetime — from placement, to post-placement, to permanency.


Does your child struggle with working memory, visual or auditory processing, social skills, attention, critical thinking, or communicating ideas? Lifeline sees how many schools create a standardized approach to learning, and that might not be the best fit for your child from hard places. As you try to help your child reach their educational potential, you may be feeling frustrated, and at times, hopeless. But there is hope! We not only serve the God of hope, but our God has allowed science in a 21st Century approach to help us know that our brains can change.

Global Orphan Care

While adoption is a beautiful response to God’s command to care for the fatherless, the large majority of children considered orphans will never be adopted. Various factors like age, special needs, and life and country circumstances often cause children to remain vulnerable. These children face vulnerability to sexual exploitation, drug abuse, and slavery. Many end up unprepared for adulthood and have no knowledge of a Heavenly Father who loves them.

Engage Your Church

The Church is “Plan A” for glorifying God, making disciples, and spreading His name to the nations, and there are many ways that, as Christ’s Bride, the Church accomplishes this mission. Throughout the narrative of Scripture, God has consistently commanded His people to care for the vulnerable as a way of demonstrating His character and His gospel to the world. We believe that every Christ-follower has a role to care for orphans, widows, and the defenseless as an avenue to proclaim the gospel.

Pregnant? Considering Adoption?

We’ll help you explore your options with a goal of balance in what’s best for you and your child. Several qualities make us a unique option for expectant moms like you.

  • Personal advocate who represents your interests, not those of the adoptive family.
  • Freedom to consider all your pregnancy options.
  • Decision making at your own pace.
  • Adoptive families who are committed and prepared to honor you.
  • “You first” approach to adoption planning.
  • We exist to provide you with hope and peace through all-inclusive adoption care.
  • We believe you are not giving up your baby, but making a loving plan.

Join our Team!


Alabama Facilities Logistics Manager

:: Birmingham, AL :: Manage and coordinate logistics of 200 Missionary Ridge. Oversees space reservation and set up, assist with tenant requests, oversees building inventory, assists with maintenance and improvement, and oversee vehicle maintenance and needs.  

Alabama Executive Assistant

:: Birmingham, AL :: Works closely with the Vice-President of Domestic Services in program development, team collaboration, and project management, while coordinating scheduling, travel, and the Vice-President’s other needs.

Alabama Controller

:: Birmingham, AL :: Facilitates ministry accountability and sound financial decision-making by assisting with establishment of, monitoring, and enforcement of financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems.

Alabama Building Custodian

:: Birmingham, AL :: Responsible for assisting with activities and responsibility for the cleaning and sanitation of the building and offices. Duties include resolving custodial concerns for tenants, reporting repair concerns, and taking inventory of supplies.  

International Program Administrative Assistant

:: Birmingham, AL :: Provides administrative support to the International team.

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Foster Care Training: First Baptist Montgomery

First Baptist Montgomery Orientation: Wednesday, January 10 6-7:30 PM First Class: January 24th 6-9 PM There will be a spring break on March 27th and class will conclude April 3rd.

Lifeline Preview Day

Lifeline Preview Day Friday, October 13, 2023 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. Tour Lifeline’s building, called The Ridge, hear about our programs, and meet our team! Open to students, advisors,

R(un) for One 5K

Started in 2011, the R(un) for One 5K is a family-friendly annual event where Lifeline Children’s Services’ alumni families, friends, advocates, and community partners gather together to raise awareness and

Dallas, NC – Families Count Church Training Registration

Date: October 21st (4:30pm-9pm) October 22nd (8am-4:30pm) Location: Venture Church800 East Main Street Dallas, NC 28054 Cost: $0 per person Note: For additional questions about this training, please contact [email protected]

North Alabama- Share the Story

The Rock Family Worship Center 3401 Holmes Ave NW, Huntsville, AL 35816 Doors open: 6:00pm Program & Dinner: 6:30pm Join us for a beautiful night of stories of how God

Birmingham, AL- Share the Story

Thursday, October 19 – The Club, Inc. The Share the Story banquet highlights and showcases stories of lifechange in our ministry. With over 500 in attendance this is a highly

Foster Care Training: Oak Mountain Presbyterian

This class is open to Jefferson, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, Blount, and Talladega County families. Orientation: Thursday, September 14, 6-7 PM First Class: September 28, 6-9 PM. and will continue

Foster Care Training: North Highlands Baptist Church

North Highlands Baptist Church Orientation: Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 6-8 PM First Class: Tuesday, March 5, 6-9 PM There will be a spring break on March 26 and class will

Families Count Church Training Registration- Birmingham, AL

September 28 @ 8:30am – 4pm September 29 @ 9am – 4pm Note: For additional questions about this training, please contact [email protected]

Foster Care Training: The Church at Brook Hills

This class is open to Jefferson, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, Blount, and Talladega County families. Orientation: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 6-8 PM First Class: Wednesday, March 6, 6-9 PM There

Foster Care Training: Asbury Church

North Alabama’s Fall TIPS classes. Madison, Morgan, and Limestone families Orientation: Tuesday, August 29th, 6-7:30 PM First Class: September 12th, 2023, 6-9 PM, and will continue for 10 consecutive weeks.

Foster Care Training: Northpark Baptist Church

This class is open to Jefferson, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, Blount, and Talladega County families. Orientation: Tuesday, August 22nd, 6-8 PM First Class: September 5th, 2023, 6-9 PM, and will

Foster Care Training: Homewood Church of Christ

This class is open to Jefferson, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, Blount, and Talladega County families. Orientation: February 6th, 6-8 PM First Class: February 20th, 6-9 PM, and will continue for

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Office Locations

North Alabama Office

3401 Holmes Avenue NW Huntsville, AL 35805 205-967-0811

Birmingham Office

200 Missionary Ridge Birmingham, AL 35242 205-967-0811

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