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Lifeline Children’s Services Responds to New Lancet Report On Vulnerable Children

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The peer-reviewed medical journal, The Lancet, released a report on the impact of children who had lost a parent or caretaker due to COVID-19. The study revealed that 5.2  million children have been orphaned since the start of the…

Hosting for Lasting Impact

Near the end of 2018, a teenage boy named Andrés traveled to the U.S. as part of a Colombia hosting program with Lifeline. Andrés was placed with a kind hosting family, the Veazeys. They were able to incorporate Andrés into their everyday…

How Many Orphans Are There?

Rick Morton, author of Know Orphans: Mobilizing the Church for Global Orphanology and Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline explains how to understand the number and definition of orphans in the world today.  Statistics most recently quoted by those inside and outside the orphan care community is that…

National Adoption Month — A Biological Sibling’s Perspective on Adoption

By Jenny Riddle On the November 11, 2020 episode of The Defender Podcast, Herbie Newell talked with Boyd Christenberry, son of Kim and Bill Christenberry. Boyd gave his perspective on adoption as a biological child whose family was completed through adoption. Completion,…

International Adoption Through a Pandemic

By Jenny Riddle International adoption is always filled with the unexpected. Surprises, detours, and bumps in the road are all quite normal and expected. A global pandemic, however, has far exceeded the usual unexpected. Families whose bags were packed to bring their…

As You’re Considering Adoption

By Neisha Roberts Our friends at Show Hope say it well: “Not everyone is called to adopt, but everyone is called to do something.” Maybe you’re at the point where you’ve prayed earnestly about adoption and felt the Holy Spirit’s urging to…

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