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Moving Tips for Adoptive Families

Remember Past Loss The experience of moving to a new home, town, or state can be very challenging for children of all ages. This difficulty is particularly true if children are part of your family through international, domestic, or foster care adoptions….

Infertility, Grief, and Parenthood

Infertility, Grief, and Parenthood  By Jenny Riddle, with Traci Newell  Sitting on a stool in front of a large group of potential adoptive parents, she felt inexperienced and inadequate, but she had been asked to be part of a panel during training…

Words of Encouragement for Dads

Mark Sly serves as the (un)adopted Regional Coordinator for Africa and Eurasia. He is the father of three children and on youth ministry staff for nine years before coming to Lifeline. Parenting. Fatherhood. For Mark Sly, those two words initially wrought fear…

Building Bridges

“Education is a matter of building bridges.” Ralph Ellison Recently, one of our Bridge tutors spent some time with a fifteen-year-old girl with Down Syndrome who with tears streaming down her face, asked why she had to been born different? We have…

Post-Holiday Transitions

Children, especially those from trauma backgrounds, tend to find stability and safety in structured, predictable environments. Those two words are not typically used to describe holidays or winter breaks. Additionally, holiday breaks are short in nature, so the transitions are swift and…

Response to the Unexpected: Parenting

Although sheltering in place can bring many positive opportunities to our homes, the unpredictability and stress of the situation can caused unexpected challenges. Your child’s behavior may have regressed due to the unpredictability and stress of this new normal during the COVID-19…

5 Family Resources During Social Distancing

Posted: 03/18/2020 At Lifeline Children’s Services, we are privileged to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. And what better time to do this than in times of crisis, when the vulnerable are at an even higher…

CEU: An Overnight Family

Join us as discuss the topic of transitioning from foster care to adoption. We will emphasize the importance of support, education, and advocating as it relates to new transitions within the household. This training will also highlight the importance of seeking guidance…

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