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‘Thank You’ to Our Partner Healthcare Facilities | – Foster Parents Article

We love the healthcare facilities we get to partner with through our pregnancy counseling ministry. Places like Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas, mean a lot to Lifeline Children’s Services and the way they make us aware of expectant mothers we can walk with and serve.   To say “thank you” and send some love and encouragement to the hospital’s doctors, nurses, IT staff, housekeeping, and security, Jessa Swearingen, outreach coordinator & pregnancy counselor in Kansas, delivered a package of…

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Brother, Sister Learn About Liberia Through Mission Kid; Make Art to Raise Money | – Foster Parents Article

By Neisha Roberts The Cheek family is one of many that has recently, and unexpectedly, opened its very own “private Christian school” while social distancing, as mom, Morgan, explained. Parents have dug down deep with creativity to fill the days with learning, fun, and for the Cheek family, the gospel. Morgan found Mission Kid on Lifeline Children’s Services’ website and began watching the videos with her son and daughter during “chapel.” But the impact Mission Kid made surprised even her.…

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Response to the Unexpected: Attachment | – Foster Parents Article

 The recommended and mandated safe responses to the novel coronavirus require most of us to veer out of our normal routines and schedules. Parents are working from home, and children are schooling at home. There are no play dates, lunch with friends or family, trips, or outings. Although these situations can be frustrating and overwhelming, they provide opportunities to refocus on our relationships with our children. In the busyness of our lives, we sometimes lose sight of the importance…

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Response to the Unexpected: Behaviors | – Foster Parents Article

  In Birmingham, Ala., spring is in the air (and so is coronavirus disease 2019). Our daffodils are blooming, the azaleas are budding. It is the time of year we should all be out enjoying baseball and picnics and the beginning of the longer days. Instead we are all in this most unusual and unprecedented situation. We are learning new terms like “social distancing,” “flattening the curve,” “COVID-19” and “quarantine.” Our children from hard places have difficulty with transitions on…

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5 Family Resources During Social Distancing | – Foster Parents Article

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 risk and fearful people need the hope of the gospel in their lives? While the world is taking drastic and warranted measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, Lifeline is acting to do our part. Our staff is…

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Family Activities to Celebrate Chinese New Year | – Foster Parents Article

  Download this free family activity guide containing resources to help you and your family celebrate Chinese New Year. This guide includes recipes, decorating tips, crafts, and other fun activities. Download it today and discover new traditions for your family that will spark special memories every year! This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by megan Read Full Parenting Article

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Celebrating Your Child’s Birth Country & Honoring their Birth Family at Christmas | – Foster Parents Article

CELEBRATING YOUR CHILD’S BIRTH COUNTRY AT CHRISTMAS As the holidays begin to draw near, opportunities will come to help families celebrate a child’s birth country in special ways. Acknowledging a child’s birth country can create moments of safety to discuss feelings of being adopted, their birth families, and of grief they may experience by not living in their country of origin anymore. Also, these opportunities can help develop a sense of pride in his or her birth country. When families…

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Waiting with Mary | – Foster Parents Article

Waiting on a child is hard, and I’m sure waiting on a child during the holidays will have its high and low moments.   I think back to Mary, the mother of Jesus. I’m not Mary, not even close, but I think there might have been times when she anticipated what was coming.   Imagine with me: Mary (a very pregnant Mary) traveling from Galilee to Bethlehem on a long, exhausting, and perhaps uncomfortable journey. Traveling with anticipation.   She has been waiting on this moment. She has…

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Homeschooling Children from Foster Care or Adoption | – Foster Parents Article

On the October 23rd edition of The Defender Podcast, Herbie Newell invited Sheryl Turner and Allison Sinclair to discuss how homeschooling has impacted their families, specifically regarding children who have come into their families through adoption. Sheryl is a mother to five children, three of whom became part of their family through international adoption. She is a veteran of homeschooling, and has homeschooled all of her children. Her oldest daughters have now completed high school and successfully and joyfully navigate…

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Lifeline Grows with Partnership in Louisiana | – Foster Parents Article

God is continually opening doors for His ministry through Lifeline to grow, and we are excited to share that we have been licensed to assist families in Louisiana with international adoption services! Later this fall, Lifeline will begin to serve Louisiana churches and families by providing International adoption services across the state. We are pleased to partner with the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries to provide a Christ-centered path to International adoption. In a news release to the…

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