Lifeline Children’s Services provides a hope and future through the gospel to vulnerable children and families by discipling, engaging, and equipping the Church. Our approach to orphan care allows us to holistically care for the vulnerable around the world through adoption, pregnancy counseling, foster care training, and support for indigenous international churches to care for those who will never be adopted. In the United States, we also partner with churches to lead biblically-based parenting classes for families separated by foster care, with the goal of reunification and family preservation. Through each of these avenues, our hope is to see more vulnerable children and their communities transformed by the gospel and inspired to make disciples of all nations.
With a clear command from James 1:27 to care for the fatherless, Lifeline Children’s Services seeks to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children.
This mission plays out in several ways, one of which is preparing and training gospel-minded families to come alongside children in foster care. Lifeline’s Children Services provides resources like Bridge Educational Services (designed to help families see a child’s individual educational needs and meet those needs); Parent Coaching (personalized sessions for any parent who needs additional insight into their child’s behavior); and Continuing Education courses (for foster parents to build on the training they’ve already received). Finally, through Families Count, which qualifies as a court-mandated parenting class, Lifeline helps the local Body of Christ share the gospel with broken families in the foster care system as they move toward family reunification.