Questions Answered Regarding New Requirements for APs

July 7, 2017 CCCWA, Lifeline, Stefanie 0 Comments

Almost as soon as the CCCWA released new eligibility requirements for adoptive parents, questions arose. Big questions, on which many families’ adoptions hung. How many children are allowed in the home? When does the clock start for one year between adoptions? What about those who already have pre-approval but do not meet the new requirements? …Read More

Returned to the Orphanage: the Children of Guangdong

May 21, 2017 Children Who Wait, Lifeline, orphan ministry, other ways to care for the orphan 0 Comments

On March 21st, I came across a post from Lifeline’s China program director that said: “Please join us in praying for the precious children who are being cared for in our Foster Center in Zhanjiang, China. Because of some new laws being implemented this year in China, we were notified very unexpectedly last night that …Read More

Love Stories: A Second Chance

April 24, 2017 April 2017 Feature - Love Stories, foster care, Lifeline, orphan ministry, other ways to care for the orphan 2 Comments

We are so quick to fill in the blanks, aren’t we? We get one part of a story, and we use our imagination to complete the rest. But it’s too simplistic to do that with the care of orphaned children halfway around the world… to see an image and create a tragic narrative, hear a …Read More

Q & A with the Four Agencies in the FSL Program

August 19, 2016 Agencies, Carrie, CCAI, former shared list program, Gladney, Holt, Lifeline, shared list 0 Comments

With the new Former Shared List (FSL) program unrolled, many people within the Chinese adoption community have questions about what it means for future placements. Over the last three weeks, we’ve looked at these changes from a few different perspectives. First we interviewed Martha Osborne, the founder of RainbowKids, the advocacy site which will host …Read More

Thoughts on the Former Shared List Program

August 12, 2016 Advocacy, Agencies, Carrie, CCAI, former shared list program, Gladney, Holt, Lifeline, referral, shared list, special focus 2 Comments

CCCWA has always shown a willingness to try new programs and methods in order to give more children a chance to be adopted. Through the years, many different aspects of the program have changed – sometimes quite suddenly – which initially can cause confusion and anxiety. But with time, agencies and families have adapted to …Read More

RainbowKids, Martha Osborne and the Shared List

August 6, 2016 Advocacy, CCAI, Gladney, Holt, Lifeline, RainbowKids, referral, shared list, special focus, Stefanie 0 Comments

We recently had an opportunity to talk with Martha Osborne, founder of RainbowKids, and ask her some questions about RainbowKids, the recent changes in the Shared List and the impact of those changes on China’s special needs program. ……… Q: Can you tell us more about Rainbow Kids – how did it get started? Our …Read More

Beyond Adoption: Lifeline’s (un)adopted Foster Home

December 14, 2015 Beyond Adoption, December 2015 Feature - Beyond Adoption, Lifeline, orphan ministry, other ways to care for the orphan 0 Comments

In July 2014 thirteen precious children were moved from an orphanage in southern China to a new foster center called City of Grace, opened by Lifeline Children’s Service (un)adopted ministry. This new safe haven became a place where nannies greeted the children with open arms and welcomed these children worthy of love. Over the course …Read More

Southern Hospitality 2014 is underway

October 22, 2014 Advocacy, Lifeline 0 Comments

  From Lifeline’s website: Our goal in this endeavor is to shower these children with love, introduce them to the culture of the southern United States, and provide them with some unique experiences. This event is also an important element in our on-going development of our orphanage partnerships in China. Through our partnership orphanages we …Read More

one-of-a-kind opportunity through Lifeline

August 25, 2014 adoption situations, Lifeline 0 Comments

From Lifeline: Lifeline Children’s Services is excited to announce that we will be hosting twelve children from Kunming City, China as part of our first ever hosting program! The hosting program, “Southern Hospitality 2014”, will be held in Hattiesburg, MS on October 12-26, 2014. We are inviting families to join us in Hattiesburg to help …Read More

Find My Family: Dennis

July 6, 2014 boys, Family Found, Lifeline 0 Comments

Update: My Family has found me! Dennis is a sweet 1 year old, designated as special focus with Lifeline Children’s Services through an orphanage partnership. His special need is Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Dennis is a curious little guy with a precious personality!! He is a tiny little peanut with the most amazing smile! Dennis is described …Read More

Aging Out Child: Pamela

July 4, 2014 Advocacy, Family Found, girls, Lifeline 0 Comments

Pamela is 13 years old, listed as special focus with postoperative cleft lip and cleft palate repair, blood WBC slightly elevated higher; and otherwise healthy. She is designated to Lifeline Children’s Services. Pamela is said to be a clever, active, and outgoing child, who likes outdoor activity, games, and watching TV. She is helpful to …Read More

Lifeline waiting kids: Love Manor

April 17, 2013 Lifeline 0 Comments

The following children are on Lifeline’s Love Manor list and can only be viewed on Lifeline’s website. For more information and to see these precious kiddos, visit their Love Manor page or email Logan Gibbons at logan.gibbons@lifelinechild.org. Tallan – male, age 2, blood disorder. Tallan is a very curious and cute little boy. He can …Read More

Lifeline's current list

March 30, 2009 Lifeline, private lists 0 Comments

Lifeline’s current list, with many new children, has just been posted over on the Children Who Wait page. Lifeline has 30 little ones on their list, contact karla@lifelineadoption.org if you’d like any more info 🙂

Lizzie

February 19, 2009 amniotic band syndrome, clubfoot, Family Stories, Lifeline, limb difference, missing fingers/toes 0 Comments

By Anne, mom to Lizzie from China with clubfoot and a limb difference We had talked about adoption for many years and had actually started the process for a non special needs, infant girl from Korea when we found out we were pregnant with our fourth child (first girl). We were thrilled about our first …Read More

News from Lifeline re: switching agencies

February 17, 2009 Agencies, CCAA, Lifeline 0 Comments

New Information Regarding Switching Agencies February, 2009 Families, We have been reading all the new posts regarding switching agencies. This is an exciting opportunity for families to unite more quickly with their children. With this information we want all of you to know that Lifeline Children’s Services is prepared and willing to help families who …Read More

Tessa

January 22, 2009 anorectal malformation, Family Stories, imperforate anus, Lifeline 0 Comments

By Diane, mom to Tessa from China with imperforate anus In October 2005, we were in the midst of our adoption paperwork for our daughter Tessa. We were with one agency, but I continued to check the special needs lists of other agencies. We knew that God had called us to a special needs adoption, …Read More

Grace

October 20, 2008 Family Stories, HepB+, Infectious, Lifeline 0 Comments

by Lisa, mom to Grace from China who is HepB+ My goodness. Where to begin. My husband and I were perfectly content with our life and the way our average sized family filled out our average sized home and average sized vehicle….life was sort of just bouncing along and then, there in my contented state, …Read More

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