Thanks to our awesome Jefferson County Probate Judge, Sherri Friday, for helping this great family see their adoption dreams come true.
In case you’re wondering … she’s the one in the middle, playing with the baby like a sweet grandma … but not that old.
A long adoption journey recently came to an end for this lovely family. From another lens, their journey is just beginning!
The Adoption Law Firm is Back in Full Swing!
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After a hiatus of full-time work with one of the country’s top orphan-care groups, Sam McLure has resumed is focus on advocating for abused and vulnerable children with The Adoption Law Firm.
Congratulations to these new adoptive families!
The McLure’s recently moved to the Birmingham-metro area. They love their neighborhood, church family, and the Birmingham community.
This Monday, April 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lifeline will be presenting a webinar entitled “Entering Into Suffering: A Look at Suffering With and on Behalf of Children.”
Here is a description of this webinar from Lifeline’s event page:
During this webinar, Whitney White will discuss Biblical principles about suffering and how these Biblical truths relate to our calling to care for orphans and vulnerable children. We will explore what “entering into suffering” oftentimes looks like in the world of adoption and foster care. Although it may be one of the greatest challenges of a person’s life, entering into suffering with children and on behalf of children who have experienced tremendous amounts of pain can be an incredible God glorifying act of obedience. Join this webinar to hear how God uses the act of suffering for the sake of someone else to bring about healing and transformation in the lives of His people and children.
Please register for the webinar here.
Together for Adoption is partnering with Northland Camp & Conference Center this year for a family retreat with an adoption focus. The goal of this conference, which will be held June 22-27, is to provide adoptive families with refreshment and encouragement.
Sign up here, and enter the code “T4A” for a 15% registration discount!
Learn more about this adoption-focused family retreat.
From the Northland Camp & Conference Center website:
Adoption is one way that Christians have tried to be faithful to their duty of caring for orphans, and it is a practice that reflects how God has embraced and adopted Christians through faith in Christ (Rom 8:15 and Gal 4:5). Adoption is a wonderful thing, and yet families who have adopted also face unique challenges. At Northland’s new Adoption-Focused Family Retreat, such families will be encouraged by two speakers who themselves live with the joys and challenges of adoption. It is our desire for this retreat to be a time of renewal and refreshment through spending time in God’s Word, getting questions answered, fellowshipping with families in similar situations, and joining together in Christ-centered worship.In addition to teaching for the whole family, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take part in our many activities. Whether you’ve already adopted, are in the midst of the process, or are simply considering adoption, this Family Retreat is for you!
Tomorrow, April 22, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. CST, APAC will be hosting a webinar on Mitigating the Effects of Sexual Abuse.
From the event page:
This webinar will take a closer at how to effectively minimize the effects of sexual trauma across the life cycle. It will differentiate between past vs. current response to child sexual abuse cases, discuss current evidence-based practices in both treatment and prevention of child sexual abuse, and explore strategies that parents and professionals can take every day to ameliorate the effects of abuse and trauma.
Please register here for this event. CEUs are available for adoptive parents, foster parents, social workers, and counselors.
Have you ever considered adoption? If so, you probably have a lot of questions – the adoption process is complex, both legally and emotionally. Please join us at our law firm as founding adoption attorney Sam McLure answers some of the most common questions, as well as your specific questions. We hope to see you there!