China Adoptions through a Pandemic

Karla Thrasher is the Director of International Adoption at Lifeline. She has a degree in social work from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She and her husband Jamie have three precious children, Michael, Mary Allison, and Lucy. She began working with Lifeline in 2001. She works with the international program as a crucial liaison and help for prospective parents. She serves the China program as our stateside liaison working with Lifeline’s expanding Special Needs Program, travel, and families seeking to expand their families through China adoption. “I sincerely enjoy watching our program grow and seeing families some together as a part of God’s perfect plan.” She also serves on Lifeline’s Post Adoption Team and is a TBRI Practitioner. Sara Wilson is the program manager for China. She joined Lifeline in May of 2019 and is originally from Florence, Alabama. She serves as a social worker on the China Team. Sara attended the University of North Alabama and received her Bachelor’s in social work. She also went to the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and received a Master of Arts degree in Church and Community Ministries. She just finished her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama. Her sweet parents live in Florence, Alabama where she grew up, and her younger brother is a college student in Montgomery, Alabama. Sara loves to read, canoe or kayak, find cool things in antique shops and thrift stores, watch soccer, and cheer for the Saints and Pelicans! Her 3 simple joys are reading a book (one for fun, not for school!), iced vanilla lattes, and watching documentaries! “My favorite thing about working at Lifeline is the way that I get to see James 1:27 lived out every day!”

Herbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.

LIFELINE CHILDREN’S SERVICESThe mission of Lifeline Children’s Services is to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. Our vision is for vulnerable children and their communities to be transformed by the gospel and to make disciples.