Embracing Courage: Honoring Birth Mother’s Day

In this episode of the Defender podcast, we honor Birth Mother’s Day. Dr. Rick Morton welcome listeners into a special conversation featuring one of Lifeline’s Pregnancy Counselors, Lauren Eddie, along with two remarkable birth mothers. Together, they discuss the significance of Birth Mother’s Day, sharing personal insights, emotions, and reflections on the courageous decision these two women made to choose adoption. Join us as we celebrate their love, strength, and the profound impact of their choices.


Lauren Eddie joined the Lifeline team in January of 2018, where she serves as Pregnancy Counselor Supervisor. Hailing originally from New Orleans, LA, she pursued her undergraduate studies in social work at Mississippi College before furthering her education at The University of Alabama for graduate school. Lauren’s views her work as both a calling and a ministry, relishing the opportunity to express love and care for clients, inspired by the love of Christ. 

Brooke and Amanda are two birth mothers who embarked on their pregnancy and adoption placement journey with Lifeline by their side.


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


Dr. Rick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children’s Services.


Birth mothers are some of the most brave and selfless women we will ever meet. We want to surround these women with holistic care when they enter our doors. The Well is an fund that helps meet the physical needs of women in unexpected pregnancies. It allows our pregnancy counselors to not only walk with women through their pregnancy but to also help them cover rent, utilities, medical costs, food, transportation, and many other needs throughout their pregnancy, hospital stay, and after.  When we care for and meet physical needs, we also have opportunities to share about Christ and the hope and freedom of His gospel. Give to The Well fund, and help us care fully for women we serve. 

Pregnant? Considering Adoption? Lifeline Pregnancy Counseling offers free, confidential, and no-pressure services to help YOU decide if adoption is right for you and your baby.


The 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. 


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