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Opening Hearts and Homes: A Journey into Foster Care with Makyna and Matthew Hart

In this episode of The Defender Podcast, we are joined by foster parents Matthew and Makyna Hart. They share their heartfelt journey of opening their hearts and home t...

Mothering with Scarlet Hiltibidal

In this special re-aired episode of The Defender Podcast, we delve into the depths of motherhood with Scarlet Hiltibidal, an international adoptive mom. As we approach...

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 Pregnan...

Pathways to Healing: Integrating Therapeutic Approaches

In this episode of "The Defender Podcast," we explore the synergy of therapeutic integration. Lifeline's very own, Angela Mains, talks with host Dr. Rick Morton to unc...

Defending the Vulnerable: Child Abuse Prevention with Julie Lowe

In this episode of the Defender Podcast, hosts Herbie Newell and Rick Morton engage in a discussion on Child Abuse Prevention with guest Julie Lowe, a highly experienc...

Camp Empower: Lifeline's Therapeutic Trauma-Informed Day Camp

In this episode, host Rick Morton is joined by Ann Maura Hinton to delve into the transformative power of Camp Empower, Lifeline's trauma-informed day camp designed to...

Playful Pathways: Nurturing Growth and Hope

In this episode of the Defender Podcast, host Rick Morton delves into the transformative power of play in parenting with guest, Ann Maura Hinton. They explore how play...

Holy Week Reflections

In this special Easter episode of The Defender Podcast, Herbie Newell and Dr. Rick Morton reflect on the significance of Holy Week amidst their own family traditions a...

Celebrating Social Work Month: Lifeline's Unsung Heroes

Join hosts Herbie Newell and Dr. Rick Morton in this special episode of The Defender Podcast as they express gratitude to the unsung heroes of Lifeline Children's Serv...

Honoring our Global Partner on International Women's Day

The latest episode of the Defender podcast delves into the celebration of International Women's Day by highlighting the work of Global Orphan Care Partner in Pakistan....

Global Partners in Life

In this episode of the Defender Podcast, join us in an inspiring conversation with Beau Sides, the founder and president of Global Partners In Life, a non-profit organ...

Gender & Sexuality in Today's Culture

In today's episode of The Defender podcast, we sit down with Rev. Zach Coffin, whose incredible journey began with a miraculous encounter with God at the age of 5 when...

Hope for the Journey

In our latest episode of The Defender Podcast, we welcome Justin Myers, the Director of Programs at Show Hope discussing the Hope for the Journey Conference. Justin pa...

Love, Marriage, and Family: A Biblical Perspective for Stronger Homes

In this insightful episode, Herbie Newell and Dr. Rick Morton explore the significance of Valentine's Day through the lens of Christian values, emphasizing the importa...

Finding Strength in Our Call

Join Dr. Rick and Kara Clark in this follow-up episode as they expand on the "Coping with Emotional Exhaustion" episode from last year. They delve into the intersectio...

The Landscape of International Adoption in 2024

In this episode, Lifeline's very own Karla Thrasher and Jana Lombardo join the podcast to talk about the landscape of international adoption. Listen in as they reflect...

Overcoming Winter Blues

In today's episode we are joined by Lynn Becket, a seasoned professional with a background in social work and extensive experience in foster care and adoption. Listen ...

Journey of Healing: A Pregnancy Counselor's Path Through Abortion

In today's episode of the Defender podcast, Dr. Rick Morton engages in a deeply moving conversation with Alexis Morris, a pregnancy counselor at Lifeline Children's Se...

Chelsea Sobolik Update and New Book

In 2023 Chelsea Sobolik shared of her family's adoption journey. Now home from India, she joins today sharing the exciting changes that have happened since last year. ...

Best of 2023: Chelsea Sobolik and Adoption's Impact on her Life

For the first episode of 2024, we are taking a look back at one of our most-listened to episodes of 2023. Chelsea Patterson Sobolik joins the podcast today to talk abo...

Best of 2023: The Power of Play

As we approach the end of 2023, we are sharing one the most popular episodes this year. Ann Maura Hinton, Program Director of Bridge Educational Services at Lifeline, ...

The Gift of Advent

Today on the podcast, we have a special holiday episode! Herbie and Dr. Rick reflect on the goodness and grace bestowed upon us by the Lord throughout the year. Christ...

The Vest Family: How a tragic event brought understanding and perspective

Today on the podcast, we are joining you with a special story from our annual fundraising event in Birmingham, Alabama. The Vest family shared not only of their intern...

The Anderson Family's Unforgettable Adoption Journey – Part Two

Today on the podcast, Kenny and Kristen Anderson join us again with an update on their adoption. In August, we talked with the Andersons as they were about to head to ...

Surviving the Holidays: Part Two

Today, Angela Mains joins the Defender Podcast to talk through practical tips for helping your child successfully navigate the dysregulation of the holidays. The holid...

Surviving the Holidays: Part One

Today, Angela Mains joins the Defender Podcast to talk through surviving the holidays with children who come from hard places. We know when parents can stay grounded, ...

An adoption story...ten kids later and seven brought home through adoption

Today on the podcast, Pastor Chris Johnson and his wife, Alicia Johnson, join the podcast to share their adoption story. They have ten children and adopted seven of th...

Zac Rowe from Gateway Church - From Pain to a Purpose

Today on the podcast, Zac Rowe joins to talk about his personal connection to adoption and the work the church he helps lead, Gateway Church, is doing for adoption. GU...

Justice for Orphans - Sandra Flach

Today on the podcast, Sandra Flach joins to talk about Justice for Orphans, the nonprofit she founded. GUESTSandra Flach founded Justice for Orphans, a nonprofit minis...

A Conversation with Todd Unzicker

Today on the podcast, Todd Unzicker, Executive Director of North Carolina Baptist Convention, talks about the church pressing in and caring for orphans and vulnerable ...