Navigating Grief Part 3 - Adult Adoptee Perspective

  • We are glad you joined us for part three of the grief series! Julie Scott, an adult adoptee, recently shared her testimony at Rooted in Love, Lifeline's conference for parents walking through the adoption process. Today, we listen to her share the joys and struggles of her story and how the Lord was present throughout it all. She shares how she navigated grief coming from the perspective of an adult adoptee. 
GUEST
  • Julie Scott is an adoptive mom and an adult adoptee. She was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. 
HOST
  • Herbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.
CO-HOST
  • Rick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services.
RESOURCES
  • Children across the globe are waiting for a family, and the need for families is growing. 
  • We know that finances can be a barrier to families answering the call to adopt. That’s why we are excited for the opportunity to offer a scholarship for families pursuing international adoption. 
  • Families who apply for a full international program through May 31, 2023 are eligible for a Hope Adoption Fund scholarship, starting at $1,000.  
  • See our show notes or visit http://lifelinechild.org/international-adoption/ to find more information or fill out a pre-application.  

LIFELINE CHILDREN'S SERVICES
  • 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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Creators and Guests

Herbie Newell
Host
Herbie Newell
Herbie Newell serves as the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services, holds an MBA in Accounting from Samford University and brings years of experience from his work as an independent auditor at WAKM Companies, LLC. Serving as Lifeline's Executive Director since 2003, Herbie has significantly expanded international outreach, obtained licensure in 17 states, and led the establishment of the foster care arm. A passionate advocate, he co-founded (un)adopted in 2009, focusing on equipping orphaned children with life skills for community transformation. Herbie, also the author of "Image Bearers: Shifting from Pro-birth to Pro-Life," emphasizes that being pro-life extends beyond opposing abortion, urging a broader ethic that includes fighting for racial equality and embracing every individual with the love of Christ. Herbie and his wife, Ashley, reside in Birmingham, Alabama, and are the parents to three children.
Rick Morton
Host
Rick Morton
As Senior Vice President of Engagement, Rick Morton shepherds the ministry’s outreach to individual, church, and organizational ministry partners as well as the ministry’s commitment to publishing resources that aid families and churches in discipling orphans and vulnerable children. Prior to Lifeline, Rick served for 15 years as a college and seminary professor, and he also served local churches in Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi. He is an accomplished writer and sought after speaker. Most notably, Rick is the co-author of the popular Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-centered Adoption and Orphan Care and the author of KnowOrphans: Mobilizing the Church for Global Orphanology. Rick and his lovely wife Denise have been married for over 32 years, and they have 3 children, all of whom joined their family through international adoption. God has continued to grow their family, and he now enjoys the role of “Doc” to his precious granddaughter!