The Connected Parent

Lisa Qualls, author of "The Connected Parent" shares her insight as a mother of 12 children.

Lisa Qualls, and her husband, Russ, are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. She is the creator of the One Thankful Mom website and a popular speaker at events for adoptive and foster parents. She is also the cofounder of The Connected Parent, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. Using her training as a TBRI Practioner and her Enneagram certification, Lisa coaches and encourages adoptive parents so they can find courage and hope in their journeys of loving their children well.

Journey Alumni Family Magazine arrives in mailboxes this month!
  • Do you know about our free Lifeline alumni magazine, Journey? It’s specially crafted for our alumni families and this fall’s issue focuses on pregnancy counseling and how Lifeline started. 
  • If you’re an alumni family and don’t already receive this publication, email us at to sign up, or see the show notes.  

Interested in learning more about adoption? For those seeking to adopt, we have recently produced a free eBook to help you financially prepare for the journey. Filled with tips, resources, contact information for grant organizations, and more. 

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

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.