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Lifeline Adoption Agency Opens Office In Huntsville

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - There's a new resource for families in north Alabama who want to adopt a child.  Thursday, Lifeline Children's Services opened an office in Huntsville.

Many north Alabama families have adopted through Lifeline, but drove to Birmingham for their services.  A year ago, The Rock Family Worship Center invited Lifeline to come to Huntsville, and the agency started with one social worker.

Today, one year and three social workers later, the ribbon is cut at their new offices at The Rock, allowing local families to be served at home.

"We need to have as many people in the fight helping children as we can," said Herbert Newell of Lifeline Children's Services.

"There's no sense in reinventing the wheel.  This is an over 30-year-old agency that's already doing it, so I approached the board, used the analogy you're a cruise ship, I'm a fishing boat," said Leisa Nelson of The Rock.  "I just want to mop decks, just let me be on the pool deck."

Many of Lifeline's forever families attended the event on Thursday to celebrate the grand opening.