Fostering Love, Adopting Joy

There are approximately 500,000 children in the foster care system and COVID-19 has added problems to an already overburdened institution. Many sibling groups are separated and adopted individually. Other children have bounced from one foster home to another. Still more languish in foster care until they become 18 and age out of the system, ill-prepared for what lays ahead. Now more than ever we should prayerfully consider becoming involved in foster care or adoption – there are a variety of possibilities! The Lord may even be leading you to become an adoptive parent. Please check out these resources and consider how you might be a game-changer in the lives of these children.

RESOURCES

National Foster Care & Adoption Directory

The National Foster Care & Adoption Directory offers contact information for State child welfare officials, programs, organizations, and services with a focus on foster care, permanency, and adoption.

Search our directory to find foster care and adoption agencies, support groups, training- and youth-specific associations, State offices, and State-sponsored information lines

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Christian Alliance for Orphans

CAFO unites more than 200 respected organizations and over 720 church members. We labor together in shared initiatives that inspire and equip Christians for effective orphan care, family preservation, adoption and foster care. We work to see the local church in every nation known as the primary answer for the needs of vulnerable children in their midst.

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Accompanying Expectant Mothers Considering Adoption

The site linked below  lists suggestions from a mother who had the compassion to give up her child for adoption. May we show others God’s tender loving care through faith strengthened by prayer and lived out in love.

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Creative Ways to Assist Foster Care and Adoption

You don’t have to work in child welfare or be a parent to help children in foster care. There are lots of ways to put your valuable abilities to work for raising awareness and advocating on behalf of waiting children.

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National Adoption Day

 This year National Adoption day is November 21, 2020. National Adoption Day is a collective effort to raise awareness of the more than 120,000 children waiting to be adopted from foster care in the United States.

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PLAN for her

PLAN (The Pregnancy and Life Assistance Network) facilitates collaboration between assistance programs and their communities in order to empower women and families through comprehensive medical, social, and material support.  Linked below is a resource list for Natioinal Adoption Month and Orphan Sunday.

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Kentucky RISE

Find programs and resources for those in  Kentucky foster care who are 18 yrs & older.

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Is Fostering in Your Future?

Many times, siblings are fostered and later adopted separate of each other. A family opened their hearts and accepted five children. Please consider opening your hearts to fostering.

Grandma the Foster Parent

Under this “Grandma’s” roof, kids learned to deal with serious issues.  Through her care they were able to overcome obstacles and become healthy adults. Please listen to her story with an open heart.  Perhaps God is calling you to help too?

Kentucky RISE

Aging out of foster care can be scary.  Kentucky is providing help to these young adults.

The Kids Need You

Foster care workers are always trying to find the best fit for the children in their care.  They don’t currently have enough choices. The kids need you.

Many Ways to Help

Would you like to support foster care but don’t feel called to be a foster parent?  We have good news!  There are many ways you can put your talents to work.

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Distraught Child Finds Safe Place

Since November is National Adoption Month, all this week my daily radio commentaries, Life Issues, address the blessings of foster care and adoption.

Don’t feel led to adopt a child? No problem. You’ll be amazed at all of the ways you can help make a huge difference in the life of a child by simply using the talents and passions God gave you.

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