I hope you'll take a minute to look at some of these waiting children. They are in need of families. In some of these situations, it could mean the difference between life and death. Some countries do not have the medical care needed for these children. Some will be discarded after they "age out" of the system. So, if you've ever considered adoption or know someone who has, take a look at these sites. These children need FAMILIES! Not just good thoughts and prayers, but families. Someone to love them, take care of them and let them grow up the way everyone deserves. Imagine your own child not having enough food, medical treatment, no heat in his home, no mama to love him. These children are real children, with names and faces. Please consider how you are being called to care for these children. Orphan care? Adoption? Advocating? Supporting families?
I've put together a short list of agencies. (Reece's Rainbow is an advocacy group, not an adoption agency.) If you know of others (and there are MANY!), leave us a comment!
All God's Children has several programs, including adoption, sponsorship and mission trips.
Reece's Rainbow has many children that are waiting. They advocate for these children and connect you with the agency.
Holt International is our adoption agency. They also have a Waiting Child Program. (and you can sponsor children in various countries if you are interested in orphan care)
Bethany Christian Services is another agency that I've heard great things about.
Spence-Chapin has domestic and international programs, too.
Interested in fostering/adopting in the US? Here's the link to AdoptUSKids. I know it's not Asia, but hey, every child deserves a family! God didn't specify where when He said to care for the widows and orphans.
Did you know that if you don't have an agency in your state, you may can still adopt through their program? My agency is on the other side of the country, so they gave me the names of social workers they work with in my area. It's been a smooth process, too!
Thanks for checking in today. Thank you for supporting the Smiths last week, too! They will meet their sweet daughter, Guan Ya, by tomorrow! Have a great week!