Psalm 27:10 If my father or mother should abandon me, the Lord would welcome and comfort me (TLB)
Did you know that there is a Psalm of David that says that the Lord will "set the lonely in families"? God's heart is all about family, and He longs to provide "family" for the children that He has created! It is His wonderful desire that all of His little ones "belong"--that they are loved, protected, and taken care of.
So, how can you help the children who don't have a biological family to provide for these things? There are many important things you can do!
If you love children and are considering building a family, why not consider adoption? There are so many children waiting for a loving home of their own! "Family" is not exclusively about biological connection, but rather, the true connection that comes from loving relationships.
Whether you are considering first time parenting , or already have children, many of you are especially gifted with the patience, wisdom, and love that it takes to change a child's life. You are gifted to be parents! Whatever the season in your life, why not consider foster care or adoption?
Sharing your story about adoption or foster care can inspire and open others to the possibility of family through adoption. Coming alongside someone that may have questions or concerns about the adoption process, and providing some gentle encouragement and direction, may be just what's needed for them to take the next step. If you're interested in outreach to others in this way, please let us know.
PARTNER WITH A MINISTRY OR GROUPS DEVOTED TO CARING FOR THESE CHILDREN
Joy of My Heart Adoption Services stands alongside the following organizations and ministries that assist orphaned and homeless children. Please take a minute to visit a link to their websites for additional information about their work and ways you can help.
SPONSOR A CHILD / SPONSOR A PROJECT
Love a Child--helping orphaned children in Haiti through medical outreach, schools, and feeding programs. http://www.loveachild.com/orphanage
Abigail Ministry--ministry to battered women and children, assisting children through feeding programs and medical care. http://abigailassociationd.org
Mercy Ministries--restoring the lives of young women impacted by hurt, trauma, and unplanned pregnancy.http://www.mercyministries.org
There are many ways to reach out to children in need. Prayer is one of the most effective ways that we can help children dealing with uncertainty, sadness, grief, abandonment, loneliness, and trauma.
Pray for the children who are waiting. Pray for the many wonderful workers who are caring for orphaned and homeless children. And pray for our wonderful families who are choosing to pursue adoption!
Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed, take up the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. (NIV)
James 5:16 The earnest prayer of a righteous man has great power and wonderful results. (LSB)
Please feel free to contact us for additional information on ways to be involved