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__Orphan Care, Let's Advocate!__

You Can Make a Difference!

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!


                                                                 SUPPORT ADOPTION


  • Consider parenting or parent again!

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? 


  • Tell others your adoption or foster care story! 

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.


  • Sponsor a family that is adopting--You can help make the journey a reality for someone else!  Funds can be used  to help cover travel costs or other adoption related expenses!



        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 



                                                                             PRAY 


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