Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Orphan Sunday, Part III

Here are #'s 5 & 6 for ways that you could consider caring for an orphan or waiting child: (as taken from the Hope for Orphans literature, "10 Ways Every Christian can care for the Orphan and Waiting Child."

#5.  Protect Them From Harm.
  • Become a Foster Parent or an Emergency Foster Parent.
  • Raise money to build a children's home to help remove children from the streets.  Visit WorldOrphans.org for details. 
#6.  Visit Them Where They Are. 
  • Go on a mission trip as an individual or a family.  Visit GainUSA.org or HelpOrphans.org for information.
  • Take dinner to a foster/group home on a regular basis.
Additional Info: 

If you are interested in getting information on becomming a Foster Parent or an Emergency Foster Parent, go to the National Foster Parent Association for specific state information.  http://www.nfpainc.org/  There should also be local organizations that can help you start the process. 

Food for thought . . . According to the most current AFCARS (Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System Report) Report, released in September 2010, there were approximately 423,773 children in the U. S. in foster care on September 30, 2009. The full report is available online via the Children's Bureau website at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/afcars/tar/report17.htm.

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