Caring for Orphans

Adoption is a beautiful picture of God’s unconditional love. For a beautiful story of adoption, be sure not to miss "His Adopted Daughter" by Kimberly Moore in the November 2009 issue of ParentLife.97_11.30.09_orphan.jpg

But maybe your family is not quite ready to adopt a child or God has not placed the  calling of adoption on the life of your family. You can still help care for orphans. Consider the following ministries and organizations.

  • New Horizons for Children. New Horizons for Children is an international hosting program for orphaned children. Visit www.newhorizonsforchildren.org for more information.
  • Sweet Sleep™. Sweet Sleep is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that exists to share God’s love by providing beds to the world’s orphaned and abandoned children. For more information, visit www.sweetsleep.org.
  • Young Heroes. The devastation of AIDS is creating a generation of orphans in Swaziland. Swaziland now has nearly 70,000 orphans who struggle every day for the bare necessities of life. For as little as $20 per month, you can sponsor an orphan family, bringing them the crucial food, clothing, and education they need. Visit http://youngheroes.org.sz.

Is there a particular organization or charity your family contributes to? Does your family help care for orpans? If so, how? Share your ministry ideas with other ParentLife readers by leaving a comment!

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