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.
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!