WATER OF LIFE. ADOPTION & FOSTER CARE PROPOSAL …. PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION …. Since 1990, NOVEMBER has been declared … NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH ORPHAN SUNDAY IS THE 1 st SUNDAY OF NOVEMBER
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ADOPTION & FOSTER CARE
Since 1990, NOVEMBER has been declared …
NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH
WAY, BIG OR SMALL, REGARDLESS OF AGE, MARITAL STATUS
OR FINANCIAL SITUATION!!!!
Every 36 seconds OR 120 beats of your heart …
…a child is placed in foster care…
1/3 of adoptions through foster care are by SINGLES!
23 % of foster/adoptive parents are 55 years plus.
65,000 kids were adopted by gays/lesbians last year.
118,000 waiting to be adopted…
30,000 turn 18 without a home or family.
In California ….. There are 22,000 churches
15,000 kids waiting to be adopted
CHILDREN ARE WAITING … FOR A FAMILY TO LOVE THEM!
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
PROVIDE CARE for a foster child!!!!!!!!!!
Provide Respite care for a Foster Family !!!
Be a CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocate
Be a Torchbearer …
(Come to a workshop and learn about being a …)
PRAYER PARTNER – (Small Groups)
SERVICE PARTNER – (Youth Groups)
FINANCIAL PARTNER – Groups/Individuals
GUIDANCE PARTNER - For aged-out youth
Offer Free Adoptions/Loans/Grants through their Church Fund
www.thecallinarkansas.org. (MUST SEE VIDEO CLIP!)
Grace Brethren Church – Long Beach, CA (John Moore)
Adopted 50 children from Uganda that were orphaned by AIDS
Saddleback Church – Lake Forest, CA (Pastor Rick Warren)
Foster Care & Adoption Ministry
“I was hungry and you fed me
I was thirsty and you gave me drink
I was a stranger and you took me in (Foster care/adoption)
I was shivering and you gave me clothes. (Doer vs. hearer)
What you do to the least of these, you do unto me.”
“Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says, ‘Keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”
Jesus last act before the crucifixion was washing feet and He said
He did it as our example and then He says, “Now that you know
these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”
Now that you know the need to not only feed and cloth children, but
embrace them into your own home and family, you will be blessed if you do it!
One in 4 homeless people are children!!!
“Adoption is NOT Plan B for infertile couples,
It is Plan A of the Great Commission Mandate.”
Serenity Infant Care Homes in Covina says, “Be a Be a Be a Missionary in Your Own Home”
200 member church in Texas adopt 72 kids
Reclaiming Adoption – God does not command us to adopt,
but He does command us to care for the orphan
Eccl. 12:1 – “Remember your Creator in the days of your YOUTH.”
I Tim. 4:12 – “Don’t let anyone look down on you because U R YOUNG.”
Mission Statement – Unite children with families
who can provide a safe, loving home.
Assist families in overcoming the fear factor of
fostering/adopting by equipping them with knowledge
Vision Statement – Every church in America will “Do Something” to reduce the number of foster care children waiting to be adopted by providing care, provision, placement and prevention.
“BRINGING MIRACLES TO CHILDREN BY THE MAGIC OF LOVE”