When you were a kid, who looked out for you?

He is Father to the fatherless - Psalms 68:5 - Verse Image

Many people would probably answer that it was their parents. But if they weren’t around, hopefully a relative stepped in, or a neighbor, maybe even a teacher. But if no one was there for you… we’re so sorry. Children who need a family are near to God’s heart.

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans…

JAMES 1:27

Adoption is even addressed in the Bible. Moses was adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter. Esther was adopted by her uncle Mordecai after she was orphaned. And of course, Mary’s husband Joseph raised Jesus as his earthly father, even teaching him his trade. Learn more in this Plan:

God’s Got This: A Strategic Prayer Guide for Your Adoption Journey

Even if you don’t feel God calling you to adopt, there are still many ways you can help. The Plan below can help you decide whether your family might want to foster. Or you could provide clothes, food, or even money for an adoptive or foster family. You can offer respite care for families who need a break, or even just a date night. Many states have programs that invite volunteers to mentor kids, and some even ask for volunteers who can take children who are in state custody on educational activities.

Until Every Child Is Home: A 6-Day Devotional on Adoption and Foster Care

Everyone can do something. If you live in the U.S., you can start learning what you can do by visiting AdoptUSKids.org, or look up the Department of Human Services for your state. Also, if you follow Christ, don’t forget: you’re adopted, too!

Some people accepted him and put their faith in him. So he gave them the right to be the children of God.… God himself was the one who made them his children.

JOHN 1:12-13

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