Christian Adoptions Alliance has the desire to see every child around the world placed into a Christian home where he or she can receive the love and affirmation of caring parents and the Biblical instruction that is life-saving.  The Bible not only supports the care of orphans and children in need, it mandates that we as believers care for and meet their needs.

James 1:27 (NIV), “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

Reading this passage should encourage anyone to be involved in some fashion or the other in the care of orphans.  Our Heavenly Father sees the care of orphans as “religion that is pure and faultless.”

Adopting an orphan child whether domestically from the foster care system or internationally certainly helps meet the needs of that child.  Adopting a child into your family is a tremendous undertaking that requires sacrifices and changes. However, it also comes with many blessings for both you and the child.

This is something that should be pursued through much prayer and family discussions.

Meeting the needs and caring for orphans does not require adopting them into your home.  You and your family can meet the needs of orphans through a variety of different orphan care and support programs.

Here is a suggested list of orphan care opportunities:

  • Meet basic needs through sponsor programs such as Family Legacy or Compassion International
  • Go on mission trips that are dedicated to working with orphans
  • Collect and donate school supplies, basic medical care supplies, and other basic hygiene supplies (i.e. toothpaste and brushes)
  • Donate shoes to “Shoes for Souls” through Buckner International

It doesn’t matter how you care for the needs of orphans; it only matters that you do care for them.