Adoption is something the Lord has placed on our hearts (my husband and myself), but we don’t feel that we are supposed to pursue it at this time. However, as Christians we are all commanded to care for the orphans and widows.
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and keep oneself from being polluted by the world. ” James 1:27
One way I love to do this is by supporting my brothers and sisters in Christ who are in the process of adoption. I know multiple families who are in the process of adopting children, some from state foster care systems and some from foreign countries. It is a long, emotional, and often expensive process. There are two huge ways we can help those seeking to adopt. The first is prayer. While I have not been through the process myself, I’m sure it is an emotional roller coaster. Can you imagine knowing you have a child somewhere in another city or a foreign country, being raised by strangers, and having no control over how they are cared for? Not to mention the stress of the adoption itself with tons of paperwork, home studies, traveling, fund raising, and dealing with everyday life in the process. We also need to pray that everything goes according to God’s will and for the health and safety of the children. Again, I can’t imagine not knowing where my children were or if they were fed and warm and safe.
The second way we can support these families is to assist them in raising the necessary funds to bring their children home.
This week I’d like to introduce you to the Goza family! They are 13 month into their adoption journey, planning to bring home a child from Ethiopia. Please join me in praying for and supporting this family. You can read more about their story on THEIR BLOG.
You can also help them raise their funds by buying one of these adorable custom shirts (or another style)! (I just ordered some for my boys. 🙂
They can be found HERE IN THE ETSY SHOP.
More designs can also be seen HERE ON FACEBOOK.
Happy shopping. 🙂