Monday, January 11, 2016

Saddleback Church Orphan Care Resources

I love how Saddleback Church has such a huge heart for orphan care and they encourage all their members to participate in some way. Just wanted to share some of their resources here...

I watched this video when we were first feeling the call to adopt in December of 2011. I'm watching it again today because it has so many good points. I wish every Christian family could watch it - and ACT. We are not all called to adopt or foster but we are all called to care for orphans in some way.

Everyone Needs a Family...


God's Heart for the Orphan (Parts 1-4)...

Evaluating Agencies (Parts 1-3)...


Orphan Care Initiative (website)


Open your heart to God’s heart for the orphan

Recognize your responsibility to find permanent families

Prevent children from being orphaned

Help orphans in ways that move them out of orphanhood

Affirm loving, legal and lasting families by preservation, reunification, or adoption

Never forget the local church is key