The New York Times recently ran an article about evangelical adoption, featuring a Colorado Christian family that has adopted four children through the foster care system. Among the many articles about the Christian orphan care movement as of late, CAFO has reviewed this one as "refreshingly honest."
Each of the children in this family have special needs, and we are taken through a day in the hectic life of this busy household. The article shows both ups and downs- the joys and the trials of taking in special needs children and balancing their care with the biological children. Despite the sacrifices that each family member has to make, they firmly feel called by God to care for the fatherless in this way. Though the media often portrays Christian adoption in a negative light, this article shows the real struggles of an adoptive family without politicizing the issue.
It is truly amazing to see families go beyond their comfort zone to care for orphans. Like this family, so many AW families make scarifices to respond to God's command- and rely on his promises and help everyday. One quality that sets America World apart from other adoption agencies is that we are committed to placing orphans into Christian homes. Although there are other great agencies, it is integral to our mission to place children in Christian homes and give them the opportunity to learn of and experience Jesus' love through their forever family. We believe God is in everything we do here, starting with our daily morning prayer meeting but much more- the reason you are adopting, the child that is chosen for you, and entrusting them into your care forever.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11