Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. James 1:27
Easter Sunday is three days away. Which means today is the day, so many years ago, that Jesus was crucified and died on the cross, shedding his blood to wipe away the sins of the earth. His blood redeemed us, all of us who follow Him, so that we could be adopted by the Father into his heavenly family.
Adoption is addressed many times in the bible. God adopts us into his family when we chose to believe and follow his son Jesus Christ, and He encourages us throughout the new testament to care for widows and orphans.
Adopting a child from the US or internationally, is not an easy thing to do. Most of us don’t have the financial means to bring these orphans into our homes and raise them as our own. Many people have a heart for orphans, but don’t feel capable of raising them. Not all of us are called to bring children into our homes, but we are all called to help in some way. If you can’t adopt, please be willing to help someone who wants to bring one or more of these precious children home. Donate your time, your money, your resources to get these children out of the institutions they’re barely existing in, and help them come home to loving families. We are all God’s children. Every child deserves a loving family to come from school to every day, to spend holidays with, and find comfort with.
I am not asking for anything personally. But there are a few things I am asking for. First and foremost, sign the petition that will continue the adoption credit for families. This is critical! Families claim up to $13,000 of their adoption expenses from their taxes and get a refund. This helps so much! You can sign this petition here:
Post the link to your facebook page and ask your friends to sign too! This costs them nothing, but helps every single adoptive family!
If you are not called to adopt, please help someone else! Adoption expenses are overwhelming. Fees can run from $25K to $45K and higher. Many people can afford to raise a child once they get them home, but coming up with that kind of money to adopt a child is almost impossible for most. Without fundraising, direct donations, and grants, many children would continue living in horrible conditions in institutions. Please consider helping these kids come home to a real family. Every child deserves the love of a forever family! There are many ways to give. If you know someone who is adopting, offer to help! If you don’t, please go to http://www.reecesrainbow.org and donate to their angel tree or find a child they have listed and become their guardian angel. If you would like to help support the children in one of the worst institutions in eastern Europe, please go to this link, and read about what you can do for those kids! http://theblessingofverity.com/. Give what you can, give until it hurts! Every single dollar helps these children come home to the family that wants to love them and give them the life they deserve. Just do it!