In the past few months God has placed orphan care and adoption on my heart. I have been struggling with the fact that I had a tubal ligation after the twins were born, a decision I regretted almost immediately. My obstetrician said that it really should be done because of how many caesarian sections I had. When I had the twins I wasn't right with God. I didn't consult him on any decisions in my life. I now know that my husband and I should have consulted the Great Physician instead of the obstetrician.
God knows my love for children. He knows that I desire to have more. He has turned that desire towards adoption. My husband and I are in the inquiring stage of adopting a little boy. If you could see him, his amazing smile, he would light up your day. At this moment my husband and I don't see how it is possible that we will be able to adopt. We see road blocks. We don't necessarily meet the income requirements and we don't have the $20,000 or so that it will cost to adopt. Even though we see these road blocks, we also know that our God has no road blocks and sees no road blocks. If He wants us to have Lucas in our family, then it will happen.
God has also placed a couple of orphan care organizations on my heart. The first is Show Hope. Here is their Company overview:
Show Hope exists to mobilize individuals and communities to join God's revolution to care for orphans in their distress, helping to provide waiting children with food, shelter, medical care and forever families.
Right now, if you go to Show Hope's facebook page and "Like" it, there is a generous donor who will give $5000 for every 5000 "Likes" up to $55,000. Simply click on the link below and then click on the like button. It is that simple and you are helping care for an orphan. Not so hard, huh? Take a look around their facebook page or visit their website. There are so many ways you can help.
The second organization that has been placed on my heart is an orphanage in Haiti that is run through Hope Vision Ministries. This organization is close to my heart because members of my church family are there caring for the orphans. This orphanage relies on donations in order to be able to care for all the children. There are approximately 40 - 45 children currently being cared for at that orphanage.
In order make a donation to the orphanage in Haiti, click the link below and then go down to the bottom and designate the gift to "Hope Vision Ministry- Haiti.
It doesn't take much to care for His children. It can be as little as clicking on a "like" button on facebook. If God is stirring your heart to do more, you can donate your time or money to either of these organizations.
There are several orphan care organizations out there. I pray that God show each one of you what organization He would like you to be involved with. We are responsible for caring for His children.