Millions of children around the world need a family. Many homes seem to have something missing that adoption or foster care offers to fill. Exploring adoption or foster care means prayerfully weighing many practical concerns in your head against the often inexplicable tugging of your heart. Consider the impact you could have in the life of a child who would not otherwise have a mother or father.
The Bible is extremely clear about God’s care, concern and provision for the orphan. It’s easy to grow anxious if you explore adoption in your own limited strength and understanding. There is peace, however, in seeking to know and reflect on God’s heart for adoption. It also can give you peace and patience for the details of adoption and can grow your trust in God’s ability to provide for you in what He’s calling you to.
While seeking God’s heart for orphans, you might find yourself considering entirely different approaches to adoption. You also may discover opportunities to show care for orphans in ways other than adoption. This is where foster care can play a significant role.