Why 100,000 Orphans Want You To Wait No More!

There are over 100,000 legal orphans in the United States foster care system. There are over 300,000 churches in the U.S. If the each congregation would step out in faith and embrace the call to care for orphans, we will end this unnecessary waiting. Every child deserves to belong to a forever family.

Adorable boy on a railway station, waiting for the train

My daughter was 3 years old when she walked away from the only home she’d ever known. Carrying only a knap sack, filled with a change of clothes, a dirty sippy-cup. A social worker held her tiny hand as she shuffled down the sidewalk in a pair of outgrown shoes. She never went back. She bounced around the foster care system for four years while the court decided her fate. By age 7 she was finally legally free for adoption. On the day of her adoption, we walked into the courthouse for the last time. With her head held high and a big grin on her face, she officially joined our family forever.

The Top 10 Reasons You Should Choose To Adopt

We’ve been known to tell people, often without hesitation, to jump when it comes to the choice to adopt. You may think this is dangerous. We think it’s obvious. And we have some big reasons why.

man jump diving from pier into sea

Jim Daly, President of Focus On The Family, didn’t seem phased by my quick response to his question. “What would you tell someone who is feeling called to adopt but has some hesitations?” he asked me, during a recent radio interview.

“Jump off,” I replied, almost without taking a breath. “Go for it. The need is great and it’s not changing anytime soon.” He nodded and smiled. He agreed because the very same passion that I have for adoption, foster care and orphan care burning in my heart, he has burning in his!