Adoption: to take by choice into a relationship as one’s own
Adoption is clearly God’s heart. It says in Ephesians 1:5, “…He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will.” There are roughly 130 million orphans around the world and if God can adopt us into His family and call us His own, it is our hope that you consider following His example by adopting.
- Adoption Grants: One of the ways that we make this possible is by reducing the financial barriers to adoption through adoption grants. Because the need for adoption grants greatly surpasses any one organization's ability to fund them all, we recommend also investigating alternative means of adoption assistance.
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- Shirts of Hope: You can sell Show Hope t-shirts to raise money for your adoption. This program is for anyone at any stage in the adoption process, and is open to grant applicants and grant recipients. Whether or not you are awarded a grant does not affect your qualification for participation in the Shirts of Hope program.
- Engaging the Church: We also exist to engage the church to care for orphans. For this reason, we have developed the For the Church section in order to empower faith communities to live out the church's mandate to care for orphans and reflect God's heart for adoption, joining Him in His Kingdom work. This includes a step-by-step guide to starting an adoption fund in your church.
We invite you to experience the miracle of adoption, opening your heart and home to a child in need of a permanent home and a loving family. Whether a child has become an orphan as a result of abandonment or parental loss, right now, millions of children are dreaming of a haven called home.
The amazing invitation that God has for us is that when we step into the realm of adoption and orphan care, we find that God Himself is there, the true Father to the fatherless. The opportunity to enter into adoption and orphan care is both an opportunity to glorify God by presenting the world with a picture of His heart -- and to come and know Him.