Today is the National Adoption Day in the USA. It is a moment to remember all the children who lost their parents and wait for someone to welcome them into their families.
Through the Internet, I came to know some beautiful adoption stories. Like Megan Hyatt Miller and her family, who adopted twin boys from Africa.
It was such a blessing to be able to read about their story, post by post, tweet by tweet. It was a journey of faith indeed. You can read about their story here.
And most recently, Jason Stasyszen and his family decided to adopt a boy from Japan. And they’re counting on our help to raise the money to travel and bring the boy to his new home.
Their journey of faith is starting and we can participate too. You can read more about their story here.
Looking out for orphans is one of the missions that God entitled to us:
Learn to do right; seek justice.
Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
plead the case of the widow. (Isaiah 1:17)
“And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” (Matthew 18:5)
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. (James 1:27)
Check out this video. Maybe, God has something prepared for you, something that will change your life and the life of a child.
Most people who adopted children tell that God put adoption in their heart long before they were able to actually adopt. I know that He did it for me. He has put adoption in my heart. And I pray about it, so when the right time comes, I will be ready to take that step.
If you feel God has put it in your heart too, you don’t have to rush. Pray about it. Maybe it is something that is in a distant future, or maybe not. Maybe it is closer than you think.
If you don’t feel that God called you to adopt a child, you can still help in many ways. You can donate money, volunteer in an orphanage, pray for the children and the families that are called to adopt them.
You can make a difference in those children lives.