1. PRAY for them
Tape a waiting child’s picture to your dashboard and pray for the child every time you’re in your car. Visit AdoptUsKids.org or RainbowKids.com.
Organize an evening prayer vigil at your church and pray for children in foster care or in an orphanage overseas.
2. SPEAK UP for them
Carry a waiting child’s picture and show it to other believers. Ask if they, or someone they know, would give this child a home.
Become a court appointed special advocate for a child in foster care. Visit NationalCASA.org for details.
3. PROVIDE for their needs
Give sacrificially to a reputable orphanage. Financial gifts can be designated for specific items and aid needed by orphans.
Visit HelpOrphans.org for more information.
Organize a drive in your church to collect school supplies for children in foster care or shoes for orphans overseas. Visit GainUSA.org or ShoesForOrphanSouls.org.
4. SUPPORT those who support them
Mow, baby sit, or organize meals for a week for foster parents. Pray with them and tell them you
appreciate what they do.
Encourage a family adopting an older child by hosting a shower for them.
5. PROTECT them from harm
Become a foster parent or emergency foster parent.
Raise money to build a children’s home to help remove children from the streets. Visit WorldOrphans.org for details.
6. VISIT them where they are
Go on a mission trip to an orphanage as an individual or family. Visit GainUSA.org or HelpOrphans.org for information.
Take dinner to a foster group-home on a regular basis.
7. GIVE sacrificially to them
Support reputable orphan care organizations on an ongoing basis.
Contribute generously to an adoptive family to help offset their costs. Visit ShaohannahsHope.org or LifeSongForOrphans.org.
8. ENCOURAGE them to press on
Sponsor a child, support them financially, and encourage them through your letters. Visit VisionTrust.org to learn more.
Become a mentor or tutor to a teenager in a foster group-home.
9. ADOPT them into your family
Give a child a home through international, domestic, or foster care adoption.
Adopt a young adult who has aged out of the foster care system.
10. MOBILIZE your church for them
Be a catalyst in your church for starting a sustained orphans ministry. Visit HopeForOrphans.org for resources and to learn more about attending a Your Church and the Orphan Workshop.