Someone asked me this question today and I thought it was worth sharing...
I don't think adoption is the only way at all! We are adopting our 4th child and after that we may be done..maybe one more.
I think some of us will be in a place to be the one taking the child physically into our home at any one time. That is a highly valuable and challenging endeavor. HOWEVER, how much easier would it be if there was a back up Body of Christ helping those people to be successful??
There is fostering, training people, getting trained to be a respite babysitter for foster parents in your church, starting an orphan ministry that connects with a church overseas to adopt orphans into their congregation, fundraising for people adopting overseas, starting a clothes closet for foster kids your church will foster, preparing meals for new foster/adoptive parents, throwing a baby shower for a young teen mom, volunteering at a crisis pregnancy center, advocating for organizations that help prevent children from being orphaned, going on missions that do HIV awareness and therefore prevent parents from dying..... SO MANY WONDERFUL ways to love orphans.
I just decided this past weekend that I want to be Karyn Purvis when I grow up. ;-) So I am going crazy studying her stuff so I can help train people in our church to connect with the children God calls them to adopt. I am PUMPED!!
I guess that's my thought... what part of caring for the orphan do you feel called ?
Hmmm.... I think this just turned into a blog post. :-) Angel