I don't remember when I first heard about adoption or orphans. Probably very young since my family has members who are adopted. But it seemed amazing to me. That love would bind you so to another human being.
We went to an Andrew Peterson "Behold the Lamb of God" concert a few years ago. And he shared about the cause of orphans. And he shared how not everyone is called to adopt, but everyone is called to do something, to help.
So as a Christian, I care for orphans because I am to be Jesus' hands and feet in the promise He made that He does not leave us alone or abandoned. We are called to be a part of fulfilling that promise. There are many ways to do that.
Here are a few.
1) Bring In Love is this crazy amazing organization that creates families from widows and orphans. A direct fulfillment of James 1:27.
2) Show Hope is a place that creates grants for families trying to bring home an orphan. ministry.
They also have special needs care centers where they care for orphans with special needs. This is an amazing
3) Find a family who is trying to adopt and ask them how to help.
4) Do you know a family who has adopted? Ask them how to support them. Just because an orphan is now in a family doesn't mean the journey is over.
I care for orphans because I am bound to them by love. The love of Jesus and the love for a child who deserves to be in a home...to have a love so brilliant it binds them into a forever home.