Posted by: icmadoptionnetwork | January 11, 2013

Weekend Homework

No student enjoys hearing the phrase, “Now for your homework for this weekend…” Most students cringe at those words. Today I want to give our blog followers and readers some homework (but don’t worry… it’s easy).

If you have Facebook, would you please take five seconds, and upload this as your status:

There are approximately 163 million orphans in our world. Have you ever considered adopting a child?

If you don’t have Facebook, would you text or email those two sentences to people? Then see how people respond. This simple statistic and question can go a long way in getting people’s minds and hearts thinking about adoption.

Whenever I ask this question, one of the number one responses that I receive is “We can’t afford adoption.” If families really knew the joys, blessings, and insurmountable love that adoption brings to a family, I would argue that they cannot afford NOT to adopt. It is altogether life-altering and profound!

In response to the statement that someone cannot afford adoption, I often use personal stories, or stories of families we have worked with that have seen God’s blessings on their family financially as they follow His leading to pursue adoption. There are so many ways to fundraise, so many adoption grants and loans available, and there are a great number of people who would willingly donate money to a loved one’s adoption. I know that so many of you know this is true, because you have shared with me firsthand accounts.

So as today’s resource, here is a link to a program called A Child Waits Foundation. They offer grants and loans to adoptive families, and are a wonderful organization.

You all get a 100% on your homework! Now go and have a wonderful weekend!!


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