My wife and I recently began the process to become licensed as foster parents in the state of Arizona. This flows from a deep sense of gratitude that God adopted us as his children. According to many reports, there are approximately 10,000 children in the CPS system in Arizona. There are also approximately 10,000 churches in Arizona. Think about what a difference we could make if only one family from every church in the state would open up their home.
I am so excited to see so many Christians begin to think seriously and theologically about adoption and foster care. While I recognize that foster care is rarely a long-term solution to the problems many children face, I’m also convicted that, if Christians can open up their homes as safe, secure and loving places, it can make a real, lasting impact.
I am also very excited to be included as one of the bloggers for the Together For Adoption conference, here in October. This is going to be a fantastic time of considering the Gospel motivation of orphan care. The super-early-bird registration has just opened, so if you’re considering attending this great conference, now’s the best time to register! While “normal” registration for the conference will be $109/person, this week only, you can register for $75!
Hope to see you there.
- Register now for the Together For Adoption conference, October 21-22 here in AZ.