Yesterday, on Sunday, October 7th, the Adoption & Foster Care Support Group at Parkwood Baptist Church held their annual Adoption & Foster Care Luncheon. Over two hundred people attended. They got to hear stories from families who've adopted & been involved in foster care, as well as hear about ways they could financially support adoption even if they are not planning to adopt, and a representative from New Horizon's spoke about their amazing hosting program. If you are interested in the latter, you can go to their website for more information: http://www.newhorizonsforchildren.org/horizons/help.html
Along with the speakers and videos presented, there were numerous adoption agencies, a representative from DSS, a home study coordinator, and other organizations involved in support of orphans around the world.
My prayer for all who attended yesterday's luncheon was that their hearts would be opened to the plight of the orphan. As Noel Piper once said, "All of us are not called to adopt, but we all are called to take care of the orphan."