The evangelical ministry Orphan Outreach estimates 159 million orphans worldwide! Even with this huge number of children needing families, it is becoming increasingly more difficult and extremely expensive to adopt internationally. So what about encouraging God's people in each country to adopt nearby, in their own country? To encourage each church to have an outreach in their area to needy children, orphans and those needing foster care. To follow the example of the little Missionary Baptist church of only 100 members in Possum Trot, Texas which is caring for over 70 foster children! Perhaps your church could do the same. Why not?
"Pure and undefined religion in the sight of our God and Father is
this: to care for orphans..." (James 1:27). We have a ways to go to care
for 159 million orphans so we better get started.