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Right now, approximately 350 children and youth in Louisiana foster care are waiting for adoptive families. Louisiana also has more than 7,000 churches, and God has given clear commands for Christians to take care of His orphan children.
So if the command is clear and the need is apparent, why are these kids still waiting?
Join Focus on the Family, Louisiana's Department of Children and Family Services as well as church and adoption leaders from around Louisiana on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Istrouma Baptist Church. You'll hear more about the kids who are waiting, the process of adoption from foster care and ways to support adoptive families. In addition, agency and county representatives will be on site to answer questions and help you get started.
So come explore what the Lord may be asking you to do. Together we can ensure that no child in Louisiana is waiting for someone to call mom or dad.
Focus on the Family is a donor-supported Christian ministry committed to helping families thrive. We believe that every child deserves to know the love of a forever family. That's why we're collaborating with adoption agencies, church leaders, and ministry partners to raise awareness of and recruit families for those waiting for permanent families.
Through one day events and targeted marketing campaigns, Focus on the Family is highlighting the urgent need for adoptive parents. For too long, these children and youth have been overlooked.
But that is changing. God is stirring the hearts of His people to welcome these children and youth into forever homes. To date, more than 2,700 families have initiated the process of adoption from foster care as a result of the collaborative efforts of Wait No More. And this is only the beginning.
Do I need to be there right at 10:00am or is this a come and go type event?
Starting right at 10:00am, we'll have several speakers sharing their experiences with adoption from foster care and at 12:00 you'll have the opportunity to speak with adoption agencies and ministry leaders.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there childcare?
No, childcare is not available for the event. However, you may choose to bring your children with you.