God’s design for children is to grow up in permanent, loving families. With 150 million orphans worldwide and 125,000 children available for adoption the US foster care system, the need is great! Adoption is a beautiful and imperative response to this need. At Commission 127, we remain committed to helping reduce the greatest barrier to adoption, necessary finances, through our adoption grants. Because additional fears and concerns may linger, we also help families explore their calling to adopt through the following introductory offerings. Current dates and future listings are found at Upcoming Events.
Adoption 101 is a 90-minute seminar that offers an overview of various types of adoption, such as international adoption, domestic infant adoption, special needs adoption, legal risk adoption, and waiting child adoption. Our lead teacher provides adoption information, while our guest speakers share their personal experience of adoption. The speakers are available after the session to connect one-on-one with interested attendees to answer questions and share more details of their stories.
Usually a six-week discussion group, this insightful devotional written by Pam Parish helps families consider the impact of foster care and adoption on their lives and families. With a Scriptural lens, motives and expectations for adoption are addressed. These groups are led by those further along the adoption journey and the group draws insight from their experiences as well.
A very helpful link to adoption resources: The Christian Alliance for Orphans