Orphans

Are There Still Orphanages in America? – Foster Parents Article

You ask… Are there still orphanages in America? Good question. Let’s start from the beginning. The first orphanage was established in the United States in 1729. By 1850, 56 orphanages were up and running, responding to health epidemics and the rapid increase of poor immigrants. That number continued to grow through the start of the 20th century. And they weren’t the easiest places to live. There’s a reason Annie calls it a “hard-knock life.”    Miss Hannigan still gives me…

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Lesly’s Story: A Teen Mom from Guatemala – Foster Parents Article

Thank you for supporting orphaned children in Guatemala and believing with us that God has a heart for each of these kids. Here’s a recent update from our team—   We received the call on a busy Monday morning. A home was needed for a 13-year-old girl and her 6-day-old baby. We didn’t have space, but we felt the Lord move, so of course we “made room” for one more. Lesly and her baby arrived later the same day. The baby…

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US Department of State 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report – Foster Parents Article

Strong empirical and anecdotal evidence reveals that human traffickers view children that lack families as the ideal target.  The 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report from the US Department of State offers a particularly vivid picture of this reality worldwide. The annual report again underscores a simple truth:  if we care about human trafficking, one powerful way to turn abstract indignation into concrete action is to welcome orphaned children and foster youth into consistent relationships and loving homes. The report again highlights…

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Critical Need: Men in Orphan Care – Foster Parents Article

Dad, you are needed in orphan care today more than ever. Men are called to protect and provide for families, and to help father fatherless children. In Deuteronomy 10:18, God set an extraordinary example by “executing justice for the fatherless.” This is the heart of our Father—to father those in need. And little on this earth is more impactful than God-loving men who care for fatherless children. Orphan care, foster care, and adoption efforts suffer without men. Here are 6 thoughts from…

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Reaching the Fatherless Among the Unreached – Foster Parents Article

There are orphans in every country and every people group around the world. The fatherless are in our communities, and the fatherless are often among the unreached.   Who are the unreached? According to the Joshua Project, an unreached people group is one in which there is no indigenous community of believing Christians with adequate numbers and resources to evangelize that people group. Three of the countries in which Lifesong serves are overwhelmingly unreached: Cambodia (*99.3%), India (*96%), and Thailand…

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Air1 and KLOVE Raise a Call for Foster Care & Orphans – Foster Parents Article

This weekend, Air1 and KLOVE took to the air for kids in need of families – highlighting the Bible’s call and how ordinary people can make a difference. You can catch the recording and article now on the KLOVE and Air1 websites:  Foster Dad Says, “You Never Outgrow The Need For A Family.” As the written article describes, “You never outgrow the need for a family.  You may no longer need someone to tie your shoes in the morning, but…

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