At any given time in the UK there are thousands of children who are waiting to be adopted, and tens of thousands who need foster carers. Many Christians have found that this is a fantastic way of putting the Bible’s encouragement to care for others into practice, and this includes a good number of people who are members of Grace Church.
Fostering is temporarily, or sometimes permanently, caring for children or young people in your own home while their own parents are unable to look after them. It can sometimes be used to help children or young people through a difficult period of their lives. Fostering often involves working alongside the child’s birth family.
Religion that God our Father accepts
as pure and faultless is this:
to look after orphans and widows in
their distress and to keep oneself
from being polluted by the world.
James 1 v 27
Adoption is a way of providing a new family for children who cannot be brought up by their own parents. It’s a legal procedure in which all the parental responsibility is transferred to the adopters.
The Bible tells us that God has adopted us as his children – we are a part of his family. What a fantastic way to express God’s heart to our world by fostering or adopting a child.
If you are considering either fostering or adoption then there are church members who have gone through this process who would be willing to talk to you about their experiences and help support you as you consider the possibility too.
This is a huge issue in our nation and Christians should be involved – but it is also a huge decision to make. If you would like to talk to a church member who has done this then please contact us using the form on this page and we will put you in touch with an appropriate person.