My heart has been thrilled over the past couple of years as God has turned the hearts of His people towards adoption and foster care and for caring for the orphaned in our world. I was adopted as an infant, so I have always had great affection for those who God calls to explore this opportunity.
Over the past couple of months, I have realized that this movement of God has a great impact on kidmin, yet there are not very many conversations happening about it. How do we best minister to families that God is calling to this adventure? How does our ministry change when it becomes more diverse via adoption? How do we meet the needs of kids who have potentially lived through some pretty tough stuff?
I am certainly no expert, but God has blessed me with numerous friends… really more like heroes… who are walking these paths. And they have graciously agreed to share with kidmin world in great transparency their perspective on what God is doing and how we, as children’s ministry partners, can best engage.
I would love to hear from you too. What are your experiences, questions, challenges, joys in ministering alongside families who are adopting and fostering?
Take the time to watch this incredible adoption story that I first saw on Jonathan Cliff’s blog: