Unicef reports that globally there are an estimated 17.8 million children who have lost both parents. This number does not include children living in institutions or on the streets, many of which have at least one living parent. 153 million children worldwide have lost at least one parent.
According to statistics, it is well-known that kids who age out of the foster care system or institutions locally and globally are more vulnerable in every way. They are at higher risk for substance abuse, unemployment, homelessness, incarceration, human trafficking, and suicide.
WHERE DO I START?
Choosing a direction in adoption can seem like an overwhelming task. Families of Promise partners with Loving Shepherd Ministries, which offers a FREE adoption assessment service, providing you with recommendations for your path toward adoption based on your individual information. They are an objective and trustworthy resource working to help you make the right choice, based on the current adoption climate. Access Loving Shepherd's adoption assessment here. Experienced Families of Promise volunteers are also available to give guidance about local agencies and resources. Contact Families of Promise at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
WHAT ABOUT FUNDING?
Kentwood Community Church is blessed to partner with Hephzibah62:4 to help support our congregation in affording adoption. More information...
If God has called your family to adopt a child, we believe that He will also make a way for your family financially. Click here for more trusted adoption funding resources.