This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!

Friday, February 01, 2008

Orphan's Ticket Home

We are proud to be associated with America World. The longer we work with them, them the more we are convinced of their commitment to Christ and to the Biblical commands to care for orphans. We are proud of the integrity they demonstrate while working with foreign governments and all of their clients here at home.
AWAA launched a new initiative around Christmastime this year in response to orphaned children's need for legal identification in order to be considered adoptable. The initiative is called An Orphan's Ticket Home.
Here is what their website says:

Identity for Orphans in China & El Salvador
3,780 children given the opportunity for a "home"

One of the greatest challenges orphans face is they do not have the necessary paperwork in order to be adopted. With your support, America World is undertaking a new initiative to make children "paper-ready" in countries such as China and El Salvador. Through this program, we hope to provide the necessary legal services and documentation to help orphaned children overcome this problem and become eligible for adoption. What's more, documentation for children is crucial for those who will not be adopted as well. Simple basic documents, such as a birth certificate, provide children a ticket to a better education and health care. Purchasing one ticket provides identity papers for one child in El Salvador and up to four children in China.

We have purchased a ticket in honor of our child and are praying that God will use this campaign to bring life-giving change to children around the world. The AWAA website has more information about what they plan to accomplish with the resources they raise.