As most of you know, orphan ministry is a passion I have had since December 1991 when I saw a video my dad took inside a Romanian orphanage. I’ve spent numerous summers working as an intern for different orphan care organizations in both Romania and India, and am looking forward to continuing to serve abandoned and abused children in Beirut. Based on my experience and countless hours of research, there is no doubt in my mind that the absolute best solution for children living in institutions around the world is adoption. Ideally, adoption within their own culture, but often nationals don’t have the resources to adopt, or adoption carries great social taboo. For these reasons and more, international adoption is often the only small glimmer of hope that many of these children have of being accepted and loved.
One of my bestest friends in the whole wide world, Katie, and her husband Steve have recently made the decision to pursue international adoption. I am absolutely thrilled for them and for the child who will one day call them Mommy and Daddy – they will be amazing parents.
Below is a video that Steve and Katie made to share their story… if you have the time (it’s about ten minutes long), I’d encourage you to watch it… you will be encouraged by their faith and trust, and their desire to bring hope to a child who has lost his. For more details on how to help them out, as well as weekly updates on the process, you can visit their blog at www.steveandkate.wordpress.com
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