Project James 1:27

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.

11:40 PM

Things Change, But Our Mission Hasn't.

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Some things have been changing at FCWC's Orphan Ministry.  But one thing remains constant.  That's our purpose. 

We want to help others learn about orphan care and needs.

Have adoption questions?
Thoughts? 
Ideas?

PLEASE share them!

November is Adoption Awareness Month.  Every month is Adoption Awareness Month. 

Read...

...and pray

...and start conversations

...and ask questions.

Be the voice for the voiceless.  The father to the fatherless.  Now is the time.

4:58 PM

Child of the Week

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Jasmina
Girl, Born June 6, 2005

Jasmina is a beautiful girl with the most gorgeous olive skin, dark hair and dark eyes. She is HEALTHY, with no heart condition. Physically active, good self-help skills. Jasmina can pronounce sounds, repeats words, likes to play with children, very friendly, eats well, toilet trained. Parents: 26.11.1965 (mother) healthy, father 24.10.1963 healthy. No brothers, sisters. Likes music, parties. The orphanage is for healthy children and in her group there are 8 children. The care conditions are very good. They eat and sleep according their timetable (6 times a day) They have lessons, speech thearapy teacher and music teacher.

This is a wonderful opportunity to reach into an independent program and open that up for children with special needs there. This is a well-established program, but making history (like we tend to do here at Reece's Rainbow!) with a focus on children with special needs. The potential for growth and education in this country is tremendous! Single moms welcome!

Married couples and single mothers may apply
Single mothers must be financially stable and under 50 years of age
Both parents MUST be under 50 years, no exceptions
Smaller families preferred, no more than 5-6 children max
Both parents travel for 2 weeks the first trip.
They go home for about a month.
2nd trip 7-10 days until court
Child can be escorted home about 6 weeks later, or one parent can return to pick the child up (3rd trip)

For more info on Jasmina and other waiting children just click here.

10:12 AM

Have You Heard???

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Have you heard the exciting news? Little Miss Olga who was once an orphan, thanks to her new parents walking by faith, is NO LONGER AN ORPHAN!!!


Praise God this little girl once known as Olga is now known as Adelee Olga Norman !!!

Adelee's Daddy left yesterday to bring his precious new daughter home and God willing tomorrow he will walk Adelee out of the orphanage and it will be the start to her brand new life of having a family.

Please take the time to follow them on their journey, watch the miracle of adoption and congratulate them on their new daughter. You can click here to follow their blog.

CONGRATULATIONS NORMAN FAMILY!!!

6:25 AM

Child of the Week

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Vaughn

Boy, Born April 5, 2009


Vaughn is diagnosed with HIV.

From his caregivers: boy contact, emotional, and friendly. Recognize staff group plays well with peers. A child stands alone, sits attempts to walk. Eat with spoon, drinking from a cup with an adult.

For more info and parent support on adopting and raising a child with HIV, please visit http://www.projecthopeful.org/

For more information on Vaghn and other waiting children please click here. Also we have several links on our sidebar of children waiting in the US.

8:57 AM

Child Of The Week!

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The child of the week this week is Sterling,  Born August 8, 2006.

Sterling is a super cute little boy who is very active, loving, and playful. He is a happy child, always smiling and playing with other children. He does have a heart condition (we are waiting to learn the type), but he is doing very well!

If you want to read a blog of a mother traveling right now to bring home 2 of these precious angels you can go to http://www.nogreaterjoymom.com/. If you read through her blog you will see why it is so very important for these kids to have homes.

For more info on Sterling and many other waiting children you can click here.

9:39 AM

WOW

Posted by Project James 1:27

Last week, a friend of mine asked me to put on Facebook about a sibling group of three boys who needed a home.  The response I received was amazing!  So many people wanting additional information.  I can only imagine the prayers being said, and the family discussions happening that evening.  The questions and comments probably looked something like this:

"Do we have the space to house them?"

"What would our family say if we pursued them?"

"There is a cost, but how do you put a price on three lives?"

Well, friends, that got us thinking.  How many people out there would be willing to open their home to children who are in desperate need of a family?  Do people even know that this is a real need that we have in Indiana, and in our country?  There are thousands of children who are waiting to be scooped up and given a chance through the foster care system.  THOUSANDS are legally free for adoption!

But where do you turn?  What do you do?

HERE  is a good place to start.  It is the state website where you will find information on waiting children here in Indiana.  Children who just need a second chance.  You will also find information on how to become a foster parent.  Each state has a site similar to this one.  If you are not in Indiana, you could google it!

If you are east of Indianapolis, you can contact Karen Frame or Heather Hill at 765-458-5121.  They can get you started.


The state website has a photolisting of children waiting for families in the state of Indiana.  However, coming soon, there is a unique opportunity for you to see pictures of these children as compliments of the Heart Gallery.  Read below for information. 




The Heart Gallery is an inspiring photo exhibit that features candid images of Indiana children waiting to be adopted. Photographers volunteer their time and talents to capture each child’s unique spirit in portraits that have helped many find homes. The display is free and open to the public.


Dates
May 15 – June 1, 2010

Location
Richmond – Morrison-Reeves Library
80 N. 6th Street
Richmond, IN 47374

Hours
Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday and Saturday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed Sunday

For more information please
contact the Indiana Heart Gallery at
icanhelpkids@indianaheartgallery.org
or visit us at
www.indianaheartgallery.org




So what are YOU going to do?

Do you have to be wealthy?  NO!  Your homestudy, and agency support is all FREE!  You also get paid a stipend for housing children in  your home.


Are your children out of the home and you have an empty nest?  Do you still have love to give?  You are the ideal foster parent!  You will have time and experience to devote to a child, and the space for them to call home! 

If full-time parenting isn't what you're ready for, then respite care might be the perfect fit.  With respite care, you provide time off for the full-time foster parent, and for the child!  It may be that the parent needs to go out of town for the weekend.  You could step in and have their child come and spend the weekend with you.  It gives the child a change of scenery, and a new adventure for a few days.  Respite care is important!

Again, I ask.  What are you going to do?  I took the leap.  My husband and I are licensed foster parents.  We're actually going through the license renewal right now.  It is a path I never thought I'd choose.  And the outcome of taking that leap of faith has been interesting, challenging, fun, and eye-opening so far.  I am not sure where we'll end up at the end of this thing we call life, but I am thankful my husband and I said, "Yes!"   Are you willing to do the same?




4:00 PM

3 Boys In Need of a Christian Home

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A friend of mine emailed me and asked me to spread the word about 3 boys (brothers) that need a family. They are looking for a Christina family for these boys ages 11, 10 & 8.

The boys have lost their mother and their father in not involved in their lives. They are currently living with their grandmother but she is ill and needs to find them a home. There are no other family members to take the boys in so they really need to find a family.

The boys love sports and going to church.

I you or someone you know might be interested in finding out more about these boys please email me at arewethereyetla5[at]verizon[dot]net.
These boys are in Indiana.