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With transracial adoptions, or even foster care, hair care can become an issue. We at Project James 1:27 are, in no way, experts. Who do we turn to? The Internet and you!
Below are some fantastic links for rules, tips, and tricks on taking care of your African American baby's hair.
In future posts, we may highlight how to take care of other types of hair as well!
Click the link below to take you directly to the website!
A How To Guide
Hair and Skin Care
Those are a few to get you started!
If you have any ideas, thoughts, tips, and tricks, please leave a comment below! We would all benefit from your expertise!
Anastasia is 7 years old with blond hair and blue eyes. She is dressed in her prettiest dress to have her photo taken, hoping her forever family will see how pretty she is and choose to bring her home.
Anastasia was born with CP, and has difficulty walking, but she is very smart and affectionate and doing well. Physical therapy will work wonders for her.
If you want to find out more about her just click here and scroll down to her picture.
"And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me."
Many, many children are also waiting right here in the US. It is estimated that over 500,000 children are in the US foster care system waiting for a safe home or for a loving adoptive family. We are unable to post pictures of waiting children in the US but we have added some links on the right sidebar to waiting children in the US. Do you have some extra room in your home?
I am waiting...somewhere far...far away
on the other side of the world.
I may not know who you are or what you look like
But some how deep in my heart I know you are out there.
That one day will come and find me.
It's a long journey, and it takes a lot of time...
I wish it could be easier.
But I know that the ones who come for me
will not count the cost.
They will only see the joy of finding me.
For now I abide in the fields of the fatherless.
Day by day wondering why I was born here
and not somewhere else?
Asking...why my life couldn't have been different?
It is so lonely...even though I am surrounded by
hundreds of other children,
I know that something is missing...
I know in my heart I need a place to call home.
My arms long to be wrapped in a father's embrace...
I long to be saved by a mother's love...
Gazing out the orphanage window I offer a
prayer of hope, "Oh God please help them
Even as I lay in the darkness of each night
somehow I feel assured,
that no matter how lost I appear I am not alone.
Holy hands guard my steps; sacred fingers wipe
my tears, touching my lonely heart.
The one who made me,
The God that knew me before I was born
Hears me when I call
He whispers His promises in my ear.
I listen with hope in His voice.
But what I worry about most is that no one wants to look for me.
The fields are vast and there are so many scattered all over the earth.
I wonder how one little child, so lost, can be found?
Yet He calms my heart and assures me that you hear His voice clearly.
He has promised me that He will make a way through the fields,
That He will personally cut a path and lead you right to my orphanage door.
My prayer is...When He speaks...Please don't forget to listen...
When He calls don't be afraid to go
For I am waiting...somewhere, far...far...away
On the other side of the world
To come Home.
Today we decided to put on our sidebars some of our favorite books. We have read many, many books about adoption, orphan care and starting a orphan ministry. We wanted to share some of our favorites with you.
Since I am writing this post I will tell you my favorite book. My very favorite book is Fields of the Fatherless by Tom Davis. To be honest I am not what you would call a "reader" but this is a little book filled with lots of very good God stuff. This is NOT just a book on adoption, this is a book about being the hands and feet of Christ.
I will also say that Red Letters and Scared by Tom Davis are my other favorites. These are books that I could not put down. Can you tell I like Tom Davis books? These are very, very powerful books!!!
Have you read any of these? What is your favorite?
Ok, so the blog is rolling. We have some fantastic links on the side, some great posts below, and our email posted. Now it's YOUR TURN!
What do YOU want to see here?
What are YOUR thoughts on adoption, orphan care, or foster care?
What questions do YOU have?
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This is Marly and she is waiting for a forever family. Marly is 4 years old and she is such a cutie. Marly has mild deformation of her feet, overcome with placing of splints. Physically Marly is a healthy little girl. She is lagging behind in her neuro-psychical development but during the last few months, significant progress in her development has been observed. She is physically mobile, enjoys playing outside, and loves her doll!
Marly is from a country that is open to single mothers, older parents and large families. The travel to this country is one of the easier ones.
For more information on Marly you can click here and scroll down to her picture.
Please pray that Marly would find a family very, very soon.
We also want you to know that many, many children are also waiting in the US. We are not able to post pictures of waiting children in the US but you can visit www.indianaheartgallery.org to see some pictures and videos of children waiting right here in Indiana.
We are working on a video for church and we are in need of some pictures. Being adoptive parents ourselves we know the amazing difference there is from those first referral photos to even the first couple of days of having a family. We want to make a video that shows the people in our church the amazing trasformation of a child with a loving family.
I can't promise we will use all the pictures, it really depends how many we get but we need them within the next few days. These could be from domestic adoption, foster adoption or international adoption. We would love to have pictures of kiddos from all over the world.
You do not have to go to FCWC to help us out with this but if you do please let us know you attend FCWC becuase we want to make sure we use your picture. You can email to email@example.com . Thank you!
There are more than 140 MILLION orphans worldwide.....15 million children orphaned due to AIDS....about 500,000 children in the US foster system alone.....about 127,000 in the US waiting for adoptive families.
Ever wonder what you can do to help make a change? Have you considered adoption but don't have a clue where to start?
We know how confusing it all can be because we have been there ourselves. We are here to help you in any way we can. God has given us a HUGE passion for the orphan and nothing excites us more than a family stepping out in faith saying "yes God, use me to help me make a difference in the life of an orphan."
Welcome to our new blog!
We are a ministry of FCWC called Project James 1:27. We are passionate for God and for the fatherless.
We have started this blog as a way to help answer questions for those considering adoption. We want to share ways that people can pray and care for orphans. We will share about children waiting for loving families and pray for those in the process of bringing children home. We hope to also find some ministry oppurtunities to share with you about how you can care for widows since God also commands us to do that.
We would love for you to follow our blog and become part of our ministry!