children and youth in California will face another sad day without parents,
feeling as if they don’t belong to anyone. Some 1, 000 adoptable children in
California’s foster system still wait (and hope) to be adopted and become part
of a forever family—to belong permanently to a family who will love them.
to California’s immense population, this number doesn’t sound like much. But given
that there are more than 20, 000 churches in California—including many mega
churches—the statistic is alarming. God’s people are called to care for
orphans. Not that all are called to adopt or become foster parents but, to
quote the Sleep Train motto, “Not
everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child."