Orphan Sunday

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Orphan Sunday occurs each year, and is an opportunity for Christians and the adoption community to stand on behalf of children who have been orphaned and become involved in meeting their needs.

Started as an initiative led by the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO), Orphan Sunday‘s goal is to respond to God’s call to care for the orphan. Churches and organizations across the world participate in Orphan Sunday in different ways. CAFO has a list of ways that families and organizations can participate in Orphan Sunday. As an organization, MLJ Adoptions has previously participated in Orphan Sunday in a variety of ways – by sending speakers to churches, hosting booths and publishing blogs.

You can get involved!

If your church or organization is participating in Orphan Sunday, MLJ Adoptions would be happy to provide international adoption materials to be used. Materials we could provide include:

  • Resources that speak about the need for international adoption from specific countries, namely countries where international adoption is permitted.
  • Affording Adoption materials including our Financial Resources Guide, which includes valuable information about fundraising, grants and making adoption dreams a reality.
  • Stories of families called to adoption and information about their journeys. Contact information for reference families.
  • Adoption Advocacy information so that your church or organization can join the adoption community in raising awareness for the Adoption Tax Credit, adoption friendly government regulations and other adoption related issues.

Pastor David Platt says, “Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.” Orphan Sunday allows churches and orphan care organizations to put a face on the global orphan crisis. It can be a catalyst for getting families involved in caring for vulnerable children locally and globally.

For more information on Orphan Sunday or adoption advocacy, contact us.

Orphan Sunday