… to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless. … O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more. — Psalm 10:14,17-18
Orphaned children are millions in the world. This is an issue that affects children from all walks of life. This is a global issue that affects children of all backgrounds, and we must do something about it.
In thinking about children, adoption, and foster care, it’s helpful to understand the gravity of the situation. In the world, there are estimated to be 15 million children who have lost their parents. Orphans often face significant challenges and trauma due to malnutrition and neglect.
This need isn’t just far away—it also exists in your very own community. There are currently more than 391,000 foster children in the United States. In addition to that, 113,000 of these children are in need because their parents’ rights have been terminated.