Below is a listing of ways to directly support adoptive parents as well as orphans available for
adoption. For specific agencies and resources, please reference the Domestic Resources Page.
Adoption is the most common way to directly support the adoptive world as well as orphans.
The benefits of adopting are obvious for the child, but there are also additional benefits for
supporting orphans. As other families visualize the process unfold before them and are able
to meet the child and see him or her grow, this speaks volumes for the cause for adoption and
orphan care. Furthermore, the act of adoption demonstrates an indirect need-meeting Gospel
presentation to the families who watch adoptive families work out God’s love for them by
loving another life.
Though it may be less of an issue than with international adoptions, funding the adoption can
still be a concern when adopting domestically. Supporting the parents financially will be a huge
blessing to them. This can be completed in many simple ways.
Some parents have fund raisers where they sell various items. These tend not to generate
too much money, but help offset the smaller nickel and dime costs in the early stages of the
It is also helpful to adoptive parents to receive random donations directly from supporters.
This is often unexpected and helps the parents to feel supported, especially if the donation is
There are so many areas for which an adoptive family requires prayer.
● God’s will to be done in their family
● Family unity in the face of tough decisions
● God’s provision for finances
● Preparation of a child for their home
● Preparation of other family and children already in the adoptive family
● Help for the adoptive child to adapt to the new lifestyle
● That the paperwork could go through smoothly