The holidays are a fantastic time to consider a donation to an organization supporting the plight of the orphan. HOPEful Orphan Ministries has a suggested list of organizations for your consideration.
Global Orphan Care
Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) — One of the largest American-based organizations for promoting global orphan care. They hold a yearly conference and post an enormous amount of resources, from their conferences, articles, and to external links.
Together for Adoption (T4A) — Organization focusing on educating other people on global orphan care. They also host a yearly conference, as well as other international conferences. Recordings and various articles are available online.
Every Orphan’s Hope — Every Orphan’s Hope shares the love and hope of Jesus Christ with orphans in Zambia, Africa. We don’t build orphanages; we build families. By constructing homes in AIDS-stricken communities, orphans and widows build new lives together as a family. Led by a “mama,” orphans are brought to life in Christ in the community where they are known and surrounded by their peers. Jesus Christ is calling you to join in Him, along with us, in caring for a generation of children for His glory! Jesus is their hope – but He needs our heart and hands!
Bethany Christian Services — From their website: Bethany Christian Services is a global nonprofit family preservation and child welfare organization caring for orphans and vulnerable children on five continents. Bethany is recognized as a prominent leader in social services worldwide. Founded in 1944, our mission calls us to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families around the world.
Show Hope — From their website: Established in 2003 as Shaohannah’s Hope, Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth initially founded Show Hope out of their desire to see more children find their way into forever families. In 2009, after changing the name to Show Hope, this organization has seen an amazing explosion in growth. From a six-story caring facility in China, equipped to provide surgeries and medical care to special needs orphans, to multiplying the effects of the adoption grant program by assisting churches in setting up their own adoption funds, Show Hope continues to expand its remarkable worldwide impact.
Local foster care agencies within Lancaster County
1681 Crown Avenue, Suite 201
(various office locations)
301 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602-4915