Focus on the Family, the organization founded by James Dobson, is often criticized by the media for its stand on political issues. However, their latest effort is one I highly applaud.
From their news release,
About 1,300 people flooded into New Life Church in Colorado Springs on Saturday. Their mission: To learn more about the 700 kids in Colorado’s foster care system waiting for adoptive families.
Focus on the Family and the other sponsors of the Wait No More event had hoped 100 families would feel led to welcome a child home.
“We are thrilled that nearly 250 families started the process of adoption from foster care, and we will continue our efforts until we are the first state with no more waiting kids in foster care," said Kelly Rosati, Focus on the Family’s senior director of Sanctity of Human Life.
Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, knows what it's like to be an orphan. He shares his story in his book, Finding Home.
Daly said the momentum needs to continue.
"The vision is clear from the Lord to take care of the widow and the orphan," he said. "I don’t want to turn my back on that. We’ll do what it takes to use Colorado as an example.
"I think the Lord will honor us because we’re taking care of the least among us, and for that reason I’m excited about it."
When Christians choose to step up and care for children in need of a family, it is a cause for celebration.
Great job, Focus on the Family!
For more information, see http://www.icareaboutorphans.org.