Go check out the NACSW blog for a guest post by AGOHA Director of Placement Services Elizabeth Ehlen! Elizabeth writes about caring for orphans from the perspective of a Christian social worker, and what we can do to support adoption of those who need it most.
For years there has been a growing movement in Christianity promoting adoption, particularly international adoption, as a ministry outreach. It makes sense when you think about it; as Christians we are “adopted as sons” (Gal 4:4-6) into God’s greater family and God has an incredibly large and beautifully diverse family. We are mandated to care for the widow and the orphan (Isa 1:17), and when it comes to orphans the best way to care for them is to give them a loving, Christ-centered family. It gives you warm fuzzies, doesn’t it? Continue reading here: