A young man, who has grown up in the foster care system, stood before a church in Florida to make a plea for a family.
“I’ll take anyone,” Davion said. “Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don’t care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be.”
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Davion’s plea got national attention and 10,000 families stepped forward as potential families for him. His case worker stated, “he will be getting a family for sure.” It thrills my heart to see how folks have stepped forward after hearing this young man’s plea, yet it breaks my heart that he had to ask.
There are around 100,000 children in the foster care system in the United States who could be adopted. No, you did not read the number wrong. Shocking isn’t it? Even more shocking….there are more than 220,000 churches in the United States. Church we need to step up! If every church would commit to one child who is in the system – Wow. Just Wow! Every child in the US could have a family….should have a family.
Let’s do something about this.
A great place to start is by spreading awareness. November 3rd is Orphan Sunday Take time to look at the resources and help your church defend the cause of the fatherless.
Thankful for Davion’s courage, but hoping that the 10,000 families who called about him now will adopt other children who need families and I am praying that another child never has to step forward on a Sunday morning to ask for a family. Let’s pursue being a church known for caring for orphans.
Now that we have that settled….I am off to find families for all the orphans in China. 🙂