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“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and
wonderfully made…” (Ps 139:13-14 NIV)
Our purpose in providing you with waiting children listings has to do with awareness and information. You need to be aware of the need, and it's important that you have as much information as necessary to make an adoption decision. It's easy to become discouraged by the staggering numbers when thinking about how many children do not have parents, but once you lay your eyes on a face or read a brief description of a child's background, something changes. Our prayer is for you to begin to see these children through the eyes of God, that you will become so burdened by their needs and you will be called to action.
Whether or not you are considering adoption, we want to challenge you to think about other ways waiting children listings can be used…
- Praying for these children is perhaps the best thing you can do for them! Find creative ways to pray for them, and ask God to do more than we could ever imagine or dream. Pray for a specific child until he/she finds a home. Pray for kids from a specific country. Pray for the families that these children will be going to. Pray for churches to respond to the need.
- We want you to see these listings as more than a place to pick or choose your child. Our desire is that you see these listings as learning tools, something that can teach you more about these special children and the countries (including the U.S.) they live in.
- Become an advocate. Maybe God will place a special burden on your heart for a specific country or a specific kind of child (special needs, infants, teenagers, foster care kids, etc.) so that you can begin to take steps to help a specific group of children.
View waiting child listings on the following websites:
International Adoption Agency Websites:
United States Foster Care Adoption Websites:
Disclaimer: FamilyLife does not necessarily endorse, in their entirety, all the agencies or organizations represented. The children listed in this area are listed by certain agencies, and these agencies have invested their time and resources to advocate for these children. If you wish to adopt a certain child you should be willing to adopt through the agency that represents that child. Also, a completed homestudy is usually required by the representing agency in order to evaluate you as adoptive parents. For the sake of the children, you may notice some measures taken to ensure their privacy. As frustrating as this may seem to potential parents, it is essential to insure the privacy of each child.