Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the case of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. – Isaiah 1:17
There are over forty bible verses in the Old and New Testaments regarding orphans, many instruct us to care for orphans. Adoption is a wonderful way to do this and is consistent with God’s plan. He says that He is a Father to the fatherless, and that He sets the lonely in families. He provides an example of adoption by adopting us. While we believe that adoption is God’s best plan for orphans, there are many orphans who cannot be adopted. Learn how you can care for these orphans.
Learn More About Orphan Care
Are you interested in learning more about orphan care? Contact the 1:17 Center for Global Adoption to have one of our staff members come to your civic, community, or church group to share about the state of orphans globally and how you can care for them.
Support Orphan Care
Although our agency focuses on adoption, we personally and professionally support the following organization that ministers to orphans who cannot be adopted.
Loco Ministries is located in Chihuahua, Mexico. They have three main focuses of ministry:
Revive. Revive is a transitional program that helps orphans who are aging out of the orphanage system by providing them with a home modeled after a family unit, where they attend high school and college, receive emotional, spiritual and physical support and obtain tools to become successful adults.
Restore. Restore is a program that focuses on helping family members care for their children rather than sending them to an orphanage. Restore comes along-side the care givers to offer support to help them keep their children out of institutions. Also, Restore has a community center where children in the program can come to receive nutritious meals, tutoring, community resources and a general safe environment to encourage children and families to remain together.
Renew. Renew focuses on children who are currently living in orphanages. LOCO offers short-term trips in order for far away Christians to come to Mexico and serve. They are in the process of engaging the local church to get involved here as well. Renew also provides upgrades to facilities, filling of pantries, and a Discipleship component to cultivate the hearts of the children in orphanages. Renewing facilities, renewing bodies, and renewing souls.