What Can I Do?

If you are reading this and wondering what you can do to help the plight of the orphan, this page is for you!

First off, pray. Yes, pray. Ask God to show you His heart for the motherless and fatherless. Ask Him to give you eyes to see them the way He does. Imagine yourself being alone without a family, forsaken, hungry, afflicted.

Maybe God will give you a heart to adopt. Maybe He will call you to help feed those who are hungry and alone. Maybe He will ask you to help a family who is struggling to raise the funds for an adoption. Whatever it is, He will show you. He will stir your heart. God loves and cares for the orphans passionately and looks after each one. He will help you to understand the part He wants you to play in His mission.

God calls us all to action on their behalf. Some of us will be the ones who bring them into families, while others will be mouthpieces for those who cannot speak for themselves. Others will play a role in funding these things. Each of us has a part to play.

Here are some practical ideas for those wanting to help:

1. In honor of the dream that inspired this site, you could pray when you’re checking out at the store (especially when you’re at Target), and take the purchase price of an item (or items) that you’re buying and instead of purchasing the item(s), give that money to orphan support.

2. Sell something and donate the money to help an orphan in need or to help a fundraising adoptive family.

3. Hold a fundraiser at your school, church, neighborhood, or club. Have a bake sale, a car wash, anything you think could generate funds.

4. Go blog surfing (see links on the right) and find adoptive families who are struggling to raise the necessary funds, and give to their cause.

5. Go to feedingtheorphans.com and sponsor a child monthly with however much you are able. You can even buy a t-shirt that will feed an orphan for a month!

6. Go to projectglobalhope.org and give to one of the many awesome projects they are doing to help orphans in Ghana, Africa.

7. Spend time praying for the orphans of the world, and advocating on their behalf. Maybe you know of someone who is interested in adopting that you could encourage. You might make a difference in an orphan’s life, just by telling someone about orphans, raising awareness that they are out there, in need of loving families and support.

8. Start a business and donate a portion of the profits…

Whatever you do, remember that every action will make a difference in the life of an orphan.