Orphans and Vulnerable Children

God’s word is clear. He cares about orphans and vulnerable children, and He wants us, His adopted children, to do the same.  

There are many ways you and your church can care for orphans and vulnerable children, including through adoption, foster care, family preservation, and international orphan care. Through our Orphans and Vulnerable Children Initiative, Anglicans for Life wants to come alongside you as you explore what God would have you, and your church, do on behalf of hurting and lonely children and their families, in your community or perhaps beyond. 

God designed children to be loved and nurtured within the context of a family. Sometimes, through no fault of their own, children are removed from their families of origin. This separation of a child from his or her family can be temporary or permanent. It can also be very traumatic for the child. Whether temporary or permanent, followers of Christ have the opportunity to stand in the gap for children by welcoming them into their homes, whether permanently through adoption, or temporarily through foster care. 


According to the book of James “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows.” (James 1:27 NIV). It is part of our duty as Christians to protect the fatherless and orphan, and adoption is one of the best ways we can care for and love these children. Additionally, as children of God, we come into God’s family through adoption. Therefore, as we have been adopted into Christ, we must affirm and celebrate adopted children, adoptive parents, and birth parents.

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Foster Care

If you believe God is calling you to open your home to children in the foster care system, please contact us. We can share with you about the process of foster care, the goals of the foster care system, and needs in your local community. We can also be a resource for you as you learn more about the various issues related to foster care, including adoption, biological family relationships, trauma, and more. 

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Family Preservation

Closely related to foster care, and often neglected, is the area of family preservation. We believe God wants to heal the brokenness in families. We believe His church can play a vital role in that process.  

Many families experience dysfunction and many face the prospect of losing their children to the foster care system. Many of these families, if they get the help they need, can stay together and find healing. Your church can play a role in helping struggling families. If you want to learn about ways you can help struggling families, please contact us. 

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International Orphan Care

If you feel called to care for children overseas, please contact us. We can connect you with wonderful, Christ-centered organizations who are being Jesus’ hands and feet to children all across the globe

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