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"There's no such thing as unwanted children, just unfound families,” says Leigh Anne Tuohy, the real life mom from "The Blind Side" movie, who has a new TV series that shines a light on adoption by helping foster children become adopted into their forever families.

“Family Addition” is a new reality show featuring foster families who are moving to adopt, revealing the real practical, physical, and emotional struggles and joys of adoption.  Host Leigh Anne Tuohy will be working alongside these families to support them as they prepare to add another child to their family, as well as providing “make over” home improvement projects for the family.  You can tune in Fridays at 9pm on UPtv to check it out - and don’t miss Saddleback Orphan Care featured on their resources page! http://www.uptv.com/resources4

Are you thinking about adoption, know someone who is, or are just interested in learning more? Hear from ordinary people from our own church who have adopted at our monthly “Thinking About Adoption” event on July 3 from 6:30-8:30pm in the MO2 Gathering Room http://saddleback.com/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=58125.

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Thank you to the over 700 families who have contributed to emptying orphanages in Rwanda.  Your gifts are making a difference helping 3000 children leave the orphanages!  5 of Rwanda's 35 orphanages have already been emptied and 800 children now have a permanent loving family in Rwanda to call their own. With your help, the PEACE plan is training and equipping local churches to empower and support Rwandan families for life-long, self-sustaining adoption.  Children now have a family of their own! Let’s get to zero children in orphanages!

If you haven't gotten involved yet, you still can! Here are two options:

GO

You and your family can make a lasting difference by traveling to Rwanda! Teams are going year round, and we’ll provide all the training you need.

To learn more about going on Rwanda PEACE trip, email orphans@saddleback.com or attend one of our trip info meetings:

  • May 15, 6:30-9pm in the MO2 gathering room
  • May 22, 6:30-9pm in the MO2 gathering room

 

GIVE

For $38 a month, you can have a major impact in the life of an orphan as Rwanda continues to empty their remaining orphanages by the end of 2014!

Your sponsorship helps provide: A FAMILY, school fees, medical insurance, sustainable income-generating skills, church-based lay social worker support, and family training through the local church

Unlike other sponsorship programs, your sponsorship goes to the family through the local church. Working through our long-standing network of PEACE Plan local churches allows for high accountability and integrity.

The PEACE Plan is the only effort that is not just caring for orphans, but ENDING the orphan crisis by reuniting children with parents in the community or raising up and training adoptive families in Rwanda

Visit http://saddleback.com/giving/opportunities/emptyorphanages/ to sign up.

 

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If you’ve ever thought about adopting or fostering, Thinking About Adoption is the place for you! Come get accurate information, simple overviews, and your questions answered. Hear from ordinary people who have adopted in a no-pressure, friendly environment.

Learn God’s heart for adoption, and simple ways to take your next step!

6:30-8:30pm in the MO2 Gathering Room. http://saddleback.com/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=58122

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