If you’ve ever thought about adopting or fostering, you are not alone. Did you know that one out of four couples have considered adoption or foster care. The three most common reasons given by families is to provide a permanent home for a child who needs one, to expand their family, and/or because of infertility. No matter why you have considered it, there is a place where you can get accurate information, simple overviews, and your questions answered. During the month of November, Saddleback Church will be hosting an informational seminar called, Exploring Adoption and Foster Care for My Family, at multiple locations in Southern California.
Come learn the current state of vulnerable children both locally and globally. The Orphan Care Initiative will be on hand to provide information and answer questions in a no-pressure environment. Our desire is not to influence your decision but to simply inform it with your eyes wide open. We’ll share simple ways to prayerfully consider whether or not adoption or foster care is right for you.
You'll discover how adoption was God’s idea from the beginning for all of us. The Apostle Paul said, “But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” Galatians 4:4-6 (NLT) Sharing God’s heart for the orphan is a unique feature of this seminar.
Another great benefit is meeting and hearing from ordinary people who have adopted or fostered children and how it has impacted their family. Watch the video below to hear how the Crow family attended a seminar and later found themselves on the foster/adoption journey.
Exploring Adoption and Foster Care Seminar Times and Locations:
Saddleback Church Irvine SouthTuesday, November 15, from 6:30 to 8:00 PMClick here for details
Saddleback Church Rancho CapistranoTuesday, November 15, from 6:30 to 8:00 PMClick here for details
Saddleback Church San ClementeWednesday, November 16, from 6:30 to 8:00 PMClick here for details
Saddleback Church Lake ForestWednesday, December 7, from 6:30 to 8:00 PMClick here for details