According to the Christian charity Home for Good, according to the most recent figures, almost 3,000 children are waiting for adoption. If each church in this country had one family adopt, or supported a family through adoption that number would immediately reduced to nothing. Furthermore fostering services need to recruit 8,100 new carers this year to meet this need and to account for carers who will retire. The God of the bible clearly loves and cares about children, especially the most vulnerable, and as his church we need to ask how God is calling us to respond to this crisis.
In this episode Rev Emma Swarbrick shares her story of calling to ordination and calling into adoption. As with most cases, the stories she tells involves some level of trauma, so please listen with some discretion.
To find out more check out https://www.homeforgood.org.uk/
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