Quotes and Passages
"Adoption is a beautiful picture of redemption. It is the Gospel in my living room. And sometimes, it's just hard." - Katie Davis from "Kisses from Katie"
“Defend the cause of the weak and the fatherless; Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Deliver the weak and needy from the hand of the wicked.” Ps 82:3-4
*It is estimated that between 143,000,000 and 210,000,000 children are orphans. That’s at least 143 MILLION children in the world today. That would be, theoretically, the seventh largest nation in the world.
*Every 15 seconds, another child in AFRICA becomes an AIDS orphan. (At the end of every year, 2,102,400 more children will become orphans, in Africa alone).
*Orphans in the world today spend an average of 10 years in an orphanage or foster home. Every day 38,493 children age out.
* these estimated statistics were provided by UNICEF
North Africa is one of the poorest regions in the world and countries in the Horn of Africa are currently suffering through a catastrophic famine.
One in eight children in North Africa die before their fifth birthday.