Sunday 1st November is Adoption Sunday
In the UK, 4,000 children are waiting for adoption and 8,600 foster families are desperately needed.
The national Christian charity 'Home for Good' believe that the Church can make a difference. Home for Good raises awareness of the need for foster and adoptive parents, encourages families to provide loving homes for the children in care, and equips the Church to offer welcoming communities for them. They are dedicated to inspiring, equipping and coordinating the network of local movements, churches and individuals who are making our vision a reality.
Home for Good have created the idea of Adoption Sunday. This is an opportunity each year for the Church to share the good news of our adoption into God’s family and to respond to the needs of children and young people in the UK care system.
Adoption Sunday this year is on Sunday 1 November 2015. Could your Church pray for foster carers and adopters and for vulnerable children in your community?
Last year, 300 churches took part, and we've been hearing incredible stories all year about families choosing to foster, adopt and support because of Adoption Sunday 2014. This year, we hope many more churches will take this opportunity to pray for the foster carers and adoptive families in your church, raise awareness of the children waiting for adoption, and celebrate our adoption into God’s family.
Sign up at http://www.homeforgood.org.uk/get-involved/adoption-sunday receive prayer cards for your congregation and to access to prayer ideas and other things you could include. You do not need to dedicate the whole service but if you can find a 2 min slot to help raise awareness that would be amazing.
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Home for Good: Suffolk is a local movement of Home for Good operating in our town. They can provide more information about how this project in making a difference in Ipswich and beyond. For more information or any questions about Adoption Sunday please contact Melissa Naish firstname.lastname@example.org