30 Churches Engage in Ministry of Adoption & Foster Care in 2017!
Thirty San Antonio area churches engage in ministries to adopt and foster children in the San Antonio area in 2017, according to the Christian non-profit, Alliance 4 Orphans! Over 81 families have started the process of adopting and fostering children!
In the San Antonio area there are currently 4180 children in the care of the Department of Family & Protective Services in Region 8. Those in the foster care system in the San Antonio area include 2233 children.
Of those children in the foster care system:
75% upon leaving the system will have experienced sexual abuse (www.hg.org)
76% will become victims of human trafficking
40% will become homeless and 30% will end up in the Juvenile Court System!
Additionally, Alliance 4 Orphans has held various informational meetings throughout the year with 735 people attending. Of those attending the informational meetings, 306 church members have agreed to support those in their church who are adopting and fostering a child/children!
Certainly the Christian community could make a huge impact in children’s lives for generations by adopting and fostering a child.
To learn more contact: Alliance4orphans at http://www.alliance4orphans.org/