They Need You Now - A Mother's Plea for the Church to Embrace Adoption is a heartfelt and compelling cry from one mother's heart to another. The sad and unfortunate reality is that children who have already suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect are being further traumatized by the uncertainty of a broken foster care system. No system can ever replace the love, support, and security that family brings. Yet, hundreds of thousands of children are lingering in the foster care system, waiting for a family to call their own.
After dedicating 20 years of her professional career to advocating for children in foster care, Kimberly Offutt has come to one simple conclusion: The church is uniquely equipped and positioned to eradicate the foster care system. With over 100,000 children in foster care waiting for a forever family and over 400,000 churches nationwide, if every church identified one family to adopt one child, the Body of Christ could end the hopeless wait for thousands of children around the world.
They Need You Now, the first book in "The Chosen Series" is a plea and a direct call to action for every follower of Christ who acknowledges the biblical mandate of James 1:27:
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
Through sharing intimate details of her personal faith walk with God that led her family to adopt four older children from the foster care system, the reader will see how adoption is at the center of God's heart.
Take this journey with the author while she shares her heart and passion for youth in foster care. This book will share more about the foster care system and the obstacles that children trapped in this system must overcome. You will also learn more about the process of becoming a foster or adoptive parent and how your church and your community can embrace children in foster care and support them.
If you have been praying about growing your family through adoption or you just have the heart to help those in need, this book is for you.
Children in foster care are desperately waiting for a family.
Will your church respond to their cries?
Are you the one?