Yesterday, we received the following letter from our adoption agency (Christian Services of Oklahoma) and thought that someone reading my blog would like to help with this need.
Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me. Mark 9:37
In December 2007 there were FIFTY INFANTS in the Oklahoma City shelter at one time. The Department of Human Services did not have a place for these children so the babies stayed in twenty-four hour daycare until foster homes became available. This was not the first, or the last time this has happened.
It breaks my heart to think of tiny children being left in a shelter or a daycare with changing attendants every eight hours. They were taken from their homes by the Department of Human Services, due to suspected abuse or neglect. These little ones have been through great trauma. The best place for them is with loving families.
I have a dream to provide loving Christian foster homes for these children until they are reunited with their families or placed for adoption.
I am writing to ask for your financial support to allow Christian Services of Oklahoma to start a foster care program to provide homes for the state's children. We need $50,000 to get started.
We already have a $10,000 pledge from a generous donor. We need $40,000 to make it a matching gift.
If you can send a special gift of $12 today Christian Services of Oklahoma will be able to raise the $40,000 which is needed. Your gift is tax-deductible, since Christian Services of Oklahoma is a non-profit organization.
We also need prayers as we embark on taking care of more children for God. Adding another program to our existing programs of adoption and our maternity home will be challenging.
Please pray for us and send whatever amount you can to help us help children.
Yours in Christ,
Devonne L. Carter, LCSW
If you would like more information about Christian Services of Oklahoma, please go to http://www.christian-adoption.org. Their mailing address is:
Christian Services of Oklahoma
1300 E. 15th St. Ste. 140
Edmond, OK 73013