Helpful Resources

Christian Alliance For Orphans

CAFO offers an incredible amount of resources for churches. Whether you're trying to expand your ministry or are starting from scratch, their resources will empower your church to make a difference in foster care and adoption. Visit CAFO.org/church

Blog | Jason Johnson

Author and speaker Jason

Johnson teaches church-based ministry strategies and writes informative and inspiring articles on foster care. Click HERE to visit his website.

Virginia Kids Belong

VA Kids Belong mobilizes churches, governments, and businesses to help create belonging for every child by recruiting more foster and adoptive families, engaging wrap-around support for at-risk, and helping youth who have aged out without a family reach their full potential. Click HERE to explore their website and resources.

Focus on the Family

Click HERE to check out

eight different sermons on adoption and orphan care.

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How many kids are in foster care in your church's county? 

Virginia Department of Social Services releases monthly foster care statistics. Click HERE to view the numbers for your county.

Book Suggestions

Everyone Can Do Something

By Jason Johnson

Until There’s More Than Enough

By Jason Weber

When Helping Hurts

By Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Adopted for Life

By Russell Moore

For a complete list of Project Belong's recommended books on foster care and adoption, click HERE.

Pastor Resources

Bible Verses about Adoption, Foster Care, and Serving Children

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.”

Psalm 72:4 “May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; may he crush the oppressor.”

Psalm 68:6 “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families.”

Psalm 82:3 “Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

Romans 8:15 “For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

John 14:18 "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you."

Deuteronomy 10:18 “He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.”

Psalm 146:9 “The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.”

Proverbs 31:8 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.”

John 13:34 “A new commandment I give to you: that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”

Psalm 107:41 “But he raises up the needy out of affliction and makes their families like flocks.”

Isaiah 1:17 “Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.”

Click HERE to view, download, and print a comprehensive PDF of Sermon Resources!