By LBCH Communications
There are at least 145 million orphans around the world today. In the United States, there are over 400,000 children in the foster care system because it is unsafe or impossible for the children to be with their families.
More than 4,500 of those children in foster care live in Louisiana. These needy children are separated from their families and are “modern day” orphans.
Since 1899, Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home & Family Ministries has served some of God’s most vulnerable children through its on-campus residential home.
However, as more and more children have entered the state foster care system, with fewer than half the number of homes needed to care for them, the Children’s Home has established the Louisiana Baptist Foster & Adoption Network (LBFAN).
The vision of LBFAN is to connect all Louisiana foster children to Christian families and churches and to minister to orphans worldwide.
By recruiting Christian foster and adoptive families and assisting Louisiana Baptist churches in developing foster care, adoption and orphan care support ministries, the Children’s Home is helping churches and families build a bridge between the heart of God and the children who need to experience His love and care.
Contact Beth Green at 318.343.2244 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.