Frequently Asked Questions

Q? Does Orphans First Adopt Children?

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Orphans First is not set legally up to actually transact adoptions. However, we do encourage godly, Christian people to adopt.

Q? Are the children sponsored by Orphans First adoptable?

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At this present time, no. We do not work yet with lawyers and are not yet set up for adoptions. Maybe this will happen in the future. Meanwhile, we are delighted to help children in an orphanage setting which functions as a godly family, providing love, care, schooling etc. through sponsors.

Q? How can I adopt a child? What is involved?

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You first need to find a good adoption agency and inquire about adoption procedures. You will then probably have to do some paperwork with your local authorities. When this is done, you will have the needed status to become a potential adoption parent or parental candidate.

Q? What are necessary steps to adoption?

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MOTIVATION
I believe God's heart is for stable, godly Christians to pray about adopting. A person should not pursue adoption for selfish motives, out of his or her own need, but because the person is filled with God's love and is available to share that love as a parent to a needy child. Sterility is all too often the underlying motive of adoption. Yet parents who already have children often make the best adoptive parents. Or what about those who could have children but choose adoption for this simple reason: The world is already full, we've already multiplied and filled the earth, so what about becoming parents to the children who have no parents? This is a special call, and something very close to the heart of God, for He has adopted us. Think about it. Pray about it.

COURAGE
Although adoption can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive, God is able and willing to provide if we set about doing it the right way. What is the right way? Here are some tips to help: Pray. Get others to pray. Set up a prayer chain specifically for your adoption. Pray that God would open all the right doors, close the wrong ones, and that he would pick the child best suited to your parenting ability. Contact good adoption agencies to find out procedures. Then, do all the right legal procedures to become an adoptable parent. Get your church involved to raise money for the adoption. Contact any and every available group or association that might give grants and financial help for adoptions. Get good spiritual counsel on adoption. I can help here. Be sure your motives are rooted in love, in self-sacrifice, and in Christ. This is the only basis for adoption or any kind of parenting.

Q? Can you recommend a good agency?

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