BELONG :: Resources

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Kids Belong Event:

Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Century Club Ballroom
356 West Western Ave
Downtown Muskegon

Learn more: www.kidsbelong.com/event

 

Kids Waiting For A Forever Family:

Visit Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange: http://www.mare.org

See pictures of kids in need of a home right here in Michigan.

 

Organizations To Answer Questions And Help You Take Next Steps:

Learn more about Foster Care and Adoption:

Department of Human Services: www.michigan.gov/dhs

Bethany Christian Services: http://www.bethany.org/

Catholic Charities: West Michigan: http://ccwestmi.org/foster-care-adoption

 

Additional Ways To Be Involved:

Provide a short term loving environment for a child whose family is experiencing a pressing difficulty:  Safe Families: http://www.bethany.org/main/safe-families-children

 

Prayer guides to pray for orphans here and around the world:

http://kaywarren.com/wp-content/uploads/Orphan-Care-Prayer-Guide.pdf

http://www.cryoftheorphan.org/User/Document/Fosterprayerguide.pdf

 

Pray and ask God what He is calling you to do.

 

Adopt a foster or adoptive family. Decide to be an encourager, supporter, and helper to a family that has answered the call to adopt or foster. Pray for them and give them courage.

 

Open your home to a refugee: http://www.bethany.org/grandrapids/refugee-foster-care

 

Assist with the work our partners do in South Africa and Haiti with orphans and vulnerable people. You can go on a trip, support those going, or give financially to help support our partners. You can do this by writing South Africa or Haiti on the giving envelope.

 

Get educated about the needs around us and around the world:

Some Books:

Orphan Justice: How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adopting” by Johnny Carr.

Fields of the Fatherless: Discover the Joy of Compassionate Living” by Tom Davis