I wanted to take just a moment and encourage all of our readers to at least consider becoming Foster Parents for 4 main reasons. Here they are...
Christians Take Care of the Needy
"Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans...." - James 1:27
Children are Fundamental to Christianity
"Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God" - Luke 18:16
"The Lord watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; but the way of the wicked He turns upside down" - Psalm 146:9
You Will Have Influence in the Lives of the Lost
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." - Matthew 5:16
You Will Grow As A Disciple of Jesus Christ
I'm not one to sugar coat this issue. Many of you are not cut out to be foster-parents, I know that. It takes a specific type of person to make it through with your hairline intact. But let me encourage everyone who reads this to do your research, contemplate what it will take, count the costs and at least consider becoming a foster-parent for your local state-run foster care department. It will change your life and it will change the lives of others!