Shortly after Ruth was born, her parents divorced, went their separate ways and left Ruth in the care of her very economically challenged grandparents. Her grandparents, in fact, tried to give her away.
Thankfully, Ruth was discovered by the directors of a local Christian foster care system in December 2016. She lives with her foster parents, three sisters and a brother, is in kindergarten and loves school.
Recently this couple volunteered to care for Ruth permanently! They have been carefully vetted and will undergo intensive training for more than a year to ensure that Ruth is safe and no longer at risk. Without this foster family, Ruth would be one of the thousands of children living in orphanages across Southeast Asia. And orphanages there typically have five or six caregivers looking after 250 to 300 children!
Every attempt has been made to reunify Ruth with her relatives to avoid placing her in one of these orphanages, but there is no one to care for her. Because adoption isn’t an option for Ruth, a permanent foster family is the best solution.
However, Ruth’s foster parents need assistance financially to care for her long-term. They are committed to caring for Ruth, seeing her through life and calling her their own. Won’t you pray that this loving family will become a permanent reality for Ruth, allowing her to grow up in a Christian household? Your prayers could make all the difference!