A Family for Every Orphan is proud to be a part of the World Without Orphans movement, as one of many organizations working towards the vision of finding families for orphans around the world.
More than 1 billion children are exposed to violence every year and 152 million are considered orphans. At least 7 million of them literally have no one in their lives and need a new permanent family. Research demonstrates that institutional care is not the best solution for the development of children and can even be damaging to a child’s ability to lead a healthy, productive life. A cultural and infrastructural shift to family-based care (strengthening biological families, kinship and foster care, and adoption) must take place.
Thankfully God's people are rising to respond to the plight of the fatherless. In many countries churches are joining efforts with governments, NGOs, and businesses to bring sustainable transformation to the way orphans and vulnerable children are being cared for in their societies. We believe the Body of Christ has the capacity to provide every child with permanent family connections and end the orphan crisis. God is a Father of the fatherless and he sets the lonely in families (Ps. 68:5-6).
In light of this growing movement, the first Global Forum for a World Without Orphans will be held on February 11-14, 2016 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This will be a strategic time to activate, connect, and equip the Christian community worldwide to address the orphan crisis, as leaders from around the world develop and share solutions that provide every child with a safe, stable, and nurturing family. - See more at: http://wwoforum.org