I just read a very compelling article over at the website Moore to the Point which clearly articulates our belief that the orphans (abroad and in foster care) are our neighbors, and thus, we should care for them. Here is one of my favorite parts:
Yes, orphan care can be risky. Justice for the fatherless will sap far more from us than just the time it takes to advocate. These kids need to be reared, to be taught, to be hugged, to be heard. Children who have been traumatized often need more than we ever expect to give. It is easier to ignore those cries. But love of any kind is risky.
The Gospel means it’s worth it to love, even to the point of shedding your own blood. After all, that’s what made a family for ex-orphans like us.
I encourage you to read it, and think about what he has to say.