Through the point person on our church's orphan care ministry team, I have learned of two 14 year old boys in the foster care system in Austin, TX. They attend church each Sunday with their foster family and love the youth group. They desperately want to be adopted, and they have expressed wanting to be adopted by a Christian family, but apparently no one in their church is willing or able to do so. We are concerned these boys attend church in a community each week and can find nobody willing to adopt them.
Do you know anybody in the Austin area willing to take a look at these brothers? I have their profile (with pictures) and can email it to you. They have no "special needs" except what is special pertaining to being orphans. We have been in contact with their social worker, and she confirms they have no mental or physical disabilities, no emotional or psychological problems. They just need a couple or family willing to overlook that they are not babies and raise them in the Lord.
Can you help? Do you know someone who can? Email me at jared AT gospeldrivenchurch DOT com
I know gospel-centered, missional, adoption-passionate churches and believers are a sizable community in Austin. Surely somebody can help.