“Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
Once they are rescued the first vital steps of the journey of restoration begins – body, mind, and spirit through consistent, loving care, they are slowly healed of their physical wounds, emotional scars, and spiritual separation, all so that one day they can be released into a healthy family, either their own or adoptive.
“God heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me,…‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
Matthew 25:34-36, 40
Having been restored, both mind, body and spirit, we seek to release children into new forever families. Here they will receive love as only a caring family can give. Support that is needed during childhood. And resources needed to flourish. Consistent communication with our "released" children and their families will reassure that everything is going well and keep us abreast of any urgent needs that could be detrimental to the family.
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”