Johnny Carr, a member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans’s “Church Orphan Ministry Advisory Council”, wrote an op-ed on Ethiopian orphans in the Washington Post recently. The piece highlights the vast need, warning “the future of Ethiopia’s children is heading toward a crisis of epic proportion if measurable and immediate action is not taken.” Here is an excerpt:

While most orphanages are built in good faith they are usually built in response to a crisis. In 2009, Americans adopted 2,277 Ethiopian children. It is easy to see that the numbers just do not add up even with the addition of other countries adopting from Ethiopia. We must be proactive in our approach and not just responsive. Orphanages should not be viewed as acceptable long-term solutions for children. Man has made orphanages for children, but God made the family for children. How then do we place as many children in families as possible?

Read the entire post HERE at The Washington Post online.

HT: Christian Alliance For Orphans BLOG