The Southern Baptist Church had its annual conference in Birmingham, Al. from June 10th through the 12th. During the convention many topics where talked about but, one specifically is how the church can get more involved with foster care and the adoption process. In a panel discussion with 2 guests, Tera Melber and Jerry Haag, and a mediator, Matt Crawford, they discussed how the church should approach foster care and although it is a messy place that they should still pursue it to help the orphaned children in need.
Crawford, who is a father of an adopted child, sent an important message to the panel and the crowd listening and that message is “the Lord will grip your heart to answer the Scripture’s call to care for orphans.”. Another important message was from Melber, who is a mother of 3 adopted children, her message discussed that foster care is very messy but that Jesus came in and adopted all of us into his family and that the members of the church need to help those who need it, and children in foster care need it the most. A way that churches can get heavily involved is to go to government agencies like the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to try and become a facility for foster kids. This will help these kids have a stable family and community, spread the love of God, but also churches already do so many clothing and food drives for orphaned children that members will be able to see where those donations go and encourage them to donate more.
My name is Pierce Erhardt and I grew up just a little north of Atlanta, Georgia. I went to a small private Christian school my whole life where I began my wrestling career. I was given an opportunity to continue my wrestling career at Huntingdon College another small, private Christian school located in Montgomery, Alabama. I am now a rising Senior getting ready to receive a bachelor’s degree in both Business Administration and Sports Management. I’ve always had the idea of going to law school, and to one day work at a law firm. This idea is what brought me here to The Adoption Law Firm in Montgomery, Alabama. I have been given a great opportunity to intern with adoption attorney Sam McLure, where I have gotten to see some of the ins and outs of how adoptions work.