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“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:40 KJV

Who can be called “the least of these, my brethren” if not the orphans of our world. Children without families become marginalized all across the globe. How do we reach out to them and make a difference? We’re young. We can’t adopt, and we don’t have lots of money to donate to child sponsorship, orphanage work, adopting families, adoption grants, and the many other orphan related caused. So what’s a teenager to do?

Welcome to Teens Interceding for Orphans (TIO). As far as I can tell, no other website exists to provide teens with viable ways to get involved in orphan care. (If there is, please give me the link! I’ve been looking.) We may not be able to contribute in all the same ways available to adults, but we can make a difference. People pay attention when teens take action. I know many of you, like me, would love to do just that.

For constantly updated information, check out the TIO blog. One of the easiest ways you can support this site is by following the blog. I try to make new information/resources/stories/opportunities/etc. available several times a week.

My goal for this site is to collect ideas and provide opportunities for teens to get involved in helping orphans, foster children, and adopting families. If you have ideas to add to any aspect of this site, please send them to me. I’d also appreciate volunteers to guest post on the TIO blog about adoption processes, opportunities for teens to get involved, stories about teen involvement in orphan care, adoption stories, mission trips, etc. Finally, I’d like to create opportunities for teens to partner with adopting families to pray, advocate, help fundraising, etc. If you are a teen or adopting family interested in this, please contact me.

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  1. Another great way to help is to volunteer at a camp such as Royal Family Kids Camp or Camp Alandale (both in California), which are camps for abused children in the foster care system. Sometimes, these camps accept teen volunteers.

  2. I’m glad somebody could help these poor kids. I saw this on the rebeloution and thought i should check it out

    thank you

  3. Rose

     /  May 15, 2014

    Leah you are a inspiration 🙂 I love seeing God work to help those in need, especially through other teens! keep up the good work:)

  4. Leah, Thank you for making this site. It is so inspirational! I am really interested in helping out with orphans. I am going to look over your list of things to do and see what I can do to help!

    Thanks again,
    In Christ,


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