“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.