"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
- James 1:27
100% of your donation to an adoption grant will help fund a Candian Christian family's adoption, without deducting anything for administration costs.
Connecting, equipping and mobilizing the Church in Canada to care for the orphan through adoption and foster care.
We are very excited to share our very first ABBA Canada promo video with you all! It features a couple of our wonderful grant recipient families sharing their story and how you played a role in their process.
We also want to send a huge thank you to Jelly Marketing for donating their time and production to make the video free for us!
A very interesting study has been released by the Dave Thomas Foundation. This is a first-of-its-kind survey of Canadian’s attitudes about adoption, including adoption from foster care, international adoption and private infant adoption.
One of the findings of the study was that “if just 0.4 per cent of Canadians who have considered adopting from foster care would follow through then every child currently in Canada’s foster care system would have a safe, loving and permanent home.”
We know you visit our site because you have a heart for adoption, so we thought this might be of interest to you. It’s a long report, but take a browse through, it contains some interesting information and lots of colourful visuals and infographics to represent the findings.
See the report here
This past Valentine's Day, Southgate Church in Langley held their annual date night fundraiser for ABBA Canada. This is the 3rd year and rumour has it, it's been getting better each year. Most folks expect to sit with a group of people at a long table and have a spaghetti dinner.
However, when they arrived, most were surprised to see the beautifully decorated Italian style table-for-two. They were even more surprised at the deliciously catered dinner and entertainment throughout the evening.
At the end of it all, $6,000 was raised for adoption grants, which will provide grants for two families!
We always welcome your creative ideas for a fundraiser. It's individuals like yourself that help raise the money for ABBA Canada families.
This picture from grant recipients Keith & Cecelia has quickly become one of our favourites! It's a beautiful series of images that captures so much of the emotion of the first meeting with their beautiful baby girl. Here is an excerpt from their post about the moments captured:
"I can hardly believe that 9 months have gone by since we first held our baby girl in our arms. I still recall the knots of nervousness and anticipation as we approached the entrance of the Kaohsiung High Speed Rail Train Station to meet Holly and Ashleigh, workers from the orphanage, and our baby girl, Audrey. I could hardly contain all the emotions that I was experiencing knowing that our lives were about to completely change in sheer minutes. I knew I was smiling ear to ear and I could feel the trembling of my hands as I pulled my luggage behind me trying to keep up with my husband, Keith, who probably didn't realize it but was walking extremely fast! He later told me he was lost in his thoughts over how to react upon meeting Audrey - wanting to completely allow his emotions to pour forth but also realizing the somewhat awkwardness of meeting our baby for the first time at a train station in a foreign country."
It's stories and pictures like this that keep us excited day after day with the work of ABBA Canada! Click here to visit their page and read their full story.
We're always thankful for the support and work our friends over at Focus on the Family do every day. Today, we want to highlight a specific service that we feel will be valuable to our adoption community here at ABBA Canada.
Focus on the Family is now offering post adoption support counselling for adoptive families. They have a team of qualified counsellors who would love to speak with you if you ever need support in your post-adoption journey.
If you would like to speak to one of their counsellors or know someone who would, the number is 1-800-661-9800 (Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm PST). When you call, ask for the counselling assistant who will help you schedule a complimentary telephone consultation with one of the counsellors.
We are so happy that this service exists, as we know the journey can be full of surprises!
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