"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
Read the stories of the families that have received grants through ABBA Canada Foundation. See your donation in action, stop by and leave a comment of encouragement and join with them in prayer.
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When you donate to ABBA Canada, we will contribute 100% of your donation to an adoption grant to help fund a Canadian 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.
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!
Merry Christmas everyone! We are so thankful for you, your support and your concern for adoptive families and waiting children. We just love this time of year and all of the family time and memories that we are so blessed to enjoy. We pray that you and your family would have such a blessed season as you celebrate the birth of Jesus. At this time of year, as we enjoy our family, we always ask you to remember and pray for those that are still waiting for their forever family. What better gift to give this Christmas than the gift of a family to a waiting child? You can be part of that gift with a donation to the ABBA Canada grant fund. 100% of every dollar donated goes towards adoption grants and everything received before Dec. 31 will receive a tax receipt for the 2013 tax year to make it a little easier on your wallet at tax time! Maybe consider giving someone on your list a donation to help an adoptive family.
Merry Christmas from ABBA Canada!
We're very excited to introduce a new adoption connection group headed up by a couple in Manitoba that is very passionate about adoption and fostering. They have a vision to connect people across Canada with similar hearts for adoption and bring action to the Church.
Here is a quote from their Facebook page: "Canada is a huge country with a huge heart! This site is to help make our world smaller and the crisis smaller in Canada. We exist to connect people who care about creating thriving adoptive and foster care families in Canada."
It is always so exciting for us when we see more and more adoption initiatives springing up across Canada. God is definitely moving in Canada and raising a voice for children without families.
We encourage you to visit their page and connect with others that are making a difference in the lives of children without families. Visit them here. They also showcase adoption events and offer support to adoptive families.
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