I heard from a fellow adoptive momma that the orphanage in Ethiopia where her son is living, is almost out of food.
OUT OF FOOD.
As I understand it, referral fees (the fees we pay when matched with our children) are huge because they don’t just pay for our child’s care. It doesn’t cost $6,600 to care for one child for 3-6 months in the orphanage. Those fees support the orphanage as a whole. EVERY child there gets food through my fees. So I am thrilled to pay the fees. I want those kids to get fed. Not just my daughter, whoever she may be. I want them all to eat.
When the referrals dramatically slow down, so does the flow of money. And the kids don’t get fed.
It’s almost more than a momma’s heart can take.
So many tummy’s are empty right now. And they’ll still be empty tomorrow. Yet here I sit. In my comfortable home. With my cupboards full.
What I can do, is bigger than I give it credit for. I can pray.