Engage in the rescue and restoration of displaced, abandoned, and abused children.
Millions of children worldwide suffer without family and desperately need connection and care.
orphans worldwide today
The alarming number of orphaned children,* including those in the US foster care system, is a perpetual humanitarian crisis, imploring outcry and demanding action to engage in the solution.
*687,000 children served by the US foster care system within a year
of US adoptions are disrupted every year*
Though adopting a child is costly, exhausting, and expensive, the greatest challenge of restoration begins once the child is home. Post-adoptive restoration pressurizes the family system and often throws families into crisis.
*"Disruption" occurs when a child is returned to the foster care system before the adoption is legalized
enter the system due to neglect
No child enters the system for ‘good’ reasons. Both the cause of their displacement and the grueling process of being systemized causes significant trauma. Each child carries unique burdens, requiring specialized care.
*Drug abuse by the parent, physical abuse, and abandonment are other leading causes for removal.
OJC exists to bring awareness to the orphan crisis, prepare families for adoption, and offer care services to help adopted children and their families thrive unto wholeness.