Sunday, November 25, 2012

30 Days, 30 Posts: Adoption...Shopping Socially Responsible

Another way to support adoption is to support the children who are not matched with forever families.  I don't have any statistics, but many of the children that age-out of the orphanages are sent to live on the streets without the necessary job skills or resources to succeed.  Those children end up in terrible situations such as being sold into slavery, are forced into prostitution, or are killed.

There are many organizations that are trying rescue children from the awful and life-threatening situations.  As you begin shopping for loved ones this holiday season, considering shopping at one of these great online stores.

Rapha House exists to love, rescue, and heal children who have been rescued from trafficking and sexual exploitation.
**I have the "Sophie Purse"

PUNJAMMIES™ are created in after-care facilities for women who have been rescued, released or escaped from a life of forced prostitution. Their lives have been marked by a message – you are a commodity – to be used for others' gain.
**I have a few pairs of the pants and one of the shirts

At Open Arms, we are committed to providing refugee women in America a living wage (the baseline hourly income necessary for food and shelter [including housing and incidentals such as clothing and other basic needs]) which typically runs $3-$7 above the federal minimum wage.
**I ordered one of the skirts and I am looking forward to ordering a scarf

Amazima feeds over 1,200 orphaned and vulnerable children of the Masese community a lunch meal Monday through Friday. Many of these children are from the Karimojong tribe. Seeing that the children were dying of malnutrition and starvation and not in school because they were fetching water, looking for food or begging in the streets, Amazima began a feeding program on a school property. The children come to the school where they know they will be fed, and take a plate of food home each week to their caregivers. They are also allowed to attend class free of charge at the school, participate in Bible studies, and receive medical care and general health training. 
**I was given a necklace from this store as a gift and I think the founder is doing some great things

Adoptive Families has a great list of companies that supports children around the world.  Check it out here:

To find out more about sponsoring a child in another country, consider one of these organizations:
Compassion International

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