God Loves Orphans faith Add comments Jan 292010 If you are a Christ-follower, what are you doing to care for orphans? Foster Care Video from Cornerstone Church on Vimeo. Logging In... Profile cancel Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Facebook or CommentName EmailNot published Website 3 Replies 3 Comments 0 Tweets 0 Facebook 0 Pingbacks Last reply was 20 hours ago Starr View 3 hours ago I found your site via Gina’s post today. That you for creating this blog and sharing your story and vision. This video is powerful. aerinclark View 2 hours ago This video is so amazing. So close to the heart…Working in the foster shelter it broke my heart to learn that once most children hit the age of 6 it became harder and harder for them to find a home because people felt they were already too “damaged” in looking into different foster programs with different organizations it was even more heartbreaking to find organizations that only focused on birth to 6 years old. I felt organzations should focus on the older ones considering they needed more help getting a home then the babies did. It seemed to me easier for the babies and toddlers to find homes. In preparing myself to become a foster parent down the road I have made it a point age doesn’t matter need matters after all I’m a 32 year old woman who herself has felt that neon sign with the words “damaged” has followed me around my whole life. Also it felt so good to hear people there for the family as a whole rather then just the child. As a single mother myself who has struggled and had moments of hopelessness it often made me feel worse when people would come to me only for the sake of my children. It made me feel like you are not important you need to get it together for the sake of your children, we don’t care about you and your problems what matters is the children. It makes a person feel like maybe in this moment of hopelessness my children are better off without me, because no one seems to care about me. I would often sit there and read the profiles of the children I was working with and always I would try to put myself in the parents shoes try to understand what they were going through to get to the point of losing their children. People do not sit down and decide to screw up their lives, it is through a domino affect of multiple things happening to bring them to the point of hopelessness that brings them to do drastic things or things to numb their pain. Often times the parents came from the same type of home they are giving to their children, so then to have their children taken away because they are unfit parents makes them feel even worse considering no one rescued them as a child. There is just so much and the roots are deep, you can’t come into the issue and only look at the surface kids who are in need. It is family, community, society who is in need of awareness and tools to break the cycle. Deb Shropshire View 20 hours ago Thank so much!