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Cry of the Orphan is an awareness campaign centered on one truth: YOU are God's plan for the orphan.  Each of us has a role to play in caring for the fatherless.  Cry of the Orphan started in 2005 as a collaborative effort of Hope for Orphans (a ministry of FamilyLife), Show Hope, and Focus on the Family.


Hope for Orphans - Hope for Orphans has been serving churches to reach the orphan since its inception in 2003. We're passionate about helping churches love and care for the fatherless in the United States and beyond by raising awareness of today's orphan crisis and God's heart for the orphan, by providing practical and biblical resources that help churches launch and grow their orphan ministry, and by connecting churches with key organizations that can also help them respond to God's mandate to care for orphans.


Show Hope – Our mission is to care for orphans by engaging the church and helping Christian families reduce the financial barrier to adoption. We are dedicated to helping prospective adoptive parents overcome the financial barriers associated with adoption. We accomplish this by awarding financial grants to qualified families already in the process of adopting. The size of the grant awarded is determined by several factors, the most important being need.


Focus on the Family – We believe that every child deserves to know the love of a forever family. Therefore, our goal is to raise awareness of and recruit families for the more than 100,000 children waiting in US foster care for adoptive families. Our awareness and recruiting efforts are complemented by post-placement resources for adoptive families. These resources also provide practical ways for churches and individuals to support the adoptive families in their communities.