U.S. Christians Support Models of Orphan Care Not Best for Children, New Barna Study Shows


Pure and unblemished religion [as it is expressed in outward acts] in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit and look after the fatherless and the widows in their distress, and to keep oneself uncontaminated by the [secular] world. James 1:17 (AMP)



WASHINGTON, June 2, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ — The Faith to Action Initiative has released the findings of a study conducted by Barna Group of 3,000 U.S. Christians revealing their overwhelming support of orphanages, children’s homes and other forms of residential care for children. The report includes new data showing that U.S. Christians donate an estimated $3.3 billion annually to these types of programs and an estimated 4 million have visited orphanages on mission trips.

Unfortunately, this substantial support of orphanages may be perpetuating a model of orphan care not best for children. Decades of research has shown that families — not orphanages — are the best environment for children to receive the care they need in order to flourish…

SOURCE: U.S. Christians Support Models of Orphan Care Not Best for Children, New Barna Study Shows

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