Together for Adoption (T4A) is an amazing organization with the mission to "Mobilize the church to care for orphans by providing gospel-centered resources that explore our adoption in Christ and its profound implications for the global orphan crisis."
T4A's goal is to see churches partnering together with established orphan care and adoption organizations that recognize the importance of vertical adoption (God adopting us in Christ), in order to sponsor regional adoption conference events. These conferences help serve the church in fulfilling its responsibility to visit orphans in their affliction.
T4A has joined the Christian Alliance for Orphans as a key partner in the Haiti Orphan Relief Team (HORT) initiative, a collaboration of advocacy groups and orphan care ministries unified in the goal to see U.S. churches partnered with Haitian churches for the rescue and care of earthquake orphans.
Here's what T4A had to say about HORT on its blog a few days ago:
HORT is a cooperative effort of disaster response experts and U.S. based ministries that have unified to respond to the orphan crisis in Haiti. The team will deploy to Haiti for a two week period, beginning February 14, 2010, with the specific mission of supporting the churches of Haiti to care for orphaned children. This will be accomplished by pairing U.S. churches with Haitian churches, to provide ongoing resources and support. HORT will collaborate with and train Haitian partners to sustain this effort beyond the deployment period.
If you would like to donate a tax deductible gift to fund the cost of this strategic deployment, you may donate online here or send a check to:
Haiti Orphan Relief Team
PO Box 413
Castle Rock, CO 80104