Houses of worship helping solve foster care crisis in Oklahoma

Here is an excerpt from an article at RNS where Russell Moore was interviewed about the foster care crisis in Oklahoma:

"At the BGCO event, hosted by the First Baptist Church of Edmond, a suburb north of Oklahoma City, Christian advocates for foster care and adoption urged congregations to become involved.

Speakers at the rally included Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, who noted that if each church in America supported one foster or adoptive family, the crisis of children without homes would disappear.

Moore, an adoptive father himself, is the author of the book “Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches,” which was distributed to attendees as part of a packet of resources for those contemplating adoption.

Renee and Charlie Blount have a daughter, Avery, 16, and twin boys, Ethan and Evan, 13. They also have fostered nine children, including two pictured here. Photo courtesy of Charlie Blount

Moore said he was impressed by the collective effort in the state. “It seems to me that Oklahoma is miles ahead of most of the country when it comes to calling churches to this task,” he told Religion News Service."

Read the full article here