God created the family, and we believe everyone thrives in a family unit where they are supported, encouraged and loved. The Suitcase Movement is a direct result of that belief.
When the Director of Domestic Adoptions for Open Door Adoption Agency, Jane Gilbert, realized the plight of hundreds of Georgia children, she knew she had to do something. Because the fact is, right here in Georgia, there are children living out of a suitcase.
There are children for whom permanency is a foreign concept.
There are children who genuinely believe they are on their own in the world, with no one to support them.
So we prayed, and prayed, and met with the Georgia Department of Family and Children's Services (DFCS), and after years of praying and brainstorming, we devised a plan.
The Department of Family and Children's Services in Georgia is tirelessly advocating for children every day, but they need organizations to come alongside them and bear the load together.
So we joined hands.
They will provide us with access to information on precious waiting children, and we will get the word out and be the guide for the adoptive families, from the homestudy all the way to adoption. At little to no cost.
Have you been thinking about adopting through foster care but you're overwhelmed and don't know where to begin?
The Suitcase Movement might be the perfect place to start. It exists as a megaphone to the public, shouting "Hello!" There are kids right here in our backyards who are waiting for someone to believe in them and tell them they are worth it.
Will you be one of those families?