Over the last year, our Adoption program at ICM has experienced a record number of domestic adoptions! While it is so exciting to see those who have been waiting for a child, finally be able to welcome a little one into their family, it is equally meaningful and challenging to see the brave birth mothers who demonstrate such love and sacrifice on behalf of their child. It takes an almost unfathomable amount of courage to say, "I want the best for my baby, and right now I don't feel I can give that to my child, so I will allow another set of parents to raise them." Our hope at ICM is that whenever you think of the placing parents in an adoption situation, you will do so with a sense of respect and honor for the difficult, selfless, choice they made!
The summer months often bring an influx of needs to families in our communities who struggle to make ends meet. We love that we can partner with the Body of Christ through hosting children in families who are in crisis situations. Still, we are always in need of more volunteers! Please feel free to call our office at (217) 355-4446 or email [email protected]y.org if you are interested in learning more about volunteering with our Family Care program.
Praises and Prayer Requests
1. Thank God for his provision of the ministry of ICM.
2. Pray the Lord's protection and blessing on the lives of every child, birth parents, and adoptive parents we serve at ICM.
3. Pray the Lord provides the Family Care volunteers needed to meet the need for placements in our Safe Families/Parenting Partner programs.
4. Praise God for His healing work that takes place through the Counseling program at ICM.
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