Discovering the Need

Sparrow International strives to equip parents who feel led to adopt by providing guidance through the maze of information and options available and through support and counseling. We do this by… our alliances… mission trips to Colombia…. stories from other families who have successfully adopted children. If you would like to know more about adopting children from Colombia, click here. Pastor David Platt of Brook Hills Baptist Church has written an excellent article on adoption and the gospel. You can read that article here.

Romans 8:23; John 14:18 “we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons… I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”

Below you can view stories of other families and individuals who have adopted and served as sponsors for Colombian children.

Focus on Colombia

The Scope of the Need.

In 2010 Colombia had 577,000 orphans. For a little perspective, Sparrow International makes approx. 4 organized trips to Colombia per year. We minister to approx. 500 orphans per trip. At that rate it would take us 289 years to just see every orphan once. Colombia, is just one country in Latin America. Latin America is just one of three regions of the world, along with Asia and Africa, where the orphan problem is rampant. Asia and Africa have a vastly larger orphan problem than Latin America.