Is anyone here interested in donating to start an Orthodox home for unwanted babies? It will have a site and everything, I'm going to work with my parish on it and they will probably have the link on their site. The idea is to offer a very humane alternative to abortion, and we want to make it all top quality, we'll advertise it as as much as possible and tell mothers who are considering abortion to consider the alternative, and see how well their kid could be taken care of. The project isn't rolling yet, but I'm giving early notice because I wanted to see how much interest you guys might have in it, and if you think you might want to help, I'll keep you posted.
Just a few, I'm just circulating the idea a bit with them. I'm going to bring it up after Liturgy this Sunday. But I'm sure I can get my priest to kick in, and if we get enough, then bishop would probably offer some as well, and he has access to the diocese's coffers.
It would tentatively for adoption, but it could also work as something permanent.
I think if the diocese kicks in, sustaining it on donations permanently wouldn't be too hard.
Do you actually need orphanages where you are?
I don't wish to be mean, rude or sceptical, but if there is a demand for orphanages then there is probably already a local one that you could help rather than just deciding you are going to create a new one.
"Just a few" is not enough, considering babies need full time supervision and are a pain in the ass most of the part
Adoption would be preferable, babies need a home with a mother and father, however most couples arent into adoption that much, so you'll need to have a lot of people involved inorder to keep the house running. I'd strongly advise against it being something permanent though
It would be difficult, considering you must also provide for food, shelter, education, medicines, etc for a ton of babies. Also, what kind of education will you provide?
No, it's a way to make women reconsider abortion.
There will be more than just a few, m8. I meant I have only circulated with the people I know from Church and keep in contact with, rather than the whole congregation. If I get enough people interested, I'm sure the priest would make an announcement after Liturgy.
But it's not about that at all. There would be ads and we would put up posters somewhere, but the idea to come up with a counter to abortion done in the spirit of Christian love (which I actually was inspired by, when my priest says that Christians need to start focusing on providing an alternative to abortion in order to stop it, rather than just focusing decrying it). Women who brought their babies by would be thanked and told they didn't have to choose to let their child live, but they did, which makes them a wonderful.
Rather than emphasizing the wickedness of abortion, the emphasis would be on how happy their child could be. Women can't just be guilt tripped into not having an abortion, they need a positive incentive. And if they saw a bright and wonderful future for their child, that would go a long way in helping.
If you look into adopting children anywhere in the developed world you will find the choice is usually limited to extremely difficult children from broken and problem homes, many of them with mental problems caused by abuse or severe learning difficulties. Maybe you should think about helping them.
Any woman with a normal, healthy baby to "give away" would have a queue of people to take it off their hands and give it a home.
Leave women alone.
The idea is to provide women with a reason to *want* to have their kid. If a woman considering an abortion saw an ad for a place where her kid would have a top tier environment and a great chance for a future, it might make her reconsider the abortion.
And to reiterate, this is not about "harassing" women, this is precisely not that. The point is an anti-abortion project that is driven wholly by Christian love, and is about offering incentive, rather than guilt tripping women.
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Please show us where the big bad Constantine touched you, anon.
> Asking people on 4chan to support a home for little boys and girls
> Said home is run by a Christian
This sure won't end up being a disaster if it reaches the news.