Thousands of churches across the country are observing Orphan Sunday this weekend. It's a day meant to encourage Christians to consider adopting.
The campaign is getting a public boost from Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. He and his wife, Mary Beth, adopted three little girls from China and lost one in a tragic accident.
The Chapman family has a ministry that offers guidance to people considering adoption. The ministry is called Show Hope, and it aims to help adoptive families face the unexpected challenges.
Jodi Jackson Tucker, the international director of Orphan Sunday, said adoption is one way Christians can care for needy children. Tucker has adopted five children.
"When you adopt a child, under the biblical view that is a covenant relationship that can never be broken," Tucker told the Associated Press.
To that end, she said it's important to make sure Christians adopt orphans for the right reason. And that reason is to offer them a committed, loving family.