About

The Karis Adoption Fund exists to help Christian families in Oklahoma, North Texas and Louisiana offset the cost of domestic as well as international adoptions.  The Karis Adoption Fund Board has decided to also make limited funds available to help Christian families in the Ukraine adopt children from their own country through a program called Adoption Without Borders.

From its beginning the Karis Adoption Fund has intentionally focused on helping Christian families offset the cost of adoptions.  The scope of our focus is not linked to one Christian denomination over another; rather, we intentionally welcome the addition of other evangelical, Gospel-believing churches and individuals that seek to promote, fund, or benefit from the Karis Adoption Fund.

The Karis Adoption Fund is managed by Lifesong for Orphans. Interested applicants may go here to find out how to acquire an application.  Submitting an application does not guarantee an applicant will receive funds; however, it is the first step.

Lifesong has been blessed with a partner that underwrites all US administrative and fund-raising costs.  This means that 100% of your donation to the Karis Adoption Fund will go directly to the need…changing the label of children from Orphans to Sons and Daughters.

Karis Adoption Fund Board

The Karis Adoption Fund has an oversight board that exists to promote both the resourcing and distribution of the fund.  For more information on participation in the fund please contact one of the Karis Adoption Fund board members below:

James Hunt: jhunt@karisadoptionfund.org (405) 503-4092

Carisa Wilsie

Tom O’Keefe: tokeefe@karisadoptionfund.org (405) 409-4998

De’Aun Sandvig: dsandvig@karisadoptionfund.org

Kyle Pewitt: kpewitt@karisadoptionfund.org (405) 301-3774

Lindy Green

 

A Biblical View of Orphan Care and Marriage

1. We believe the Scriptural mandate to care for orphans is a command rooted in the heart of God the Father.  We believe it is demonstrated in the compassion Christ modeled and that it is rooted in the Gospel of grace.  We believe that the appropriate response for followers of Jesus is to model the heart of God through Holy Spirit empowered, practical action.  We believe that to theorize in the abstract about the plight of the orphan and to feel an associated emotional response does not constitute obedience to the divine expectation.  Rather, we believe that Gospel-motivated, Christ-centered action is the only way to rightly respond in faithful obedience.

“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” (James 1:27, ESV)

“Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” (1 John 3:18, ESV)

2. We affirm and celebrate the biblical institution of marriage being uniquely between one woman and one man united in holy matrimony for life.   The “one woman / one man” institution of marriage is the only way to fulfill the purpose of glorifying God through raising up a godly generation, through co-ruling over creation, and enjoying the many dimensions of blessing that marriage can offer.

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24, ESV)

See also: Genesis 1:27-28 and Hebrews 13:4