Our next Home Stage Production, The Family Nobody Wanted, focuses on the joys and challenges of transracial adoption. The real-life Doss family adopted 12 ethnically-mixed children in the 1940s, a time when racial prejudice was rampant. We are thrilled to being bringing this play to the stage during November, which is National Adoption Month. In addition, our first Sunday matinee (November 3) falls on Orphan Awareness Sunday. Many of the kids adopted by the Dosses were languishing in orphanages because they were deemed “unadoptable.”
To further educate our audience on adoptee needs, we will have an information table in the lobby during each performance, where anyone can pick up literature for all the area organizations who facilitate adoption, especially international adoption.
But there is ANOTHER way you can participate and help needy children, when you attend a performance of The Family Nobody Wanted. Orphan status often means foster care. Children’s Lantern is a Christian ministry based in Ohio, which seeks to serve kids worldwide by feeding them, freeing them from the slave trade, helping with foster care, and funding adoption. Children’s Lantern prepares foster care bags to send with each child who is placed in the foster care system. Often they arrive with only the clothes on their backs. The care bags contain an initial supply of all appropriate hygiene items. Depending on the age of the child, these might include:
- body wash
- baby wipes
Please consider bringing one or more of these items with you to the play on the night you attend. We will present all donated items to Children’s Lantern at the close of the production’s run, for use in their foster care bags. Help us be a blessing to needy children this Christmas! Thanks in advance for your partnership!