Family reunification sometimes needs a helping hand

And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. Malachi 4:1

Many children living in foster care look forward to the day they may return home to their parents or celebrate becoming a part of a ‘forever family’ through adoption.

 Orange County will celebrate National Adoption Day on Thursday as 13 children will be adopted out of foster care. National Adoption Day is November 22.

It is for the sake of the children that inspired Ronald and Donna Wells to form the nonprofit Wells of Agape.

Agape is selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love, the highest of the four types of love in the Bible. The type of love every child should experience.

“It is not just for those in foster care,” Donna Wells said. “It is for the community of the Golden Triangle.”

The organization, founded in 2008, offers parenting classes, anger management as well as relapse prevention for alcohol and drug abuse.

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