A Family Waiting For Every Child!
The mission of Project 1.27 is “to inspire, recruit and resource churches and families to foster and adopt the kids in their own backyard.”
Project 1.27 believes in building relationships, God’s calling, a pioneering spirit, community, partnership, integrity, and hope in the fact that every child and youth deserves a forever home.
In December 2004 there were 875 children legally available for adoption in the Colorado foster care system. We also knew there were over 3,000 churches in Colorado with members ‘called’ to care for children. How do we assist in connecting the children waiting for a ‘forever family’ with church members wanting to foster and adopt?
“The body of Christ needs to come together to make sure there are no children waiting for homes in Colorado. It is a travesty that we have kids waiting for homes in our own back yards. That should never be the case…” said Pastor Robert Gelinas in 2004. So we rolled up our sleeves and got to work. The result was Project 1.27. “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans… in their distress” James 1:27, NIV. Project 1.27 is about helping Christian parents foster and adopt children in Colorado’s foster care system. We believe there is a family for every child or youth who is waiting.
Project 1.27 is a foster parenting and adoption program that trains and supports fostering and adoptive families so the family does not have to walk the journey alone! Project 1.27 also partners with local churches to assist these families through the process.
Project 1.27 provides the following services:
- Recruitment of Christian families interested in foster care and adoption
- Host state-required parent training in local churches
- Administrative support and organization for the required paperwork
- Help for church leaders in creating parent support groups, foster care and adoption resources in local churches.
- Coaching and encouragement for parents as they engage the foster care system
The Apostle’s Creed]
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. AMEN.