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When Church is a Challenge

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When life is a struggle, Believers want and NEED church. We desire fellowship with others, corporate worship, and being led through Scripture for a nugget of God’s peace that passes all understanding. Unfortunately for many foster and adoptive parents, the idea of going to church may also bring up feelings of anxiety. Should I try… Continue reading

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Kids from Tough Places: Difficult Behavior and What to Do About It

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There’s a widespread misunderstanding that kids in care are ‘bad kids’ who act out. While many kids from foster care have challenges with attachment and trust and other emotional disabilities, at their heart they are kids who don’t always know how to receive the love they desperately need. This misconception that kids in foster care… Continue reading

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Helping Kids from Hard Places Feel Safe

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In the month of October we see neighbors front yards turn into graveyards, spider webs covering trees, and skeletons hanging from racks in the grocery store. Generally, this isn’t unsettling for us and despite the decorations, we feel safe. The understanding we have of feeling safe in our surroundings is called “felt safety”.   Kids… Continue reading

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Foster Parent Townhalls

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Greater Denver Metro (Southeast) – Monday, 10/2, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Shiloh House, Family Resource Pavilion, 9700 E. Easter Lane, Centennial CO. Promote on Facebook – Download Flyer Greeley – Monday, 10/16, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Location: TBD   Promote on Facebook – Flyer coming soon. Visit www.co4kids.org/townhalls Grand Junction – Saturday, 10/21, 10:30 am – Noon, Location: Church of Christ Grand Junction, Fellowship Hall, 2893 Patterson… Continue reading

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What Does it Take to Become a Foster Parent?

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There’s a lot of talk out there about the laborious process of getting certified as a foster parent. While it’s not always easy, it is a bit simpler than you would think. The key is to take it one step at a time to avoid getting overwhelmed. Here are 5 major steps on the journey… Continue reading

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Building a Support Team: Matt and Teresa’s Story

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Before becoming foster parents in 2014, Matt and Teresa took time to build their support team which includes Teresa’s dad, Tom and his wife, Anne. Currently, Matt and Teresa are caring for an 11-month-old baby boy, nicknamed Espresso, placed in their home last fall. Espresso is their 2nd placement. Espresso’s half-brother, who was safely reunified… Continue reading

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Now Hiring: Family Care Team Manager

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Position: Family Care Team Manager Reports to: President Status: Salary exempt Hours: 40 PURPOSE: Provide Christ-centered leadership and management for successful recruitment, training and support of Project 1.27 families and churches which fulfill our vision and mission. SCOPE: Responsible for Project 1.27’s family recruiting, tracking, training, and support; supervision of Family Care Managers; church relationships;… Continue reading

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Praying for Peace: Adam & Katie’s Story

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What was it like when Baby Girl first arrived? Exciting chaos! We received the call from our case worker at 2:30 on Tuesday afternoon and she arrived at 6 pm. With Baby Girl on the couch, we filled out a bunch of placement forms and reviewed the hospital discharge instructions. Then, after months of training,… Continue reading

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