Parenting kids from hard places can feel like spinning plates. Both take careful timing, intense focus and patient practice. Some things spin faster than others and something is always a bit wobbly. It’s stressful! When the day’s show is over, plate spinners are fatigued, exhausted and ready to let the plates rest awhile. That’s where… Continue readingTags: Blog
Most of us are fanatical about keeping our cell phones charged. How else would we stay connected to our family, friends, work and the world? We keep spare chargers in the car for when our phone’s been working overtime to keep us in network. Our need to recharge makes outlets at Starbucks, the airport, even… Continue readingTags: Blog
In preparing for a Refresh Conference 2014 workshop, I’m putting together a “Top Ten Reasons Why Church Involvement in Supporting Foster and Adoptive Kids and Families is So Important”. Here’s my top nine. What would you add for number 10? Kids benefit from extended faith community. A strong faith community provides several of the benefits Search Institute1 has identified… Continue readingTags: Blog
DC 1.27 was recently featured in an online article published by The Christian Post. The article, entitled, Churches Are Helping Orphans, Changing Lives, Saving Taxpayers, AEI Panel Highlights, reflects upon the recent discussion by the American Enterprise Institute on Churches involvement in Orphan-Care. The following excerpt was taken from the article: Aaron Graham, lead pastor at… Continue readingTags: Media News Project 1.27 in the News!
“Do you remember me? My husband, Ben, and I met you at Orientation a few months ago.” I peered closely at the face wrapped in a fur-lined cap. None of us look quite the same bundled up at the early morning, below freezing, co-op produce pickup. “Of course, Kendall !” I responded. With incredible pride… Continue readingTags: Blog
It’s true in those early days of building relationships with new kids. We can’t afford to miss the opportunity to build trust. Time outs are few and far between during that critical time of intentionally drawing them close. It’s true in those long sleepless nights when we’re armored up and praying for a struggling child…. Continue readingTags: Blog
I knew leaving our son at a residential care facility would be heart-breaking, but, I didn’t realize my heart would shatter over and over again every moment of his nine-month stay. My heart screamed with pain through hang-ups, refused calls, shouted curses, aborted visits, fights, silent family therapy sessions, cutting remarks, sobbed-out cries to return… Continue readingTags: Blog
Refresh is a Cristian conference designed for foster and adoptive parents, kinship providers, grandparents, and others who care for God’s orphaned and vulnerable children. Project 1.27 is sponsoring the Care for the Care Giver track designed especially with you in mind! Join Shelly Radic, Susan Wright, and Robert Gelinas at the conference. Low cost child care is also available…. Continue readingTags: Events
The Christian Alliance for Orphans’ Summit inspires and equips Christians to care for orphans with wisdom-guided love. During this conference, attendees will explore effective foster care, adoption, family preservation and global orphan ministry. Register Now!Tags: Events
Project 1.27 was recently featured in the Winter 2014 publication of Philanthropy Magazine! Visit Philanthropy Roundtable to read the full article. Note: We did not report that there were no children waiting to be adopted.Tags: News Project 1.27 in the News!