We want to Recruit, Resource & Inspire churches and organizations outside the state of Colorado to help Christian parents adopt and foster in faith.
Very few people that start the process of adoption through foster care acually end up adopting children (only 3.5%). The process of becoming a certified foster parent or adoptive parent can be overwhelming and confusing. Once children come into the home, the process gets even more intense and complicated. Our goal is to increase the success rate of interested parents by providing support, expert advice, administrative assistance and outstanding training.
We hope the story of Project 1.27 and the results this ministry has in Colorado will inspire and challenge you or your church to consider how you might be able to mobilize local churches for the cause of children in foster care.
Project 1.27 started in January of 2005 by developing an easier way for Christian parents to make it through the difficult process of adopting and fostering children in foster care. We have developed training specifically designed for a Christian audience and have systems and formats that will help make this journey easier for parents.
These resources can be available to you if you would really like to make a difference in your community or state.
Here are some questions for you to consider:
What is your…..
Vision and Mission Statement?
Impact Level: Do you want to impact your State, Region, Community, County or Church?
Church Involvement: Is your Senior Pastor on board, are there passionate Lay Leaders, will there be any financial support?
Ministry Scope: Recruit, Train & Support? Just Recruit? Just Support? Create Awareness? Foster Care? Adoption?
Governmental Environment: Is the state or local government open to working with people from the faith community? Is there any conncections or relationships with local officials?
Other Church Interest: Do you know any other churches in your area that are interested in this topic too?
Potential Partners: Businesses, Key Donors, Social Workers, Counselors, Mental Health professional?
If you would like to start a dialogue, please call or email Shelly Radic.
View a sample of Support Team Training here.