We believe that families who foster and adopt children are answering a “calling.” Many of them agree that it takes more than just liking kids — they must be committed to the relationship. That is why we see families as the front lines of Project 1.27. The church, the foster care system, the case workers, the therapists, the doctors, the friends and extended family are all deeply important and necessary. But nothing can replace the 24/7, 365 presence of a family. They are the full time therapists, advocates, hug givers, cooks, problem solvers, papas and mamas. Hats off to our wonderful families who make this all possible!
Do you feel called to foster care or adoption? Do you long to be a parent to a child or youth and are you willing to offer your family to a child who desperately needs one? If you are so led, then it’s time for you to get started with the first step…
How to become a Project 1.27 Family:
1.Attend a Project 1.27 Orientation (both parents must attend).
2.Submit commitment forms and pay the $100 administration fee.
In general, families must be able to financially and physically provide for their children independent of government subsidies. They must also have a safe and stable home environment and supportive community. Disqualifying criminal history includes felonies involving child abuse, unlawful sexual behavior, domestic violence, physical assault, or battery. For more specific information see Volume 7.701.33 of the Child Care Rules and Regulations: General Rules.