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Make a Difference: Project 1.27

Some of you know that we have considered adoption as a way to grow our family. It's been an idea tumbling around in our minds for several years since walking with close friends through the process of adopting three of their own - yes, three! And there have been moments when I've thought to myself, "If they can do three, we can at least adopt one." It breaks my heart (and should really break the heart of anyone who takes the time to consider it) that there are children in our world, in our country, in our state... even in our town, who are not loved. Even worse, these children are abused, unwanted, and subjected to horrors most of us cannot imagine.


That is why today's Make a Difference is Project 1.27. This Christian non-profit is on a mission to create a social welfare system in Colorado that has no waiting children. In other words, their goal is that there would be more families waiting for children to adopt than there are children in the system. Amazing! The way Project 1.27 is working to achieve this is by working directly with state and county departments to partner families with waiting children (ie. children in foster care). In addition, Project 1.27 is privately funded by generous donors so that parents wanting to adopt are not hindered by the cost of adoption.

My husband and I recently attended the Project 1.27 Orientation that serves as an entry point for potential adoptive parents as well as individuals who will be supporting families who choose adoption. This well-planned event is a great way to find out more about the organization and the process of adoption through the foster care system. Project 1.27 continues to look for new church partners and advocates for foster-to-adopt.

I'm sure some of your are wondering if we decided to adopt. For now, the answer is "no." One thing we walked away with was that adopting is a calling from God. We know we're not called... at least not right now. But we still care about orphans - the children who I described above - and we know that we have a voice to share. So I hope you'll check out their WEBSITE. Find out how you can support this movement in Colorado.

If you live elsewhere, do you know of other organizations that are advocating for orphaned children? Do you have an adoption story to share? Tell us!

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