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Encouraging Foster Parents Through the Church

July 15, 2013|5:40 am

A couple who co-founded a church in Washington, D.C. has brought their passion for providing for kids in need of a home and family to the nation's capital, where over 3,000 kids are either in or on their way to the foster care system.

Aaron and Amy Graham while establishing the District Church learned about their new community and were convicted to share their fostering passion with their congregation. DC127, the initiative heading up this coordinated effort, aims to mobilize Washington's dozens of churches to replace the current foster care waiting list with one full of families in line to receive.

"It's surprising how many people there are that are committed to children welfare but how professionalized it has become," said Aaron to The Christian Post on Monday. "There are incredible agencies and social workers… but the church has largely been absent."

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/dc-pastor-couple-mobilizes-city-churches-to-fill-in-foster-care-gap-99787/#IvDWKB2XpqJ3IOQK.99

Source URL : http://www.christianpost.com/news/encouraging-foster-parents-through-the-church-100049/