|One Church - One Child, a Kansas City, Missouri non-profit organization, operates as a partnership
between a spectrum of Kansas City area Churches united together with The Children's Division of
Jackson County, a State of Missouri Division of Social Services agency, in an ongoing effort to
promote awareness within our Churches and the greater community of the need for foster and
adoptive homes for an estimated 1,000 foster children and 350 foster children awaiting a permanent
adoptive family in Jackson County.
The group is affiliated with the national One Church - One Child movement, founded by Father
George Clements, a Chicago area Catholic Priest, and although we advocate for the adoption of all
waiting children, the organization places a special emphasis on attempting to locate forever adoptive
families for Jackson County's African American children who make up a disproportionate number of
the children involved in foster care and who traditionally wait the longest time for a forever family.
Some of our current and past efforts include sponsoring and training designated recruiters within
member Churches, providing profile displays of some of the waiting children, hosting awareness
displays at various events within the community, and providing program speaker resources to help
make the needs of Our waiting children real to various audiences. Some of our member churches
also sponsor special events, such a individual and multi-Church musicals, adoption fun carnivals,
as well as sponsor foster youth for birthday and Christmas presents. In addition, we also sponsored
a number of promotions to expand awareness of the Waiting Children, including billboard, yellow
pages and newspaper advertising campaigns, as well as the Adopt KC Kids ribbon lapel pins.
|We invite your Church to join with us in our efforts
to find loving Christian homes for our waiting children.
For membership information, please contact:
Pastor Michael Phillips, President (816) 363-4188
|This site is not formally affiliated with Coming Home Kansas, AdoptUSKids, or The Children's Division, MFCAA,the Jim Casey Foundation / Foster Club.
This website is maintained and provided on behalf of One Church/One Child of Jackson County as a community service and as a Internet resource for
persons interested in adopting foster children in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. This site is maintained by D Pierson, a One Church/One Child of
Jackson County, Inc. volunteer Board Member. All Rights Reserved. (c) One Church / One Child of Jackson County, Inc, 2005-12
|FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ADOPTION
PLEASE CALL (816) 889-2595