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Group Challenges Evangelicals to Adopt Foster Kids

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Group Challenges Evangelicals to Adopt Foster Kids

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Group Challenges Evangelicals to Adopt Foster Kids

Group Challenges Evangelicals to Adopt Foster Kids

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The Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family held a three-day summit this week to challenge evangelicals to adopt foster children. The federal government estimates that there are half a million kids in foster care in the United States. Some 115,000 are awaiting adoption.

The pilot project in Colorado is meant to serve as a national model. On the last day of the summit, churches from Colorado's biggest cities are being brought in to be "challenged" to get their members to adopt.

Eric Whitney reports from member station KRCC.