Aaron Graham, pastor of a congregation in the District of Columbia, believes that churches are needed to address foster care needs in D.C. The district has over 1,300 foster children in the system, with 300 waiting for adoption. Through a program called DC127, and in cooperation with D.C.’s Child and Family Services Agency, Graham is trying to get at least half of D.C.’s churches involved. In addition to looking for families who will take in foster children, DC127 is recruiting advocates for foster children, respite homes to give breaks to foster families, mentors and other resources for children in the system. DC127 is based on James 1:27, which says true religion entails caring for orphans (Time.com, November 3).