As many of you know, our daughter Lauren has worked for Lutheran Adoption Service for the past seven years. LAS is one of the largest adoption agencies in the state of Michigan--serving all children in the foster care system, and was successful in placing 423 of these children into "Forever Families" in 2017. Lauren organized the Forever Home Run 5k/1k in 2015 to raise public awareness of foster care adoption, and incremental funding with which to supplement LAS's core funding sources. These funds have been used to fuel various programs to help increase adoptive family readiness and post-adoption support--programs that otherwise would not be possible using core funding sources. We have personally been members of the event's leadership team for the last four years, and have been committed to its success in every way that we can. We hope that you will consider joining us, by participating at any level in this Crowedrise campaign--it all adds up! Thank you, in advance, for helping "our" children find their "Forever Families" in this meaningful way.