Today was our pilot of Adoption Sunday – an initiative to encourage churches to get more involved with fostering and adoption. An early morning radio interview with BBC Oxford put the Adoption Sunday at the top of the hourly news bulletin. Then it was off to Brasenose College, Oxford Univerity to pick up 8 volunteer undergraduates who helped us inflate 440 balloons – one for each of the children in care in Oxfordshire. The kind people at Oxford Community Church helped us to connect in with their service distributing prayer cards that were made in co-operation with PACT a local adoption charity. In the service we heard from an adoptive family in the church and also a powerful poem from a man who grew up in care and then we showed the EA adoption video. The local press turned up with a photographer.