'You are home'
'You are home'
Each day, Ben Shelton tells his 8-year-old son, Banks, the four things he needs to know: ...
Faith Focus: Where do you see Jesus?
Faith Focus: Where do you see Jesus?
Weekly, the Buckner staff gathers for a devotional time that includes prayer for each other and the families that we serve. Last Monday, we gathered...
Friday photo: Buckner Night with the Dallas Stars
Friday photo: Buckner Night with the Dallas Stars
On Nov. 19, Buckner foster and adoptive children experienced Buckner Night with the Dallas Stars in celebration of National Adoption Month. During the...
Buckner Villas “power couples” lift millions of pounds through regular exercise
Buckner Villas “power couples” lift millions of pounds through regular exercise
AUSTIN, Texas– Ralph and Eleanor “Ellie” Erchinger and David and Jajauna Scott, two power couples at Buckner Villas, agree that staying active...
'One of the best days of our lives'
'One of the best days of our lives'
The journey of foster-to-adopt parents is a joyous one. Hear about it first-hand from the Velas, whose experience led them to Claire. Learn more about...
‘Perfect for them’: Amarillo-area couple adopts two young boys, giving them each a brother, family, community
‘Perfect for them’: Amarillo-area couple adopts two young boys, giving them each a brother, family, community
Despite its quiet exterior in a small, rural West Texas town, the inside of the Gonzales house is full of the happy laughter of two boys doing what...
Faith Focus: Where to turn when the hurt is real
Faith Focus: Where to turn when the hurt is real
The foster son. My heart never registered that descriptor – foster. There was never a qualifier, no caveat. From the moment he showed up at my...
Friday photo: Warm blessings
Friday photo: Warm blessings
Last week, 100 children from the Family Hope Center in Peñitas, Texas, received new winter jackets and blankets provided by Buckner Domestic...
There's so much to be thankful for
There's so much to be thankful for
Thanksgiving Day – it’s a day full of family, fun and food. But even more so, it’s a time of reflection and remembrance. It’s a time to be...
Westminster Place celebrates 20 years of serving senior adults
Westminster Place celebrates 20 years of serving senior adults
LONGVIEW, Texas– Twenty years ago, Buckner Westminster Place opened its doors to enrich the lives of senior adults in East Texas. Every day since,...
Open heart, open home: Lubbock adoptive couple talks about the need for homes for children
Open heart, open home: Lubbock adoptive couple talks about the need for homes for children
Lubbock teachers Adrian and Kylie Alfaro were raised by parents who lived out the mindset that if someone needed a home, they had one. ...
Buckner cuts ribbon for new Longview campus Nov. 18
Buckner cuts ribbon for new Longview campus Nov. 18
Buckner Children and Family Services of East Texas officially opened a $6 million campus Nov. 18 in Longview, Texas, including its expanded Family...

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