"And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus." – Philippians 4:19 (NIV)

Although foster and adoptive parents undergo countless hours of training prior to placement, parenting often presents unique and unexpected challenges that may require clinical assistance or coaching. Foster and adoptive parents face ambiguous loss and tough parenting challenges on a regular basis. Birth families may struggle with chronic or complicated grief years following the placement of a child. Adoptees may have experienced adverse childhoods, including trauma, loss or abuse. Adoptees may also struggle with identity and trust.

Regardless of what you may be facing, Buckner Foster Care and Adoption is committed to walking with adoptees, birth families and foster and adoptive families on this journey through post-adoption and counseling services. We offer the below services.

For foster and adoptive families:
  • De-identified copies of your child’s adoption record
  • Search assistance to obtain medical information
  • Search assistance to open a closed adoption
  • Ongoing training and education
  • Assessments to help you understand your attachment style
  • Clinical counseling with a licensed professional
  • Support groups
  • Consultation, providing information and resources relevant to your needs
  • Referrals to services in your area
Note: If you have adopted a child through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, you may be eligible for post-adoption services through a contracted agency in your area. We will assist you in connecting you to the appropriate provider in your area.

For adoptees:
  • De-identified copies of your adoption record
  • Listing in our Mutual Consent Adoption Registry
  • Search assistance and counseling support in search and reunion
  • Clinical counseling with a licensed professional
  • Support groups
For birth parents:
  • Background history search for adopted children
  • Listing in our Mutual Consent Adoption Registry
  • Search assistance and counseling support in search and reunion
  • Clinical counseling with a licensed professional
  • Assistance in updating your birth child’s file
  • Support groups
To learn more about Buckner post-adoption services, download the Post-Adoption Services Information Packet.

To request Buckner post-adoption services, print out and return the appropriate forms available here.

To learn more about Buckner counseling services or to set up an appointment, contact Jennifer McCallum at 214-321-4564 or jmccallum@buckner.org.

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