Maneuvering the public education system for your foster children
Maneuvering the public education system for your foster children
Children who come into your care as foster children always come to you with some sort of trauma. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be in the need of a safe...
Faith Focus: Home
Faith Focus: Home
If you’ve ever taken a trip for a significant period of time, you know how good it feels to come home. The bed feels perfect. Everything is right...
Faith Focus: 'We changed the trajectory of his life'
Faith Focus: 'We changed the trajectory of his life'
Andi Harrison is director of Buckner foster care and adoption in North Texas. She’s also a foster parent. When her first foster child was placed...
Countdown to camp
Countdown to camp
“When is camp?  When’s camp?  Is it time for camp yet?” ...
Faith Focus: Sitting on the precipice of something new
Faith Focus: Sitting on the precipice of something new
In an office near the front of the Buckner Children and Family Services campus in Longview, Texas, Buckner Family Coach Courtney Barr visits with a...
Friday photo: Midland celebrates three families adopting last week
Friday photo: Midland celebrates three families adopting last week
Last week, Buckner International celebrated with three families in Midland as they finalized the adoptions of four children. Smiles and joy filled the...
A life-changing call
A life-changing call
Rena Nichols lived in the Longview, Texas, area her whole life, raising three children and tirelessly providing for them as a carhop, hotel...
If you have not volunteered to serve children and families in need, here’s what you’re missing
If you have not volunteered to serve children and families in need, here’s what you’re missing
Many of us want to volunteer to help someone else but many times we don’t know how or where to start. Soon, our motivation dwindles and we settle...
Happy Father's Day!
Happy Father's Day!
Involved fathers are key to building strong families. That’s why many Buckner Family Hope Centers have specific ministries where fathers gather to...
Fathers: The key to strengthening families quickly
Fathers: The key to strengthening families quickly
Social workers are trying to find it. Researchers are looking for it. Individuals desperately search for it. Lawmakers even try to legislate it. ...

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