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Family of four in six months: Single mom adopts three siblings in virtual adoption ceremony
Bethany, Jeffrey and Avery were home from the minute they came into Jessica Sosa’s home. ...

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7 ways to celebrate the Fourth of July while social distancing
The Fourth of July is quintessentially the perfect summer holiday, usually spent outdoors grilling hamburgers and hot dogs with neighbors and friends...

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Serving six feet apart
Service didn’t stop at the Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid because of the coronavirus. In fact, the ways in which staff are serving those in...

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Parenting a special needs child with a history of trauma: A story of hope and redemption
I started working in child welfare 20 years ago. During the course of my career, I have received training and would consider myself very...

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A tongue-twisting celebration: independence, interdependence, dependence
Almost 30 years ago, I was riding through Wyoming with John Thomason, the founding executive director of the Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention....

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White House calls for reform of child welfare system with new executive order
For more than 400,000 children in America’s foster care system, the executive order calling for reform of the child welfare system issued by the...

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A foster mom's view on parenting special needs children for 20 years
God equips the called to care for children with special needs ...

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Women coming together in Longview
“Women coming together with a collective intention … It’s a powerful thing.” – so read the program at the Zonta Club of Longview’s annual...

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Social justice
Social justice is generally thought of as affording individuals and groups fair treatment and an impartial share of the benefits of society. As...

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Today is Juneteenth
Today is Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Jubilee Day. It marks the day in 1865 when Union Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas,...

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Happy Juneteenth
Henry Jackson, senior vice president of Buckner Children and Family Services, shares what Juneteenth represents and how we can honor this day.

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From Buckner foster child to Buckner staff
Alidia Norton, a former foster child, now guides children and parents as a Buckner Project HOPES staff member. She found hope, normalcy and direction...

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