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youth advisory council
Q&A with former foster youth making a difference
Part of the Youth Advisory Council in Lubbock, the youth aim to improve services offered to former foster children
Buckner FYi Centers work in collaboration with the Texas Workforce Commission and Department of Children and Family Services to provide services to...

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'Hope shines here'
An Advent devotion
This devotion appears in the 2021 Buckner Advent Guide, containing devotions and fun activities to celebrate the Advent season. Get your free digital...

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Advent starts today
Get a free Advent Guide filled with devotions and activities
Today is the start of Advent. The Christmas season is traditionally a time of awaiting and anticipation for Christ's birth. And what better time than...

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'Always Forever'
Catching up with Stephanie Ellison
“Hey, sweet child, it’s time for bed. Close your eyes and rest your head ...” ...

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Happy Thanksgiving from Buckner International
Reflecting on the season of gratitude
I love Thanksgiving. The weather has usually changed enough by Thanksgiving that we know fall has arrived and there is a crispness in the air. So, it...

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holloway family
Two paths, one loving home
Two children find the peace of home and family in a time of need
When Rob and Emily Holloway began the foster care and adoption ministry with Buckner, they had the opportunity to journey two parallel paths – but...

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Making a difference … one child at a time
One family’s desire to help children has led them to fostering more than 20 children through Buckner
The Johnson family farm is no stranger to going with the flow. From goats and chickens to alpacas, life on this Amarillo farm is hard work but never...

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copeland family adopted five siblings through foster care
A dream family
Becoming a family of eight was challenging, but everything the Copelands dreamed about
The Copeland family home feels like a movie. Six children are laughing together with joy. Some of them are playing in the backyard on the trampoline...

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Thank you, Veterans!
Honoring those who live in Buckner communities who served our nation through the Armed Forces
At Buckner we have the opportunity and privilege of serving many men and women who have worn one of the uniforms of our armed services and we...

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Riding the roller coaster
A family committed to the ups and downs of fostering and adoption
There’s a sense of energy when you walk through Faith and Gerald Varlack’s front door. It’s more than a house; it’s an experience. ...

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