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the thomas family
Growing a family
Building a family legacy through foster care and adoption
The Thomas family lives on the edge of a northern panhandle town called Gruver, Texas. Across the road to the north, you can see all the way to the...

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Kids are superheroes
Overcoming adversity and realizing potential strength
What do children and superheroes have in common? Superheroes were once children who overcame adverse childhood experiences (ACE). ...

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See how you make an impact through Buckner
You can read the summer edition of Buckner Today now
Do you want to see all the ways you are making a difference in the lives of the children and families served by Buckner? Read the latest issue of...

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Are you assured of God's love for you?
A devotion about how much God the father loves us
Last Christmas, my son and 3-year-old grandson, Walker, were putting out their Christmas lights and one of the bulbs was broken. My son warned his...

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foster children who age out of the system need support
Former foster youth need to know they are not abandoned
40-50% of foster youth become homeless within 18 months of aging out
Buckner President and CEO Albert Reyes shares about National Aging Out of Foster Care Awareness Day on Baptist News Global and reflects on what we...

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Aging out of foster care: Jasmine's story
Foster youth discovered hope and healing at Buckner NextStep
Jasmine Bourne-Thorne grew up as a foster child and eventually aged out of the system when she was 18 years old. ...

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Why we should care for youth who have aged out of foster care
Today is National Aging out of Foster Care Awareness Day
The transition to adulthood is one most will face with a family cheering them on and serving as a backbone when life throws curveballs. When someone...

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In times of stress or fear, what do you believe in?
A devotion for Memorial Day
Have you ever heard the phrase, “There are no atheists in fox holes”? I cannot remember exactly what movie I heard it in or recall the book I...

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What can we do after a traumatic event?
The responses trauma can trigger and ways to process after a traumatic event
Anxiety. Anger. Sadness. Numbness. Confusion. ...

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Reaching for hope
Praying for the children and families of Robb Elementary in Uvalde
Buckner President and CEO, Albert Reyes, reflects on how we can help find comfort, hope and deliverance of pain after horrific events, like the...

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