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Help during the crisis: Mindfulness and calm for your children
During this time of social distancing and sheltering in place, children routines are interrupted and it could create some stress for children as they...

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Courts, Buckner use technology to make one girl's adoption possible
In the wake of current social distancing measures, connecting digitally has become a priority for many. Today, technology helped complete a forever...

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the stephens adopted three children from foster care
The missing piece of the puzzle
Katie and Aaron Stephens had a plan: foster young children, adopt, be a forever family. But five years later, they saw six children come and go from...

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More Texas children now leaving foster care than entering
For the first time ever, more children are leaving foster care for safe, permanent homes than are entering the child welfare system, according to...

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Heroes of hope
Amanda and Johnny McDorman have been foster parents for eight years. Every day they fight for their children, but when they met Sebastian, they knew...

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jami gatewood adopted three girls on national adoption day
Called to foster
Editor's note: Today is National Adoption Day and to celebrate we're sharing the story of Jami Gatewood, who adopted three girls on National Adoption...

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Victory in keeping siblings together this National Adoption Month
After years of trying to create a biological family and even working with different adoption agencies, Paul and Chrissy DeAnda decided to try the...

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Faith Fosters Texas: Texas Baptists focus on fixing an ailing system
Many families today are noticing the great need throughout the foster care and adoption system. According to the Texas Department of Family and...

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7 tips to host a support shower for adoptive families
Baby showers. The mention of such an event typically generates happy emotions because the birth of a child is definitely something to be celebrated....

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Today is Orphan Sunday: How can you help?
In Texas, there are currently 7,788 children waiting to be adopted and 34,161 children living in foster care, with many more who have been removed...

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