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Friday photo: Forever Christmas gift
On Dec. 22, the McCarthy family grew by two when they adopted 2-year-old Ashlyn and her 1-year-old sister Addison in Lubbock, Texas. In five years of...

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Make 2017 count: How you can help vulnerable children and families this year
Everyone wants his or her life to matter. We want our actions to impact others positively and leave a lasting legacy. The start of a new year is the...

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Friday photo: Buckner Night with the Dallas Stars
On Nov. 19, Buckner foster and adoptive children experienced Buckner Night with the Dallas Stars in celebration of National Adoption Month. During the...

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National Adoption Month: We're in this together
Thank you for allowing us to introduce you to the McCarthy family. They – along with all of our foster, adoptive and respite care families who give...

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‘Perfect for them’: Amarillo-area couple adopts two young boys, giving them each a brother, family, community
Despite its quiet exterior in a small, rural West Texas town, the inside of the Gonzales house is full of the happy laughter of two boys doing what...

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National Adoption Month: Meet the McCarthy Girls
April and David began the foster care journey more than five years ago to give girls who needed a home a safe, loving environment. Thirteen foster...

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Open heart, open home: Lubbock adoptive couple talks about the need for homes for children
Lubbock teachers Adrian and Kylie Alfaro were raised by parents who lived out the mindset that if someone needed a home, they had one. ...

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National Adoption Month: Meet the McCarthy Boys
The McCarthy family began fostering older boys when they lived in a large home on the Buckner campus in Lubbock. Five years later, the McCarthys now...

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A full house: Odessa couple adopts boy, sibling group of four and opens home to more children in care
Walking into the Hernandez’s Odessa home, you are greeted by eight warm and friendly smiles—Richard and Bonnie Hernandez, their five adopted...

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National Adoption Month: Meet Mom and Dad McCarthy
Last week we introduced you to the McCarthy family, a sizeable crew of twelve. Today, you’ll meet Mom and Dad McCarthy. ...

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