National Adoption Month
Children waiting to be adopted have parents whose rights have been terminated so they are placed into foster care until they’re adopted.
If these kids are never adopted, children anywhere between ages 18 and 21 will age out of the foster care system with no one to support or care for them, leaving them vulnerable to homelessness, human trafficking, abuse and more.
Take the first step in your adoption journey this National Adoption Month by attending one of the Buckner information meetings in your area then filling out our online inquiry form. During the information meeting, a Buckner foster care and adoption representative will walk you through the steps to become licensed and answer all questions you have about our programs and/or the process. If you decide to pursue adoption through the Buckner Waiting Texas Children program, your Buckner case manager will work closely with Child Protective Services to match your family with children who are currently in foster care but are not being adopted.
Providing permanent homes for children living in foster care and whose parents’ rights have been terminated.
Buckner helps find permanent homes for infants or children whose birth parents have made an open adoption plan and want to maintain a relationship with the adoptive family. If adoption is believed to be the best option, the birth parents then choose the adoptive family. With Buckner’s assistance, the birth parents and adoptive family determine the openness of their relationship in the life of their child. Buckner supports both the birth parents and the adoptive family through education, counseling and support groups.
Providing permanent homes for children who, after residing in your foster home, become available for adoption. Like foster care, the primary goal of this program is the child’s reunification with their biological family. Adoption only becomes an option if the parents’ rights are terminated while the child is in your care.
Learn more about the biggest needs in foster care and adoption in Texas.
According to Ephesians 1, God chose us for adoption through Christ before he ever spoke the world into existence. In his glorious, indescribable, incomprehensible grace he determined to call us – we who would fall short; we who would betray him for other loves; we who would be consumed by selfish desires – sons and daughters in Christ. He is determined to love us, to want us, to pursue us, to choose us and to adopt us.
We ourselves have been adopted. Our God is a God of adoption. Above all else, this is why we are compelled to care for at-risk children through foster care and adoption.
Are you a church pastor who wants to champion the cause? Here’s how you can help spread this urgent message to your congregation this Orphan Sunday during National Adoption Month.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27