Did you know there are nearly 424,000 kids in substitute care in the U.S.?
Nearly 30,000 of those children are in Texas.
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.
Grow your family through adoption
Take the first step in your adoption journey this National Adoption Month by attending one of Buckner's virtual information meetings. During the information meeting, a Buckner foster care and adoption representative will walk you through the steps to become licensed and answer questions you have about our programs and/or the process. Buckner offers three different adoption options: Waiting Texas Children, Domestic Infant and Child Adoption, and Foster-to-Adopt.
What is Waiting Texas Children?
Providing permanent homes for children living in foster care whose parents’ rights have been terminated.
What is Domestic Infant and Child Adoption?
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.
What is Foster-to-Adopt?
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.
Will you let this National Adoption Month be the first step in your adoption journey? Sign up for one of Buckner's virtual information meetings to get started.
"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
As Christians, the Bible calls us to protect orphans and care for those who cannot care for themselves. Maybe you can’t foster or adopt a child in need, but everyone can do something.
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.