Foster Care Awareness Panel

Thousands of Texas children and teenagers in the foster care system have no family available to care for them. Finding loving homes, educating parents, providing support for youth in foster care and helping foster and adoptive families is a big job. The state cannot do it alone. Your help is needed.

There are many ways that you and your members can help. While not everyone feels called to foster or adopt a child, there are many other needs as well that we can meet for this vulnerable population. Come learn about the different ways you can help the children and families that are in your community as this panel of professionals provides information and answers questions.

TUES, APR 10, 2018

10:00 a.m. - Noon

UBA Large Conference Room

Foster Care Awareness Panel


Panel Participants:

Parris Patrick, Pastor, Agape Community Bible Church.

Pastor Patrick's family has been personally involved with the Foster/Care adoption process and can share a personal perspective for families.

Ashley Smalls, LMSW, Faith-Based Specialist-Region 6A, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Foster Care

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is excited to partner with your congregation to meet the needs of foster children and families in your community.

Amy Kimbrell, Foster Care and Adoptions Supervisor, Buckner Children and Family Services

Buckner International’s mission is to transform the lives of vulnerable children, enrich the lives of senior adults and build strong families through Christ-centered values. Our vision is to become a global ministry maximizing resources and leadership to serve vulnerable children, seniors and families. Our values are to be Christ-like, have a Servant Spirit and be Passion Driven.

Debi Tengler, Chief Relations Officer, Arrow Child & Family Ministries

Travis Jones, Church Relations Specialist, Mission 1:27

PCHAS (Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services) is committed to a philosophy of care that is “family-centered,” “strength focused,” and “goal driven.”  Be Foster Proud is an initiative of PCHAS designed to aid churches increasing awareness of children in need of families through the Mission 1:27 Initiative and by guiding congregations in developing a my faith FAMILY ministry to support foster and adoptive families as they care for children from hard places.


Celebrating God at Work

Read the story of the Scoggins and Hays families who have become Foster Care Families.

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