Through a series of blog posts entitled, “Adoption in Scripture,” we will be walking through the different places in the Bible where we see adoption themes. Our hope is that through these posts you will be amazed all over again by our God whose heart is undoubtedly for adoption, and humbled that he would call [...]
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Here at Buckner, we are a people motivated by our faith. We take James seriously when he writes, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…” (James 1:27). Through our Be A Family programs, we directly look after orphans by striving to [...]
Hi, my name is Cara Jane Brister, and I am the new Be A Family Program Coordinator here at Buckner.
Growing up in Longview, Texas, Buckner played a significant role in the life of my family and church family. I have volunteered with the local Longview Buckner office on multiple occasions, traveled overseas with Buckner Missions [...]
You are my sunshine.
My only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are grey.
You’ll never know dear how much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.
I sang this song every night to my three biological children when they were babies as I rocked them to sleep. As a mom, I experienced nothing sweeter than [...]
By Lauren Hollon Sturdy
When Jason and Nikki Waligura first took the plunge into adoption, they had no idea what lay at the end of their long journey.
After a difficult first pregnancy, the Waliguras wanted more kids, but didn’t want to relive the physical risks of conceiving and carrying a child. So when their son, Landon, [...]
As a part of our ongoing Weekly Updates from the Experts, it is our hope to introduce, on occasion, children who are currently in our care. It’s important to us at Buckner for the public to know and love these children as much as we do!
While the following information contained in this child profile is [...]
DALLAS, Texas – There was cheerful chatter on the fourth floor of the Family Law Center in Fort Worth, Texas Friday Nov. 16 as children anxiously fidgeted and twirled in their Sunday best.
More than 50 families gathered at the courthouse for National Adoption Day, a day when children in foster care are united with their [...]
If you haven’t noticed already, November is National Adoption Month. You are sure to see media attention, when not focused on elections, natural disasters or holidays, turned toward this topic.
Rita Soronen, president and CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation, has much to say about adoption month. More than a proclamation or an awareness campaign, we [...]
There are thousands of children of all ages living in foster care and institutions around the world who may be struggling and are in great need of hope and healing which only a loving and permanent family can provide. These rejected and hurting children dream about becoming part of a family.
However, due to the trauma [...]
If we could suggest one book to foster and adoptive families it would be Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control by Heather T. Forbes. The author wrote this book after she adopted her second child. She faced many behavioral challenges with him, and it was all linked to the past trauma he had experienced before being [...]