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 [...]
By Scott Collins
Photography by Russ Dilday
HUDSONVILLE, Mich. – John Nauta raises his fist and slams it onto the kitchen table, shaking the table and sending a dull thud echoing through the room. He does it again. And again. Three times. Three times because each swing of his fist represents what John says is the “sweetest [...]
DALLAS – Buckner Adoption and Maternity Services and Dillon International have received notification that they have achieved Hague Accreditation again through the Council on Accreditation (COA) as authorized by the U.S. Department of State.
Hague Accreditation attests that Buckner Adoption and Maternity Services and Dillon International are in substantial compliance with the Hague Convention Accreditation Standards. [...]
By Susan Serrano
The Bacak (Botch-awk) family grew when Ella came home. Not just the mathematical kind of growth that comes from adding a new family member, but the God-kind of growth that enlarges territories and blesses lives.
Adoption was already a common thread woven throughout the fabric of Jennifer Bacak’s family. Her mother worked [...]
Adoption Notice: Russian President Vladimir Putin Signs Legislation to Ban Intercountry Adoption by U.S. Families into Law
Editor’s Note: This notice was originally posted here on the U.S. Department of State website.December 28, 2012
On December 28, President Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law No. 186614-6 which prohibits the adoption of Russian children by U.S. families. This law will go into effect on January 1, 2013.
The Department of State remains actively engaged with the Russian [...]
By Susan Serrano
DALLAS – Eastern European culture came alive in Dallas at a recent gathering of adopted children and families celebrating their Russian roots.
Families explored Eastern European music, food, crafts and games at the annual Family Day event hosted by Buckner International and Dillon International.
“We attend because we want to keep her connected with her [...]
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 [...]