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To adopt a child featured on Gift of Love you must be approved to adopt and have a current home study. If you are not currently approved to adopt and would like to know how to get started, please visit the Texas Adoption Resource Exchange at www.adoptchildren.org to locate an information meeting scheduled in your area.

You may also contact Jerry Johnson at 903-676-2407 for more information on how to get started or how to submit your current home study for a specific child or other Texas children.

To report a serious incident, abuse or neglect, call the Child Abuse/Neglect Statewide Hotline at 1-800-252-5400.

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  • Gift of Love: Bryan

    Gift of Love: Bryan

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 3:30 PM EDT2017-03-28 19:30:30 GMT
    Bryan wants to be adopted.Bryan wants to be adopted.

    Bryan is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    Bryan is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Cruz

    Gift of Love: Cruz

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-03-22 16:16:11 GMT
    Cruz is looking for the Gift of LoveCruz is looking for the Gift of Love

    Cruz is looking for the Gift of Love for he and his sister Mikaela.

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    Cruz is looking for the Gift of Love for he and his sister Mikaela.

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  • Gift of Love: Mikaela and Cruz

    Gift of Love: Mikaela and Cruz

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-03-15 19:56:46 GMT
    Mikaela is looking for the Gift of Love.Mikaela is looking for the Gift of Love.

    Mikaela and Cruz are looking for a forever family to call their own.

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    Mikaela and Cruz are looking for a forever family to call their own.

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  • Gift of Love: FORthe1

    Gift of Love: FORthe1

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 1:56 PM EST2017-03-07 18:56:59 GMT
    Stacy helps foster children through FORThe1Stacy helps foster children through FORThe1
    Stacy Giesbrecht began her journey as a foster mother when most others were more interested in dating and starting careers. "I choose to sacrifice that life for these kids. To show them what real love is and that they are worthy of it," Stacy said. Stacy was running a preschool when she got the call, "    Would you be willing to foster parent these 3 boys?" "I had a few hours. She said, I'm in court I need to know quickly," Stacy said. &...More >>
    Stacy Giesbrecht began her journey as a foster mother when most others were more interested in dating and starting careers. "I choose to sacrifice that life for these kids. To show them what real love is and that they are worthy of it," Stacy said. Stacy was running a preschool when she got the call, "    Would you be willing to foster parent these 3 boys?" "I had a few hours. She said, I'm in court I need to know quickly," Stacy said. &...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Michael

    Gift of Love: Michael

    Thursday, March 2 2017 3:38 PM EST2017-03-02 20:38:13 GMT
    Michael is looking for the Gift of Love.Michael is looking for the Gift of Love.

    Michael is looking for the Gift of Love.
     

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    Michael is looking for the Gift of Love.
     

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  • Gift of Love: Alex

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 4:41 PM EST2017-02-21 21:41:45 GMT
    Alex is looking for the Gift of LoveAlex is looking for the Gift of Love

    Alex is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    Alex is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Ky'lee

    Gift of Love: Ky'lee

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 11:50 AM EST2017-02-15 16:50:08 GMT
    Ky'lee is looking for the Gift of LoveKy'lee is looking for the Gift of Love

    3-year-old Ky'lee is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    3-year-old Ky'lee is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Gracie

    Gift of Love: Gracie

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 10:44 PM EST2017-02-09 03:44:24 GMT
    Gracie is looking for a forever home.Gracie is looking for a forever home.

    3-year-old Gracie is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    3-year-old Gracie is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Kristina

    Gift of Love: Kristina

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 11:08 PM EST2017-02-02 04:08:00 GMT
    Kristina is looking for the Gift of LoveKristina is looking for the Gift of Love

    Kristina is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    Kristina is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Public Information Meetings about Foster/Adoption

    Public Information Meetings about Foster/Adoption

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 2:27 PM EST2017-02-01 19:27:22 GMT

    Press Release: Dept. of Family and Protective Services Public Information Meetings about Foster/Adoption 

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    Press Release: Dept. of Family and Protective Services Public Information Meetings about Foster/Adoption 

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  • Gift of Love: Sam

    Gift of Love: Sam

    Wednesday, January 25 2017 4:02 PM EST2017-01-25 21:02:02 GMT
    Sam wants a forever familySam wants a forever family

    Sam is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    Sam is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Jack

    Gift of Love: Jack

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 4:13 PM EST2017-01-18 21:13:49 GMT
    Jack is looking for the Gift of Love.Jack is looking for the Gift of Love.

    Jack is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    Jack is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Noah and Sophia

    Gift of Love: Noah and Sophia

    Wednesday, January 11 2017 11:45 AM EST2017-01-11 16:45:13 GMT
    Sophia and Noah want to find a forever familySophia and Noah want to find a forever family
    It was a fun afternoon of picking out a favorite stuffed animal at Build a Bear for 2-year-old Sophia and her 1 and a half-year-old brother Noah. Sophia says she just wants a family to "share kisses with." "Sophia is busy. She's always on the go. She's really outgoing. She loves to meet new people. She walks up to everyone she sees and starts a conversation with them,"CPS conservatorship caseworker Corinne Kaine said. Sophia is independent and likes to explore an...More >>
    It was a fun afternoon of picking out a favorite stuffed animal at Build a Bear for 2-year-old Sophia and her 1 and a half-year-old brother Noah. Sophia says she just wants a family to "share kisses with." "Sophia is busy. She's always on the go. She's really outgoing. She loves to meet new people. She walks up to everyone she sees and starts a conversation with them,"CPS conservatorship caseworker Corinne Kaine said. Sophia is independent and likes to explore an...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Selena

    Gift of Love: Selena

    Wednesday, January 4 2017 3:29 PM EST2017-01-04 20:29:28 GMT
    Selena is looking for the Gift of Love.Selena is looking for the Gift of Love.

    Selena is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    Selena is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Leighton

    Gift of Love: Leighton

    Wednesday, December 28 2016 2:55 PM EST2016-12-28 19:55:06 GMT
    Leighton is looking for the Gift of Love.Leighton is looking for the Gift of Love.

    Leighton is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    Leighton is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Billie

    Gift of Love: Billie

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 4:51 PM EST2016-12-21 21:51:18 GMT
    Billie wants to be adoptedBillie wants to be adopted

    Billie is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    Billie is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love Adoption: Mia and Isaiah

    Gift of Love Adoption: Mia and Isaiah

    Wednesday, December 14 2016 4:52 PM EST2016-12-14 21:52:40 GMT
    Mia and Isaiah find the Gift of LoveMia and Isaiah find the Gift of Love

    Siblings 2-year old Mia and one year old Isaiah get to spend the holidays with their new forever family. It was recently made official during National Adoption Month in Smith County.

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    Siblings 2-year old Mia and one year old Isaiah get to spend the holidays with their new forever family. It was recently made official during National Adoption Month in Smith County.

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  • Gift of Love: Year of the Beard Calendar

    Gift of Love: Year of the Beard Calendar

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 4:21 PM EST2016-12-07 21:21:17 GMT
    Robert FinneyRobert Finney

    It's the latest calendar gimmick and it's creating quite the buzz! We're talking about the Year of the Beard Calendar! It's the brainchild of Photographer Callynth Finney and Megan Lissner from Moss. It's all part of a fundraising effort to help FORthe1, an organization that helps foster children in Smith County. "I worked with the ministry Living Alternatives for 13 years and FORthe1 is a ministry of Living Alternatives. And so my heart is very connected," photographer Cal...

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    It's the latest calendar gimmick and it's creating quite the buzz! We're talking about the Year of the Beard Calendar! It's the brainchild of Photographer Callynth Finney and Megan Lissner from Moss. It's all part of a fundraising effort to help FORthe1, an organization that helps foster children in Smith County. "I worked with the ministry Living Alternatives for 13 years and FORthe1 is a ministry of Living Alternatives. And so my heart is very connected," photographer Cal...

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  • Gift of Love Adoption: Amiya

    Gift of Love Adoption: Amiya

    Wednesday, November 30 2016 11:38 PM EST2016-12-01 04:38:26 GMT
    Amiya found her forever family!Amiya found her forever family!

    Amiya has received the Gift of Love! 

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    Amiya has received the Gift of Love! 

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  • Gift of Love Adoption: Jacolbi

    Gift of Love Adoption: Jacolbi

    Wednesday, November 23 2016 11:30 PM EST2016-11-24 04:30:42 GMT
    Jacolbi's adoption day!Jacolbi's adoption day!

    Jacolbi gets adopted during National Adoption Month in Smith County.

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    Jacolbi gets adopted during National Adoption Month in Smith County.

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  • National Adoption Day in Smith County

    National Adoption Day in Smith County

    Friday, November 18 2016 3:27 PM EST2016-11-18 20:27:01 GMT
    It's national adoption month and today in Smith County it was a time of celebration. Judge Clark was on hand at Rose Heights church to consummate the adoptions. From ages one to 16-years-old, in all 15 children were adopted into 10 families this morning. But there is still a great number of other children right in our own backyard that could use a forever home.     "There is a lot of kids that need to be adopted. We're really trying to spread that out that we need ...More >>
    It's national adoption month and today in Smith County it was a time of celebration. Judge Clark was on hand at Rose Heights church to consummate the adoptions. From ages one to 16-years-old, in all 15 children were adopted into 10 families this morning. But there is still a great number of other children right in our own backyard that could use a forever home.     "There is a lot of kids that need to be adopted. We're really trying to spread that out that we need ...More >>
  • Buckner Cutting Ribbon for New Longview Campus Nov. 18

    Buckner Cutting Ribbon for New Longview Campus Nov. 18

    Friday, November 18 2016 3:21 PM EST2016-11-18 20:21:45 GMT

    From: Buckner Children and Family Services  LONGVIEW, Texas  – Buckner Children and Family Services of East Texas is officially opening a $6 million campus Nov. 18, including its expanded Family Hope Center and new Family Pathways ministry designed to strengthen local families struggling in poverty and protect children who have suffered abuse and neglect.     In a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m., officials will open the camp...

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    From: Buckner Children and Family Services  LONGVIEW, Texas  – Buckner Children and Family Services of East Texas is officially opening a $6 million campus Nov. 18, including its expanded Family Hope Center and new Family Pathways ministry designed to strengthen local families struggling in poverty and protect children who have suffered abuse and neglect.     In a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m., officials will open the camp...

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  • Gift of Love: Care Portal

    Gift of Love: Care Portal

    Thursday, November 17 2016 8:36 PM EST2016-11-18 01:36:28 GMT

    The care portal is the church and the state working together. There are about 15 churches in East Texas that have access to the Care Portal. A case worker goes into the portal and emails out a need and the churches then see if they can meet it. 

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    The care portal is the church and the state working together. There are about 15 churches in East Texas that have access to the Care Portal. A case worker goes into the portal and emails out a need and the churches then see if they can meet it. 

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  • Gift of Love: Brody, Madison and Sarah

    Gift of Love: Brody, Madison and Sarah

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 3:09 PM EST2016-11-16 20:09:03 GMT
    Brody, Madison and Sarah are looking for the Gift of LoveBrody, Madison and Sarah are looking for the Gift of Love

    Brody, Madison and Sarah are looking for the Gift of Love.

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    Brody, Madison and Sarah are looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Damian's Adoption Story

    Gift of Love: Damian's Adoption Story

    Wednesday, November 9 2016 11:26 PM EST2016-11-10 04:26:59 GMT
    Damian found the Gift of Love.Damian found the Gift of Love.

    Damian found the Gift of Love.

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    Damian found the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Levi

    Gift of Love: Levi

    Wednesday, October 26 2016 11:31 PM EDT2016-10-27 03:31:04 GMT
    Levi is looking for the Gift of LoveLevi is looking for the Gift of Love

    Levi is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    Levi is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Delaine, Harley and Dallas

    Gift of Love: Delaine, Harley and Dallas

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 11:36 PM EDT2016-09-29 03:36:14 GMT
    Delaine, Dallas and Harley are looking for the Gift of LoveDelaine, Dallas and Harley are looking for the Gift of Love

    Delaine, Dallas and Harley need a family that will show them the Gift of Love.
     

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    Delaine, Dallas and Harley need a family that will show them the Gift of Love.
     

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  • Gift of Love: Shrmarying

    Gift of Love: Shrmarying

    Wednesday, September 21 2016 11:36 PM EDT2016-09-22 03:36:38 GMT
    Shrmarying is looking for the Gift of LoveShrmarying is looking for the Gift of Love

    Shrmarying is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    Shrmarying is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Azleway Boys Ranch

    Gift of Love: Azleway Boys Ranch

    Wednesday, September 14 2016 11:24 PM EDT2016-09-15 03:24:34 GMT

    Each week we introduce you to a child that is available for adoption. While many children are placed in foster homes, there is one East Texas organization that helps boys recover from the mental and physical abuse they faced during childhood and transition into the real world. We're talking about the Azleway Boys Ranch.      

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    Each week we introduce you to a child that is available for adoption. While many children are placed in foster homes, there is one East Texas organization that helps boys recover from the mental and physical abuse they faced during childhood and transition into the real world. We're talking about the Azleway Boys Ranch.      

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  • Gift of Love: Homes needed for teenage boys

    Gift of Love: Homes needed for teenage boys

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 11:39 PM EDT2016-09-01 03:39:22 GMT

    Romelo has been feature on the Gift of Love several times while in foster car. This 14-year-old has been in foster care since age 7 and in that time has been in 10 different foster homes. "Children of color, minorities, old kids, especially kids over the age of seven usually have a hard time getting adopted," Intensive Adoption Coordinator Ashley Gipson said. Kids like Romelo, who desperately want a family. "Go camping, have fun together mainly, going on lots of jour...

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    Romelo has been feature on the Gift of Love several times while in foster car. This 14-year-old has been in foster care since age 7 and in that time has been in 10 different foster homes. "Children of color, minorities, old kids, especially kids over the age of seven usually have a hard time getting adopted," Intensive Adoption Coordinator Ashley Gipson said. Kids like Romelo, who desperately want a family. "Go camping, have fun together mainly, going on lots of jour...

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  • 2016 Ranch Day at Wits End Ranch

    2016 Ranch Day at Wits End Ranch

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 1:16 PM EDT2016-08-30 17:16:13 GMT
    (Source: Wits End Ranch)(Source: Wits End Ranch)

    The 2016 Ranch Day at Wits End Ranch is October 1, 2016. 

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    The 2016 Ranch Day at Wits End Ranch is October 1, 2016. 

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  • Gift of Love: Derion and Deuntaye

    Gift of Love: Derion and Deuntaye

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 2:12 PM EDT2016-08-24 18:12:41 GMT
    Derion is looking for the Gift of Love.Derion is looking for the Gift of Love.

    Derion and his brother Deuntaye are looking for the Gift of Love.

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    Derion and his brother Deuntaye are looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Darius

    Gift of Love: Darius

    Wednesday, August 17 2016 2:40 PM EDT2016-08-17 18:40:06 GMT
    Darius is looking for the Gift of Love.Darius is looking for the Gift of Love.

    Darius is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    Darius is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Dalton

    Gift of Love: Dalton

    Wednesday, August 3 2016 2:35 PM EDT2016-08-03 18:35:20 GMT
    Dalton is looking for the Gift of LoveDalton is looking for the Gift of Love

    Dalton is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    Dalton is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Katelynn, Dale and Junior

    Gift of Love: Katelynn, Dale and Junior

    Wednesday, July 20 2016 11:28 PM EDT2016-07-21 03:28:40 GMT
    These 3 siblings are looking for the Gift of LoveThese 3 siblings are looking for the Gift of Love

    Katelynn, Dale and Junior are looking for the Gift of Love and hope to find their forever family soon.

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    Katelynn, Dale and Junior are looking for the Gift of Love and hope to find their forever family soon. 

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  • Gift of Love: Michael

    Gift of Love: Michael

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 10:43 PM EDT2016-07-14 02:43:20 GMT
    Michael is looking for the Gift of LoveMichael is looking for the Gift of Love

    It was a walk through history for Michael and me at the Tyler Historic Aviation Memorial Museum.Michael is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    It was a walk through history for Michael and me at the Tyler Historic Aviation Memorial Museum.Michael is looking for the Gift of Love. 

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  • Gift of Love: Madison

    Gift of Love: Madison

    Wednesday, June 22 2016 11:10 PM EDT2016-06-23 03:10:19 GMT
    Madison is looking for the Gift of LoveMadison is looking for the Gift of Love

    Madison is looking forward to the Gift of Love.

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    Madison is looking forward to the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Jessica

    Gift of Love: Jessica

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 10:34 PM EDT2016-06-16 02:34:14 GMT
    Jessica wants to find the Gift of LoveJessica wants to find the Gift of Love

    17-year-old Jessica had fun creating her own floral masterpiece at Moss.  

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    17-year-old Jessica had fun creating her own floral masterpiece at Moss.  

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  • Gift of Love: Jordan

    Gift of Love: Jordan

    Monday, May 30 2016 3:09 PM EDT2016-05-30 19:09:22 GMT
    Jordan is looking for the Gift of LoveJordan is looking for the Gift of Love

    15-year-old Jordan is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    15-year-old Jordan is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Breanna

    Gift of Love: Breanna

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 11:29 PM EDT2016-05-26 03:29:00 GMT
    Breanna is looking for the Gift of LoveBreanna is looking for the Gift of Love

    Breanna is looking for the Gift of Love from a loving family.

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    Breanna is looking for the Gift of Love from a loving family.

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  • Gift of Love: Isaiah's Adoption

    Gift of Love: Isaiah's Adoption

    Wednesday, May 11 2016 2:32 PM EDT2016-05-11 18:32:06 GMT
    Isaiah's adoption dayIsaiah's adoption day

    You might remember Isaiah when we met him back in September of 2014 while he was getting a guitar lesson.  We are happy to report that he now has a new forever family. 

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    You might remember Isaiah when we met him back in September of 2014 while he was getting a guitar lesson.  We are happy to report that he now has a new forever family. 

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  • Gift of Love: Jordyn

    Gift of Love: Jordyn

    Wednesday, May 4 2016 11:35 PM EDT2016-05-05 03:35:30 GMT
    Jordyn hopes to be adopted.Jordyn hopes to be adopted.

    Jordyn is looking for a family to adopt her into their home and show her the Gift of Love.

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    Jordyn is looking for a family to adopt her into their home and show her the Gift of Love.

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  • Foster Care & Adoption Information Meetings

    Foster Care & Adoption Information Meetings

    Monday, May 2 2016 1:08 PM EDT2016-05-02 17:08:17 GMT
    Adoption and Foster MeetingsAdoption and Foster Meetings
    Foster Care & Adoption Information Meetings Press Release: Texas Adoption Resource Exchange Location Information Meeting Tyler Smith County Monday, May 2nd, 5:30 PM DFPS Office 3303 Mineola Highway Tyler, TX 75702 Contact: Tonya Fuller (903) 216-5878 Canton Van Zandt County Saturday, May 14th, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Spring Into Fostering Brunch *RSVP is required to atte...More >>
    Foster Care & Adoption Information Meetings Press Release: Texas Adoption Resource Exchange Location Information Meeting Tyler Smith County Monday, May 2nd, 5:30 PM DFPS Office 3303 Mineola Highway Tyler, TX 75702 Contact: Tonya Fuller (903) 216-5878 Canton Van Zandt County Saturday, May 14th, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Spring Into Fostering Brunch *RSVP is required to atte...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Zane, Josh and Cole

    Gift of Love: Zane, Josh and Cole

    Wednesday, April 27 2016 11:51 AM EDT2016-04-27 15:51:04 GMT
    Zane, Josh and Cole are looking for the Gift of LoveZane, Josh and Cole are looking for the Gift of Love

    Zane, Josh and Cole are looking for the Gift of Love.

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    Zane, Josh and Cole are looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Shane

    Gift of Love: Shane

    Wednesday, April 13 2016 11:30 PM EDT2016-04-14 03:30:14 GMT
    Shane is looking for the Gift of LoveShane is looking for the Gift of Love

    It was an afternoon of outdoor fun for 8-year-old Shane at the Brookshire's Wildlife Museum and Park. He is very intelligent, sensitive, and this 2nd grader is a straight A student. 

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    It was an afternoon of outdoor fun for 8-year-old Shane at the Brookshire's Wildlife Museum and Park. He is very intelligent, sensitive, and this 2nd grader is a straight A student. 

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  • Gift of Love: Caden

    Gift of Love: Caden

    Wednesday, March 30 2016 11:04 PM EDT2016-03-31 03:04:06 GMT
    Caden is looking for the Gift of LoveCaden is looking for the Gift of Love

    Caden is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    Caden is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Joshua

    Gift of Love: Joshua

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 3:09 PM EDT2016-03-23 19:09:20 GMT
    Joshua is looking for the Gift of LoveJoshua is looking for the Gift of Love

    Joshua is looking for the Gift of Love.

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    Joshua is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Sam

    Gift of Love: Sam

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 11:16 PM EDT2016-03-17 03:16:48 GMT
    Sam wants to be adoptedSam wants to be adopted

    It was an afternoon of adventure and a walk through history at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum for Sam and me. Sam has only one thing on his mind most of the time. 

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    It was an afternoon of adventure and a walk through history at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum for Sam and me. Sam has only one thing on his mind most of the time. 

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  • Gift of Love: Chris, Kiley, Cassidy and Kalob's Adoption

    Gift of Love: Chris, Kiley, Cassidy and Kalob's Adoption

    Tuesday, December 1 2015 3:18 PM EST2015-12-01 20:18:50 GMT
    Chris, Kiley, Cassidy and Kalob find the Gift of LoveChris, Kiley, Cassidy and Kalob find the Gift of Love
    You may remember when we first met these 4 siblings back in November of 2013.  Today, Chris, Kiley, Cassidy, and Kalob have a forever family with Kelly and Nathan.More >>

    You may remember when we first met these 4 siblings back in November of 2013.  Today, Chris, Kiley, Cassidy, and Kalob have a forever family with Kelly and Nathan.

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  • Gift of Love: Wesley

    Gift of Love: Wesley

    Wednesday, November 4 2015 3:00 PM EST2015-11-04 20:00:12 GMT
    Wesley is looking for the Gift of LoveWesley is looking for the Gift of Love
    It was a superhero adventure for Wesley and me as we made our way around the comic book store. More >>
    It was a superhero adventure for Wesley and me as we made our way around the comic book store. More >>
  • Gift of Love: Alejandro

    Gift of Love: Alejandro

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 2:42 PM EDT2015-10-13 18:42:25 GMT
    Alejandro is looking for the Gift of LoveAlejandro is looking for the Gift of Love
    It was an afternoon of fair food for Alejandro and me.  His favorite dessert is cheesecake so of course he had to taste the fried cheesecake.More >>
    It was an afternoon of fair food for Alejandro and me.  His favorite dessert is cheesecake so of course he had to taste the fried cheesecake.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Nathalia

    Gift of Love: Nathalia

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 3:11 PM EDT2015-10-07 19:11:21 GMT
    Nathalia is looking for the Gift of LoveNathalia is looking for the Gift of Love
    It was an afternoon of food and fun at the East Texas State Fair for Nathalia and me, especially grabbing a bite of funnel cake!  This junior tells me that she is taking a flower arranging class at school and love to work with flowers.More >>
    It was an afternoon of food and fun at the East Texas State Fair for Nathalia and me, especially grabbing a bite of funnel cake!  This junior tells me that she is taking a flower arranging class at school and love to work with flowers.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Charlotte

    Gift of Love: Charlotte

    Wednesday, September 30 2015 2:55 PM EDT2015-09-30 18:55:37 GMT
    Charlotte found the Gift of LoveCharlotte found the Gift of Love
    We first met 18 month old Charlotte in February of 2014.  This sweet child had been in foster care since she was born due to neglect and drugs. Now at 3 years old, Charlotte has found her forever family with a mom and dad and even two older brothers!More >>
    We first met 18 month old Charlotte in February of 2014.  This sweet child had been in foster care since she was born due to neglect and drugs. Now at 3 years old, Charlotte has found her forever family with a mom and dad and even two older brothers!More >>
  • Gift of Love: Willie and Dixie Adoption

    Gift of Love: Willie and Dixie Adoption

    Wednesday, September 16 2015 11:33 PM EDT2015-09-17 03:33:22 GMT
    Willie and Dixie Found the Gift of LoveWillie and Dixie Found the Gift of Love
    We first met 5-year-old Willie and his 7-year old sister Dixie two years ago during a game of Putt-Putt golf.We are happy to report that they have been adopted by The Brown Family.More >>
    We first met 5-year-old Willie and his 7-year old sister Dixie two years ago during a game of Putt-Putt golf.We are happy to report that they have been adopted by The Brown Family.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Dillon

    Gift of Love: Dillon

    Wednesday, September 2 2015 11:42 PM EDT2015-09-03 03:42:46 GMT
    Dillon is looking for the Gift of LoveDillon is looking for the Gift of Love
    It was Lego mania as Dillon and me made our way through the Lego exhibit at the Tyler Museum of Art. He hopes to find a Forever Family to call his own.More >>
    It was Lego mania as Dillon and me made our way through the Lego exhibit at the Tyler Museum of Art. He hopes to find a Forever Family to call his own.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Jaden

    Gift of Love: Jaden

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:40 GMT
    Jaden is looking for the Gift of LoveJaden is looking for the Gift of Love
    It was a fun afternoon of looking at Lego art for Jaden and me as we made our way through the Tyler Museum of Art.  Jaden is a very intelligent teenager who enjoys school. "My favorite subject is Science," Jaden said.He is a gifted and talented teen who desires to stay busy learning new things and reaching new goals. As for his future, Jaden looks forward to serving his country."I think I would like to try out for the Marines because my grandfather was a M...More >>
    It was a fun afternoon of looking at Lego art for Jaden and me as we made our way through the Tyler Museum of Art.  Jaden is a very intelligent teenager who enjoys school. "My favorite subject is Science," Jaden said.He is a gifted and talented teen who desires to stay busy learning new things and reaching new goals. As for his future, Jaden looks forward to serving his country."I think I would like to try out for the Marines because my grandfather was a M...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Deyshawn

    Gift of Love: Deyshawn

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:39 GMT
    Deyshawn is looking for the Gift of LoveDeyshawn is looking for the Gift of Love
    It was an afternoon at the batting cages for 15 year old Deyshawn.  This sophomore has a good sense of humor and likes to make others laugh. Deyshawn enjoys music, video games and sports.  "Basketball and football," Deyshawn said.Deyshawn says his favorite position in basketball is point guard and in football his favorite is safety.  He also likes to write and enjoys poems.  And once he gets to know you, Deyshawn might be willing to show off his dance...More >>
    It was an afternoon at the batting cages for 15 year old Deyshawn.  This sophomore has a good sense of humor and likes to make others laugh. Deyshawn enjoys music, video games and sports.  "Basketball and football," Deyshawn said.Deyshawn says his favorite position in basketball is point guard and in football his favorite is safety.  He also likes to write and enjoys poems.  And once he gets to know you, Deyshawn might be willing to show off his dance...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Jorge

    Gift of Love: Jorge

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:39 GMT
    Jorge is looking for the Gift of LoveJorge is looking for the Gift of Love
    15-year-old Jorge is looking for a forever family to call his own. He likes school and hopes to join the military one day.More >>
    15-year-old Jorge is looking for a forever family to call his own. He likes school and hopes to join the military one day.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Elijah's Adoption

    Gift of Love: Elijah's Adoption

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:39 GMT
    Elijah is adopted by the ParkersElijah is adopted by the Parkers
    After nearly 3,300 days in foster care, Eli has found the gift of love with the Parker family.More >>
    After nearly 3,300 days in foster care, Eli has found the gift of love with the Parker family.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Sam

    Gift of Love: Sam

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:39 GMT
    Sam is looking for the Gift of LoveSam is looking for the Gift of Love
    It was a fun afternoon of flying high in the air with Sam at iJump. Sam is a 15-year-old young man, who is going into the 9th grade this year. Sam enjoys sports, such as basketball and football.Basketball I like to play point guard, football I like to play quarterback and wide receiver. Sam loves to watch sports on TV and would love a dad to hang out with and watch the Oklahoma Thunder. He would love a chance to go to sporting events whether they are high school, college or Pro games.S...More >>
    It was a fun afternoon of flying high in the air with Sam at iJump. Sam is a 15-year-old young man, who is going into the 9th grade this year. Sam enjoys sports, such as basketball and football.Basketball I like to play point guard, football I like to play quarterback and wide receiver. Sam loves to watch sports on TV and would love a dad to hang out with and watch the Oklahoma Thunder. He would love a chance to go to sporting events whether they are high school, college or Pro games.S...More >>
  • Gift of Love: J.J. and Brianna

    Gift of Love: J.J. and Brianna

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:38 GMT
    J.J. and Brianna are looking for the Gift of LoveJ.J. and Brianna are looking for the Gift of Love
    It was a fun afternoon of discovery at the Brookshire's Wildlife Museum for siblings Jonathan and Brianna. They are spectacular, both in the strength found in one another and in their very own unique gifts and abilities.Jonathan, who likes to go by J.J. is 9 years old. This 4th grader says his favorite subjects in school are math and recess."I can just dig up in the rocks," J.J. said.When not at school, J.J. likes a variety of activities such as reading, watching movies, listening to music, s...More >>
    It was a fun afternoon of discovery at the Brookshire's Wildlife Museum for siblings Jonathan and Brianna. They are spectacular, both in the strength found in one another and in their very own unique gifts and abilities.Jonathan, who likes to go by J.J. is 9 years old. This 4th grader says his favorite subjects in school are math and recess."I can just dig up in the rocks," J.J. said.When not at school, J.J. likes a variety of activities such as reading, watching movies, listening to music, s...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Nathalia

    Gift of Love: Nathalia

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:38 GMT
    Nathalia is looking for the Gift of LoveNathalia is looking for the Gift of Love
    It was an afternoon of flower arranging at Moss for Nathalia and me. This sophomore tells me that she even takes a flower arranging class at school and love to work with flowers."It just gives me a time to create stuff basically," Nathalia said.Nathalia enjoys school and being around her friends and does very well academically. Her grades are very important to her as she takes on the responsibilities of being a student athlete."Favorite subject would have to be Principles of Health Science. L...More >>
    It was an afternoon of flower arranging at Moss for Nathalia and me. This sophomore tells me that she even takes a flower arranging class at school and love to work with flowers."It just gives me a time to create stuff basically," Nathalia said.Nathalia enjoys school and being around her friends and does very well academically. Her grades are very important to her as she takes on the responsibilities of being a student athlete."Favorite subject would have to be Principles of Health Science. L...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Starla

    Gift of Love: Starla

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:36 GMT
    Starla is looking for the Gift of Love.Starla is looking for the Gift of Love.
    It was an afternoon of flower arranging at Moss for Starla and me. This 16 year old says she enjoys school."I like Algebra. It's pretty fun. I'm pretty good with numbers," Starla said.Starla is outgoing, witty and funny. She is very kind and has a great attitude. This junior likes being involved at school."I was doing One Act for awhile. Our play was the Zinc, the myth, the legend, the zebra. It's about a girl that has leukemia and how she fights it," Starla said.Starla also enjoys being behi...More >>
    It was an afternoon of flower arranging at Moss for Starla and me. This 16 year old says she enjoys school."I like Algebra. It's pretty fun. I'm pretty good with numbers," Starla said.Starla is outgoing, witty and funny. She is very kind and has a great attitude. This junior likes being involved at school."I was doing One Act for awhile. Our play was the Zinc, the myth, the legend, the zebra. It's about a girl that has leukemia and how she fights it," Starla said.Starla also enjoys being behi...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Sam

    Gift of Love: Sam

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:35 GMT
    Sam is looking for the Gift of Love.Sam is looking for the Gift of Love.
    It was a fun afternoon of playing around at iJump for Sam and me. This 10 year old is a quiet and laid back young man. He enjoys school, especially math. Sam also likes to tap into his creative side."I love to do Art," Sam said.Sam says he enjoys it so much he hopes to be an artist one day."Because I love to draw," Sam said.Sam also enjoys being in on the action. He likes playing outdoors and being involved in sports. "Play football," Sam said.This 4th grader also likes watching T.V. and play...More >>
    It was a fun afternoon of playing around at iJump for Sam and me. This 10 year old is a quiet and laid back young man. He enjoys school, especially math. Sam also likes to tap into his creative side."I love to do Art," Sam said.Sam says he enjoys it so much he hopes to be an artist one day."Because I love to draw," Sam said.Sam also enjoys being in on the action. He likes playing outdoors and being involved in sports. "Play football," Sam said.This 4th grader also likes watching T.V. and play...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Chris

    Gift of Love: Chris

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:35 GMT
    Chris is looking for the Gift of LoveChris is looking for the Gift of Love
    It was an afternoon of bouncing around at iJump for Chris and me. This third grader enjoys math and sports, especially basketball but that's not all."Football, dodge ball, soccer, air hockey and skating on ice," Chris said.As for Chris' future, this 9 year old says he wants to have a creative job."An artist," Chris said.Chris is also thinking about becoming a policeman when he grows up. Chris describes himself as someone who can be silly and likes hugs. He loves to laugh with others over funn...More >>
    It was an afternoon of bouncing around at iJump for Chris and me. This third grader enjoys math and sports, especially basketball but that's not all."Football, dodge ball, soccer, air hockey and skating on ice," Chris said.As for Chris' future, this 9 year old says he wants to have a creative job."An artist," Chris said.Chris is also thinking about becoming a policeman when he grows up. Chris describes himself as someone who can be silly and likes hugs. He loves to laugh with others over funn...More >>
  • Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

    Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

    Monday, June 6 2016 5:38 PM EDT2016-06-06 21:38:17 GMT

    Here is the list of upcoming meetings in East Texas for those interested in adoption or foster care.

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    Here is the list of upcoming meetings in East Texas for those interested in adoption or foster care.

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  • Adoption Informational Meetings in March

    Adoption Informational Meetings in March

    Monday, February 22 2016 2:36 PM EST2016-02-22 19:36:55 GMT
    How to Become a Foster/Adoptive Parent; Region 4 Public Information Meetings More >>

    How to Become a Foster/Adoptive Parent; Region 4 Public Information Meetings

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  • Gift of Love: Aryzstella

    Gift of Love: Aryzstella

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 9:38 PM EST2016-02-18 02:38:36 GMT
    Aryzstella is looking for the Gift of Love.Aryzstella is looking for the Gift of Love.

    Aryzstella is a quiet and sweet young girl that loves to play with her foster family's dog. 

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    Aryzstella is a quiet and sweet young girl that loves to play with her foster family's dog. 

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  • Gift of Love: Bradley and Mya

    Gift of Love: Bradley and Mya

    Wednesday, February 10 2016 10:35 PM EST2016-02-11 03:35:26 GMT
    Mya and Bradley are looking for the Gift of Love.Mya and Bradley are looking for the Gift of Love.

    It was an afternoon of fun and a lot of bouncing at iJump for Bradley and Mya. The brother and sister duo are looking for the Gift of Love.

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    It was an afternoon of fun and a lot of bouncing at iJump for Bradley and Mya. The brother and sister duo are looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Robbie

    Gift of Love: Robbie

    Wednesday, February 3 2016 3:31 PM EST2016-02-03 20:31:01 GMT
    Robbie is looking for the Gift of LoveRobbie is looking for the Gift of Love
    Robbie and me laughed as we enjoyed a sunny afternoon on the swings at Brookshire's Wildlife Museum and Park. Robbie is looking for the Gift of Love. More >>

    Robbie and me laughed as we enjoyed a sunny afternoon on the swings at Brookshire's Wildlife Museum and Park. Robbie is looking for the Gift of Love.

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  • Gift of Love: Deborah

    Gift of Love: Deborah

    Friday, January 15 2016 2:54 PM EST2016-01-15 19:54:41 GMT
    Deborah is looking for the Gift of LoveDeborah is looking for the Gift of Love

    It was an afternoon of creativity and fun as Deborah learned how to make a flower arrangement at Moss. 

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    It was an afternoon of creativity and fun as Deborah learned how to make a flower arrangement at Moss. 

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  • How to Become a Foster/Adoptive Parent; Region 4 Public Information Meetings

    How to Become a Foster/Adoptive Parent; Region 4 Public Information Meetings

    Tuesday, January 12 2016 11:57 AM EST2016-01-12 16:57:56 GMT
    How to Become a Foster/Adoptive Parent; Region 4 Public Information Meetings More >>

    How to Become a Foster/Adoptive Parent; Region 4 Public Information Meetings

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  • Gift of Love: Daniel

    Gift of Love: Daniel

    Wednesday, December 23 2015 11:19 PM EST2015-12-24 04:19:49 GMT
    Daniel is looking for the Gift of LoveDaniel is looking for the Gift of Love
    16 year old Daniel had a blast trying out his skills at iJump.  This junior in high school is very motivated to do well in school.. More >>

    16 year old Daniel had a blast trying out his skills at iJump.  This junior in high school is very motivated to do well in school..

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  • Gift of Love: Adam and Andrew

    Gift of Love: Adam and Andrew

    Wednesday, December 16 2015 11:12 PM EST2015-12-17 04:12:27 GMT
    Adam and Andrew are looking for the Gift of LoveAdam and Andrew are looking for the Gift of Love

    It was an afternoon of checking out all the cool bikes at the Harley Davidson store for brothers Adam and Andrew. These brothers are looking for a forever family who can offer them the commitment of a lifetime and all the care and love to go with it. 

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    It was an afternoon of checking out all the cool bikes at the Harley Davidson store for brothers Adam and Andrew. These brothers are looking for a forever family who can offer them the commitment of a lifetime and all the care and love to go with it. 

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  • Gift of Love: Carlos

    Gift of Love: Carlos

    Wednesday, December 9 2015 11:45 PM EST2015-12-10 04:45:50 GMT
    Carlos is looking for the Gift of LoveCarlos is looking for the Gift of Love
    It was an afternoon of bowling for Carlos and me as we tried our best to get some strikes and spares. This young man is very bright and has a great imagination. More >>

    It was an afternoon of bowling for Carlos and me as we tried our best to get some strikes and spares. This young man is very bright and has a great imagination. 

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  • Youth in Foster Care to Celebrate Their Own “Independence Day”

    Youth in Foster Care to Celebrate Their Own “Independence Day”

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:39 GMT
    annual conference gives teens the tools and knowledge needed to be self-sufficient and healthyannual conference gives teens the tools and knowledge needed to be self-sufficient and healthy
     BCFS Health and Human Services' annual conference gives teens the tools and knowledge needed to be self-sufficient and healthy
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     BCFS Health and Human Services' annual conference gives teens the tools and knowledge needed to be self-sufficient and healthy

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  • More information about adoption and foster care

    More information about adoption and foster care

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:38 GMT
    Adoption/Foster InformationAdoption/Foster Information
    If you are inquiring on how to become a foster/adoptive parent: please visit the TEXAS ADOPTION RESOURCE EXCHANGE at www.adoptchildren.org to find Public Information Meetings in or near your area as well as other great information regarding how to get started on this fantastic and beautiful journey. If you are inquiring on a specific child/children waiting to be adopted: Please have your agency representative submit your approved adoptive home study directly to me (Jerry Johnson) via email i...More >>
    If you are inquiring on how to become a foster/adoptive parent: please visit the TEXAS ADOPTION RESOURCE EXCHANGE at www.adoptchildren.org to find Public Information Meetings in or near your area as well as other great information regarding how to get started on this fantastic and beautiful journey. If you are inquiring on a specific child/children waiting to be adopted: Please have your agency representative submit your approved adoptive home study directly to me (Jerry Johnson) via email i...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Nathan

    Gift of Love: Nathan

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:35 GMT
    Nathan is looking for the Gift of LoveNathan is looking for the Gift of Love
    It was an afternoon of discovery for nathan and me at the Brookshire's wildlife museum. The monkeys were one of his favorites!Nathan is an extraordinary child who brings tremendous blessings to all around him. This 10 year old wiz kid will wow you with his mathematics skills. He not only likes math, but loves to read and write as well."Nathan is very outgoing. Nathan is very loving," Nathan's foster mom Stacey Duff said.Besides his academic gifts he is especially fond of being outdoors and ju...More >>
    It was an afternoon of discovery for nathan and me at the Brookshire's wildlife museum. The monkeys were one of his favorites!Nathan is an extraordinary child who brings tremendous blessings to all around him. This 10 year old wiz kid will wow you with his mathematics skills. He not only likes math, but loves to read and write as well."Nathan is very outgoing. Nathan is very loving," Nathan's foster mom Stacey Duff said.Besides his academic gifts he is especially fond of being outdoors and ju...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Jamya

    Gift of Love: Jamya

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:35 GMT
    It was an afternoon of fun at the bowling lanes for Jamya and me. This little bundle of joy and energy is full of personality. Jamya says she likes to learn."Doing math, science and social studies and reading mostly," Jamya said.As for her future, this 5th grader already has a plan."A veterinarian and a singer," Jamya said.Jayma says she really has a heart for animals, especially dogs."What I want to do when I get older help dogs all around the world that are on the streets. I'll pick them up...More >>
    It was an afternoon of fun at the bowling lanes for Jamya and me. This little bundle of joy and energy is full of personality. Jamya says she likes to learn."Doing math, science and social studies and reading mostly," Jamya said.As for her future, this 5th grader already has a plan."A veterinarian and a singer," Jamya said.Jayma says she really has a heart for animals, especially dogs."What I want to do when I get older help dogs all around the world that are on the streets. I'll pick them up...More >>
  • Gift of Love: 14-year-old Romelo

    Gift of Love: 14-year-old Romelo

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:35 GMT
    It was a fun afternoon as Romelo and I played a game of bowling. We were neck and neck throughout the game!More >>
    It was a fun afternoon as Romelo and I played a game of bowling. We were neck and neck throughout the game!More >>
  • Gift of Love: Bryan

    Gift of Love: Bryan

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:35 GMT
    It was an afternoon of fun and bowling for Bryan and me. This 13 year old is a very quiet and easy going teenager. It may take him a while to warm up to you, but once he does, you're sure to see a young man who loves to laugh and joke around.This 6th grader is smart and very interested in history, especially the presidents. But says his favorite part about school is, "I like band," Bryan said.Bryan has been playing the clarinet for the last two years. And he also likes, "having recess," Bryan...More >>
    It was an afternoon of fun and bowling for Bryan and me. This 13 year old is a very quiet and easy going teenager. It may take him a while to warm up to you, but once he does, you're sure to see a young man who loves to laugh and joke around.This 6th grader is smart and very interested in history, especially the presidents. But says his favorite part about school is, "I like band," Bryan said.Bryan has been playing the clarinet for the last two years. And he also likes, "having recess," Bryan...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Destiny and Kaylee

    Gift of Love: Destiny and Kaylee

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:35 GMT
    Destiny and Kaylee are looking for the Gift of Love.Destiny and Kaylee are looking for the Gift of Love.
    It was an afternoon of discovery and adventure for sisters Destiny and Kaylee. Destiny is very friendly and is always joking around. She does very well in school and hopes to go to college one day. The 14 year old loves being in the band and playing the clarinet. When destiny is not in school, books are her favorite pastime. "I like to read," Destiny said. And "The Fault in our Stars and the City of Bones series," Destiny said, are her favorite books. Destiny is like most typical 14 year old ...More >>
    It was an afternoon of discovery and adventure for sisters Destiny and Kaylee. Destiny is very friendly and is always joking around. She does very well in school and hopes to go to college one day. The 14 year old loves being in the band and playing the clarinet. When destiny is not in school, books are her favorite pastime. "I like to read," Destiny said. And "The Fault in our Stars and the City of Bones series," Destiny said, are her favorite books. Destiny is like most typical 14 year old ...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Derricka

    Gift of Love: Derricka

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:35 GMT
    Derricka wants a forever familyDerricka wants a forever family
    It was an afternoon of painting and creativity for Derricka and me. This 16 year old sophomore loves to be active."Mainly basketball but softball too," Derricka said.Derricka aspires to be a professional basketball player or a basketball coach when she grows up. And she tells me she has always wanted to go to a WNBA game.Derricka can be shy when first meeting someone but once she gets to know you, she likes to be silly and have fun. She is a hard worker, competitive and a strong advocate for ...More >>
    It was an afternoon of painting and creativity for Derricka and me. This 16 year old sophomore loves to be active."Mainly basketball but softball too," Derricka said.Derricka aspires to be a professional basketball player or a basketball coach when she grows up. And she tells me she has always wanted to go to a WNBA game.Derricka can be shy when first meeting someone but once she gets to know you, she likes to be silly and have fun. She is a hard worker, competitive and a strong advocate for ...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Aiden

    Gift of Love: Aiden

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:35 GMT
    Aiden is looking for the Gift of LoveAiden is looking for the Gift of Love
    It was a fun afternoon at the zoo as Aiden and me made our way to see all the animals. Aiden was especially excited to see the tigers. Aiden says he likes school and science is his favorite."Projects you get to make stuff," Aiden said, "Math is the least favorite because of multiplying."Aiden also likes to play video games and when outside he's all about playing sports. His favorite is football and he really enjoys playing linebacker. As for his favorite team, "Longhorns."So of course we had ...More >>
    It was a fun afternoon at the zoo as Aiden and me made our way to see all the animals. Aiden was especially excited to see the tigers. Aiden says he likes school and science is his favorite."Projects you get to make stuff," Aiden said, "Math is the least favorite because of multiplying."Aiden also likes to play video games and when outside he's all about playing sports. His favorite is football and he really enjoys playing linebacker. As for his favorite team, "Longhorns."So of course we had ...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Makayla

    Gift of Love: Makayla

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:34 GMT
    It was an afternoon of pampering at Belladonna Day Spa for Makayla. She is very friendly, outgoing and loyal to those she cares about. This 15-year-old wants nothing more than to find a forever family.More >>
    It was an afternoon of pampering at Belladonna Day Spa for Makayla. She is very friendly, outgoing and loyal to those she cares about. This 15-year-old wants nothing more than to find a forever family.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Nichalas

    Gift of Love: Nichalas

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:34 GMT
    Nichalas is looking for the Gift of Love.Nichalas is looking for the Gift of Love.
    It was a afternoon of fun as Nichalas and me hit the bowling lanes. This 6th grader is full of life and love, with much joy to share. More >>
    It was a afternoon of fun as Nichalas and me hit the bowling lanes. This 6th grader is full of life and love, with much joy to share. More >>
  • Gift of Love: Veronica & Thalia

    Gift of Love: Veronica & Thalia

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:34 GMT
    These two sisters are looking for the Gift of LoveThese two sisters are looking for the Gift of Love
    It was an afternoon of fun for Veronica and Thalia as they each got to pick out their own stuffed animal at Build-a-Bear. Veronica and Thalia have gone through many tough times most of their lives..More >>
    It was an afternoon of fun for Veronica and Thalia as they each got to pick out their own stuffed animal at Build-a-Bear. Veronica and Thalia have gone through many tough times most of their lives..More >>
  • Gift of Love: Damian

    Gift of Love: Damian

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:34 GMT
    Damian is looking for the Gift of LoveDamian is looking for the Gift of Love
    It was a fun afternoon of puppy kisses at Petland for Damian and me. This 4th grader likes going to school and being part of the action whether in the classroom or on the playground. More >>
    It was a fun afternoon of puppy kisses at Petland for Damian and me. This 4th grader likes going to school and being part of the action whether in the classroom or on the playground. More >>
  • Gift of Love: Weslie

    Gift of Love: Weslie

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:34 GMT
    Looking for the Gift of LoveLooking for the Gift of Love
    It was an afternoon of adventure for 14-year-old Weslie as he made his way through the Aviation Museum. Weslie enjoys school and is already thinking about his future. He says he would like to attend college one day. As for a career, "a detective. Why do you want to do that? Because I'm good at solving mysteries," Weslie said.Think crime scene investigator. But for now, Weslie is enjoying the 7th grade. Weslie is currently in band and plays the trumpet. When not in school, he enjoys playing vi...More >>
    It was an afternoon of adventure for 14-year-old Weslie as he made his way through the Aviation Museum. Weslie enjoys school and is already thinking about his future. He says he would like to attend college one day. As for a career, "a detective. Why do you want to do that? Because I'm good at solving mysteries," Weslie said.Think crime scene investigator. But for now, Weslie is enjoying the 7th grade. Weslie is currently in band and plays the trumpet. When not in school, he enjoys playing vi...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Jared

    Gift of Love: Jared

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:34 GMT
    Jared is looking for a forever family.Jared is looking for a forever family.
    It was an afternoon of fun at the Aviation Museum at the old Tyler Airport for 16-year-old Jared. Jared says he wants to be in the military when he grows up.More >>
    It was an afternoon of fun at the Aviation Museum at the old Tyler Airport for 16-year-old Jared. Jared says he wants to be in the military when he grows up.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Isaiah

    Gift of Love: Isaiah

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-09-30 19:21:10 GMT
    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:33 GMT
    Isaiah is looking for his Forever FamilyIsaiah is looking for his Forever Family
    Isaiah had fun learning a few cords at Guitars Etc. during a guitar lesson.More >>
    Isaiah had fun learning a few cords at Guitars Etc. during a guitar lesson.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Shyenne & Shelley

    Gift of Love: Shyenne & Shelley

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-09-17 19:21:32 GMT
    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:33 GMT
    Shyenne is looking for the Gift of Love.Shyenne is looking for the Gift of Love.
    Sisters Shyenne and Shelley had a hard time deciding which color to pick for their mani-pedi afternoon at Belladonna Day Spa. These two sisters are full of love and life.More >>
    Sisters Shyenne and Shelley had a hard time deciding which color to pick for their mani-pedi afternoon at Belladonna Day Spa. These two sisters are full of love and life.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Thomas

    Gift of Love: Thomas

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:06:28 GMT
    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:33 GMT
    Thomas and Cameron hope to find the Gift of LoveThomas and Cameron hope to find the Gift of Love
    It was an afternoon of fun for Thomas and his younger brother Cameron. Thomas is excited to start school soon. His favorite subjects are math and social studies. Thomas also loves to do science experiments. As for when he grows up, this 9-year-old has his sights set on the Navy."So I can travel around the country," Thomas said.Thomas says he loves to travel and wants to see as many places as he can! "You get to see parts of the world you haven't seen before," Thomas said.When not in school, T...More >>
    It was an afternoon of fun for Thomas and his younger brother Cameron. Thomas is excited to start school soon. His favorite subjects are math and social studies. Thomas also loves to do science experiments. As for when he grows up, this 9-year-old has his sights set on the Navy."So I can travel around the country," Thomas said.Thomas says he loves to travel and wants to see as many places as he can! "You get to see parts of the world you haven't seen before," Thomas said.When not in school, T...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Cameron

    Gift of Love: Cameron

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:01:16 GMT
    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:33 GMT
    8 year old Cameron want to find the Gift of Love8 year old Cameron want to find the Gift of Love
    It was an afternoon of wild adventures inside Petland for Cameron and his brother Thomas.More >>
    It was an afternoon of wild adventures inside Petland for Cameron and his brother Thomas.
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  • Gift of Love: Johnathon

    Gift of Love: Johnathon

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-06 19:40:48 GMT
    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:33 GMT
    It was an afternoon of fun and discovery for Johnathon as we made our way through all the exhibits at the Discovery Science Center. Johnathon is a sweet child who responds well to positive attention. He usually has a smile on his face when he hears people talking in a positive manner. "He is diagnosed with autism disorder and he's pretty non-verbal," CPS Adoption Specialist Kim Rhodes said. Johnathon is able to meet the challenges he faces every day with a safe environment that offers him str...More >>
    It was an afternoon of fun and discovery for Johnathon as we made our way through all the exhibits at the Discovery Science Center. Johnathon is a sweet child who responds well to positive attention. He usually has a smile on his face when he hears people talking in a positive manner. "He is diagnosed with autism disorder and he's pretty non-verbal," CPS Adoption Specialist Kim Rhodes said. Johnathon is able to meet the challenges he faces every day with a safe environment that offers him str...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Daniel

    Gift of Love: Daniel

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:56:42 GMT
    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:33 GMT
    Daniel is looking for the Gift of LoveDaniel is looking for the Gift of Love
    It was an afternoon of fun at the bowling lanes for Daniel and I. Daniel is very outgoing and loves to enjoy life."He's definitely outdoorsy. So anything like the lake or the park. He definitely likes to be out and about," Amanda Fitzgerald said. When indoors he enjoys playing with action figures, especially batman, putting puzzles together, and watching Jake and the Neverland pirates. Daniel has some challenges in life that affect him physically but this 12 year old doesn't let that get him ...More >>
    It was an afternoon of fun at the bowling lanes for Daniel and I. Daniel is very outgoing and loves to enjoy life."He's definitely outdoorsy. So anything like the lake or the park. He definitely likes to be out and about," Amanda Fitzgerald said. When indoors he enjoys playing with action figures, especially batman, putting puzzles together, and watching Jake and the Neverland pirates. Daniel has some challenges in life that affect him physically but this 12 year old doesn't let that get him ...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Samuell and Shawna

    Gift of Love: Samuell and Shawna

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:59:56 GMT
    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:32 GMT
    Samuell and ShawnaSamuell and Shawna
    We want to be adopted together! That's what both big brother Samuel and little sister Shawna will tell you when asking about their forever family. This dynamic duo presents with lots of excitement and energy; not to mention hugs and smiles. 7-year-old Shawna says she wants to be a teacher or a doctor when she grows up."They help people," Shawna said.Shawna loves Tinker Bell. And her favorite Tinker Bell movie is,"Fairies Lost Treasure," Shawna said.Shawna's favorite food is chicken nuggets an...More >>
    We want to be adopted together! That's what both big brother Samuel and little sister Shawna will tell you when asking about their forever family. This dynamic duo presents with lots of excitement and energy; not to mention hugs and smiles. 7-year-old Shawna says she wants to be a teacher or a doctor when she grows up."They help people," Shawna said.Shawna loves Tinker Bell. And her favorite Tinker Bell movie is,"Fairies Lost Treasure," Shawna said.Shawna's favorite food is chicken nuggets an...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Abby's adoption

    Gift of Love: Abby's adoption

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-02 19:08:56 GMT
    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:32 GMT
    We first meet Abby last October at the Rose of Sharon Ranch where she got to ride a horse.All Abby wanted was to find a forever family.More >>
    We first meet Abby last October at the Rose of Sharon Ranch where she got to ride a horse.All Abby wanted was to find a forever family.More >>
  • Gift of Love: John

    Gift of Love: John

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-03-26 19:08:39 GMT
    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:32 GMT
    It was an afternoon of fun as 16-year-old John and friend Romelo played a round of Putt-Putt. John is a very inquisitive child, eager to ask questions and learn about new things. As for his future, John sees college as his next step after high school."Computers, something that uses computers, holograms and art," John said.John also loves comics and drawing comic characters. His favorite are Pokeman and Yu-Gi-Oh cards. He also likes Transformers and collecting marbles. John is also a self proc...More >>
    It was an afternoon of fun as 16-year-old John and friend Romelo played a round of Putt-Putt. John is a very inquisitive child, eager to ask questions and learn about new things. As for his future, John sees college as his next step after high school."Computers, something that uses computers, holograms and art," John said.John also loves comics and drawing comic characters. His favorite are Pokeman and Yu-Gi-Oh cards. He also likes Transformers and collecting marbles. John is also a self proc...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Damian, Catrina and Cynthia

    Gift of Love: Damian, Catrina and Cynthia

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 3:27 PM EST2014-03-05 20:27:06 GMT
    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:36 GMT
    It was an afternoon of fun on the hay ride at the Rose of Sharon Ranch. Siblings Damian, Catrina and Cynthia want nothing more than to share their lives with a family that will show them the Gift of Love.More >>
    It was an afternoon of fun on the hay ride at the Rose of Sharon Ranch. Siblings Damian, Catrina and Cynthia want nothing more than to share their lives with a family that will show them the Gift of Love.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Cheyenne

    Gift of Love: Cheyenne

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 3:08 PM EST2014-02-19 20:08:41 GMT
    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:32 GMT
    Cheyenne, 11, was treated to her first-ever manicure during our visit.Cheyenne, 11, was treated to her first-ever manicure during our visit.
    Cheyenne is a sweet and outgoing child.More >>
    Cheyenne is a sweet and outgoing child.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Charles

    Gift of Love: Charles

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 1:35 PM EST2014-02-12 18:35:14 GMT
    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:32 GMT
    It was a fun afternoon for Charles and I as we went head to head on the bowling lanes. This 15 year old is in the 9th grade and is doing well in school. As for his favorite subjects, "let's say cooking, math and science," Charles said.He especially likes to study about the planets. Jupiter is his favorite. And when he grows up he wants to serve our country by joining the army. Charles is a big music fan, enjoys outdoor activities, drawing, video games and also enjoys going on outings."Bowling...More >>
    It was a fun afternoon for Charles and I as we went head to head on the bowling lanes. This 15 year old is in the 9th grade and is doing well in school. As for his favorite subjects, "let's say cooking, math and science," Charles said.He especially likes to study about the planets. Jupiter is his favorite. And when he grows up he wants to serve our country by joining the army. Charles is a big music fan, enjoys outdoor activities, drawing, video games and also enjoys going on outings."Bowling...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Charlotte

    Gift of Love: Charlotte

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 11:58 AM EST2014-02-11 16:58:36 GMT
    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:32 GMT
    Sweet little Charlotte and I had a fun time reading books and playing at the Tyler Public Library.  This adorable 18 month old is all smiles.More >>
    Sweet little Charlotte and I had a fun time reading books and playing at the Tyler Public Library.  This adorable 18 month old is all smiles.More >>
  • Gift of Love: William

    Gift of Love: William

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:32 GMT
    It was an afternoon of fun as William and I went head to head on the bowling lanes. Let's just say this 15 year old is a much better bowler! When it comes to school, William likes Art because it allows him to "create stuff." He also likes Social Studies, but Math not so much. William receives some special assistance in English and Reading. He does well with one-on-one attention.As for his future, "I was going to be in the army but I have diabetes so i can't," William said.William says he just...More >>
    It was an afternoon of fun as William and I went head to head on the bowling lanes. Let's just say this 15 year old is a much better bowler! When it comes to school, William likes Art because it allows him to "create stuff." He also likes Social Studies, but Math not so much. William receives some special assistance in English and Reading. He does well with one-on-one attention.As for his future, "I was going to be in the army but I have diabetes so i can't," William said.William says he just...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Chris, Sam and Claudia

    Gift of Love: Chris, Sam and Claudia

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:32 GMT
    It was an afternoon of fun with all sorts of critters big and small at Petland for Chris, Sam and Claudia. Chris is very active and enjoys being outside and participating in various outings. This second grader says he loves school."They have math, science," Chris said.As for his future, Chris wants to be a police officer when he grows up."Because when they run a red light I can chase them," Chris said.Chris also loves sports!"Play football," Chris said.Chris' favorite team is the Dallas Cowbo...More >>
    It was an afternoon of fun with all sorts of critters big and small at Petland for Chris, Sam and Claudia. Chris is very active and enjoys being outside and participating in various outings. This second grader says he loves school."They have math, science," Chris said.As for his future, Chris wants to be a police officer when he grows up."Because when they run a red light I can chase them," Chris said.Chris also loves sports!"Play football," Chris said.Chris' favorite team is the Dallas Cowbo...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Ladarrion

    Gift of Love: Ladarrion

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:31 GMT
    It was a fun afternoon of video games on the Wii for 10-year-old Ladarrion. When it comes to school, this 4th grader loves reading and recess. Ladarrion is very active and loves to play outside. He especially likes to, "play with my walkie talkies, " Ladarrion said.He loves climbing, playing football, and fishing.As for his future, he sees himself in the sports world."I want to play football," Ladarrion said.He hopes to be a professional running back some day and Ladarrion tells me his favor...More >>
    It was a fun afternoon of video games on the Wii for 10-year-old Ladarrion. When it comes to school, this 4th grader loves reading and recess. Ladarrion is very active and loves to play outside. He especially likes to, "play with my walkie talkies, " Ladarrion said.He loves climbing, playing football, and fishing.As for his future, he sees himself in the sports world."I want to play football," Ladarrion said.He hopes to be a professional running back some day and Ladarrion tells me his favor...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Esme and Jamie

    Gift of Love: Esme and Jamie

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:31 GMT
    It was an afternoon of fun and excitement for brother Jaime and sister Esmeralda. Both we thrilled to build their own bear! 6 year old Esme, as she likes to be called, is a talkative and outgoing young lady that loves to meet people.Her favorite colors are "pink and purple," Esme said.Esme is in kindergarten and loves school, especially seeing her friends. When she grows up she'd like to stay in the classroom."A teacher," Esme said.Esme says she loves kids and can't wait to teach them. Esme l...More >>
    It was an afternoon of fun and excitement for brother Jaime and sister Esmeralda. Both we thrilled to build their own bear! 6 year old Esme, as she likes to be called, is a talkative and outgoing young lady that loves to meet people.Her favorite colors are "pink and purple," Esme said.Esme is in kindergarten and loves school, especially seeing her friends. When she grows up she'd like to stay in the classroom."A teacher," Esme said.Esme says she loves kids and can't wait to teach them. Esme l...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Thomas

    Gift of Love: Thomas

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:31 GMT
    9 year old Thomas is having a great afternoon making his own specialty pizza at Double Daves. This 3rd graders loves school and even says the likes taking tests! "Reading and math," Thomas said, top his list of favorite subjects.As for what he wants to be when he grows up, thomas says it's out of this world!"Scientist. What kind of scientist? The kind that studies planets," Thomas said. His favorite plant is mercury. And if that does work out, he wants to try his hand at big box retail."I wou...More >>
    9 year old Thomas is having a great afternoon making his own specialty pizza at Double Daves. This 3rd graders loves school and even says the likes taking tests! "Reading and math," Thomas said, top his list of favorite subjects.As for what he wants to be when he grows up, thomas says it's out of this world!"Scientist. What kind of scientist? The kind that studies planets," Thomas said. His favorite plant is mercury. And if that does work out, he wants to try his hand at big box retail."I wou...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Willie and Dixie

    Gift of Love: Willie and Dixie

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:31 GMT
    It was a fun afternoon of golf with 5 year old Willie and his sister Dixie. Willie is very outgoing and has a lot of energy. "I like to go outside," Willie said. Willie loves to be active and doesn't spend much time in front of the T.V. He'd rather be outside than watching cartoons. As for Willie's favorite food, "I like to eat fries, my favorite!" He also loves hamburgers!Willie is very smart and usually remembers things from the first time he is told such as names or places. He's also alrea...More >>
    It was a fun afternoon of golf with 5 year old Willie and his sister Dixie. Willie is very outgoing and has a lot of energy. "I like to go outside," Willie said. Willie loves to be active and doesn't spend much time in front of the T.V. He'd rather be outside than watching cartoons. As for Willie's favorite food, "I like to eat fries, my favorite!" He also loves hamburgers!Willie is very smart and usually remembers things from the first time he is told such as names or places. He's also alrea...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Kalob, Cassidy, Kiley and Chris

    Gift of Love: Kalob, Cassidy, Kiley and Chris

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:31 GMT
    It was a cooking lesson with Fat Catz chef Cedric Fletcher for 4 siblings looking for their forever family. Kalob, cassidy, Kiley and Chris all enjoyed getting their hands messy to whip of some delicious treats.The youngest is 7 year old Kalob. He loves the outdoors and activities such as basketball, kickball, swimming and camping. Kalob also loves video games."Play Chris' play station," Kalob said.His favorite game is Black Ops II. Kalob says he would like to be a superhero when he grows up....More >>
    It was a cooking lesson with Fat Catz chef Cedric Fletcher for 4 siblings looking for their forever family. Kalob, cassidy, Kiley and Chris all enjoyed getting their hands messy to whip of some delicious treats.The youngest is 7 year old Kalob. He loves the outdoors and activities such as basketball, kickball, swimming and camping. Kalob also loves video games."Play Chris' play station," Kalob said.His favorite game is Black Ops II. Kalob says he would like to be a superhero when he grows up....More >>
  • Gift of Love: Lilie's Adoption

    Gift of Love: Lilie's Adoption

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:31 GMT
    We first met Lilie back in January at Pottery Cafe. Where she and I painted a gingerbread man. At the time, she shared with me that wanted she more than anything to find a new family in the new year."Mom and Dad, brothers and sisters, " Lilie said.And while Lilie didn't get a brother, she did find a forever family with a mom, dad and sister. She even has a miniature poodle named Cocoa. Lilie's adoption will be finalized this month and she is excited about not having to move again. She enjoys...More >>
    We first met Lilie back in January at Pottery Cafe. Where she and I painted a gingerbread man. At the time, she shared with me that wanted she more than anything to find a new family in the new year."Mom and Dad, brothers and sisters, " Lilie said.And while Lilie didn't get a brother, she did find a forever family with a mom, dad and sister. She even has a miniature poodle named Cocoa. Lilie's adoption will be finalized this month and she is excited about not having to move again. She enjoys...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Randy

    Gift of Love: Randy

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:31 GMT
    9 year old Randy loves the outdoors."Ride horses, fishing, a bunch of stuff," Randy said.So he was right at home casting his line in this fishing hole at the Rose of Sharon Ranch.Randy loves to have funMore >>
    9 year old Randy loves the outdoors."Ride horses, fishing, a bunch of stuff," Randy said.So he was right at home casting his line in this fishing hole at the Rose of Sharon Ranch.Randy loves to have funMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Abby

    Gift of Love: Abby

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:31 GMT
    Abby is in heaven as she rides Trevor the horse at the Rose of Sharon Ranch. "Horses and dogs," Abby said. Two of Abby's favorite animals. This 10 year old loves reading and enjoys school. Abby also has big plans for her future."The first two are for fun and the third is for serious. Singing and then dress designing and then lawyer," Abby said.Abby loves to read, draw, play dress-up, or just have quiet time. She also enjoys gymnastics and basketball. For the most part, Abby is a calm, introsp...More >>
    Abby is in heaven as she rides Trevor the horse at the Rose of Sharon Ranch. "Horses and dogs," Abby said. Two of Abby's favorite animals. This 10 year old loves reading and enjoys school. Abby also has big plans for her future."The first two are for fun and the third is for serious. Singing and then dress designing and then lawyer," Abby said.Abby loves to read, draw, play dress-up, or just have quiet time. She also enjoys gymnastics and basketball. For the most part, Abby is a calm, introsp...More >>
  • Gift of Love: D'Auntrae

    Gift of Love: D'Auntrae

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:31 GMT
    It was a fun afternoon for D' Auntrae and i at the tyler library singing patty cake. "D" as we call him for short is a 23 month old happy boy. He is loving and affectionate. "He knows people, he recognizes, he hears people and he pokes up and he hugs and he kisses and he is a delightful baby," foster mom and nurse Ginger Christiansen said. D has a smile that will light up a room. He gives hugs and kisses freely. Also, he likes exploring his surroundings through touch. D especially loves his s...More >>
    It was a fun afternoon for D' Auntrae and i at the tyler library singing patty cake. "D" as we call him for short is a 23 month old happy boy. He is loving and affectionate. "He knows people, he recognizes, he hears people and he pokes up and he hugs and he kisses and he is a delightful baby," foster mom and nurse Ginger Christiansen said. D has a smile that will light up a room. He gives hugs and kisses freely. Also, he likes exploring his surroundings through touch. D especially loves his s...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Katelynn, Jared and Kristina

    Gift of Love: Katelynn, Jared and Kristina

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:36 GMT
    Katelynn, Jared and Kristina are in for a treat. Today we are making pizzas with chef Stephanie Frazier! All three had fun picking out their ingredients and making their own culinary creations.
    More >>
    Katelynn, Jared and Kristina are in for a treat. Today we are making pizzas with chef Stephanie Frazier! All three had fun picking out their ingredients and making their own culinary creations.
    More >>
  • Gift of Love: Shyenne, Shelley, Samuel and Shawnna

    Gift of Love: Shyenne, Shelley, Samuel and Shawnna

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:36 GMT
    Shyenne, Shelley, Samuel. and Shawnna all hope to find a forever family together.Shyenne is the oldest of this sibling group. She loves art class."Color and draw,"Shyenne said.Shyenne likes to draw all sorts of animals, but she has her favorites. "Horses, cows, animals," Shyenne said.Shyenne's favorite color is pink! As for her three wishes, "be back with my brothers and sisters and live with them again," Shyenne said.And Shyenne says she doesn't even want a third wish, just hoping her first ...More >>
    Shyenne, Shelley, Samuel. and Shawnna all hope to find a forever family together.Shyenne is the oldest of this sibling group. She loves art class."Color and draw,"Shyenne said.Shyenne likes to draw all sorts of animals, but she has her favorites. "Horses, cows, animals," Shyenne said.Shyenne's favorite color is pink! As for her three wishes, "be back with my brothers and sisters and live with them again," Shyenne said.And Shyenne says she doesn't even want a third wish, just hoping her first ...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Antawaine

    Gift of Love: Antawaine

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:36 GMT
    It was an afternoon of fun as Antawaine and I went head to head in bowling. And without revealing the final score, let's just say Antawaine bowling skill It was an afternoon of fun as Antawaine and I went head to head in bowling. And without revealing the final score, let's just say Antawaine bowling skills far out weigh mine. This 13 year old is athletic, musically talented, and an intelligent youth."Swim, play my guitar, " Antawaine said.Playing guitar is something Antawaine began about...More >>
    It was an afternoon of fun as Antawaine and I went head to head in bowling. And without revealing the final score, let's just say Antawaine bowling skill It was an afternoon of fun as Antawaine and I went head to head in bowling. And without revealing the final score, let's just say Antawaine bowling skills far out weigh mine. This 13 year old is athletic, musically talented, and an intelligent youth."Swim, play my guitar, " Antawaine said.Playing guitar is something Antawaine began about...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Mechelle

    Gift of Love: Mechelle

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:30 GMT
    15 year old Mechelle and I are having an afternoon of fun and creativity as we paint a piece of pottery with her initial. Mechelle is a fun and bubbly young lady who has a passion for music."I love to sing," Mechelle said. She is very devoted to her singing career and hopes to make it big with her voice someday. If that doesn't work out, Mechelle has thought about becoming a lawyer."I like to stand up for people. I like to do what's right," Mechelle said. Mechelle is an outgoing and sociable ...More >>
    15 year old Mechelle and I are having an afternoon of fun and creativity as we paint a piece of pottery with her initial. Mechelle is a fun and bubbly young lady who has a passion for music."I love to sing," Mechelle said. She is very devoted to her singing career and hopes to make it big with her voice someday. If that doesn't work out, Mechelle has thought about becoming a lawyer."I like to stand up for people. I like to do what's right," Mechelle said. Mechelle is an outgoing and sociable ...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Julian

    Gift of Love: Julian

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:36 GMT
    It was a fun afternoon of bowling for Julian and I. And I have to admit, he beat me at this game pretty bad! In the school setting Julian does well and makes all A's B's. He will be going the 9th grade next year and is excited about the upcoming school year. This 15 year old already has a plan for his future after high school."In the special forces for the military," Julian said.Julian enjoys reading and playing video games. He is also very athletic."I play sports, basketball, soccer, any ty...More >>
    It was a fun afternoon of bowling for Julian and I. And I have to admit, he beat me at this game pretty bad! In the school setting Julian does well and makes all A's B's. He will be going the 9th grade next year and is excited about the upcoming school year. This 15 year old already has a plan for his future after high school."In the special forces for the military," Julian said.Julian enjoys reading and playing video games. He is also very athletic."I play sports, basketball, soccer, any ty...More >>
  • Gift of Love: AJ

    Gift of Love: AJ

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:30 GMT
    13 year old AJ and I are trying our hand at something beautiful and complicated, origami! This 7th grader loves to work with his hands. It's no wonder when asked what he wants to be when he grows up, AJMore >>
    13 year old AJ and I are trying our hand at something beautiful and complicated, origami! This 7th grader loves to work with his hands. It's no wonder when asked what he wants to be when he grows up, AJMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Darius, Tilia, Deuntaye and Derion Part 2

    Gift of Love: Darius, Tilia, Deuntaye and Derion Part 2

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:30 GMT
    They are a fabulous sibling group of four who desperately want to find a forever family that can keep them together. We introduced you to Darius and Tilia last week and now we share with you more aboutMore >>
    They are a fabulous sibling group of four who desperately want to find a forever family that can keep them together. We introduced you to Darius and Tilia last week and now we share with you more aboutMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Darius, Tilia, Deuntaye and Derion Part I

    Gift of Love: Darius, Tilia, Deuntaye and Derion Part I

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:30 GMT
    It was an afternoon of fun and adventure at the Caldwell zoo for brothers Darius, Deuntaye, Derion and sister Tilia. These four children have been in foster care for a year and a half. Darius is a sweetMore >>
    It was an afternoon of fun and adventure at the Caldwell zoo for brothers Darius, Deuntaye, Derion and sister Tilia. These four children have been in foster care for a year and a half. Darius is a sweetMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Businesses Honored

    Gift of Love: Businesses Honored

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:30 GMT
    Over the last year and a half almost a 100 children have been filmed and 50-percent of those have found their forever homes. One of the biggest success stories is the sibling group of 7. And Gift of LoveMore >>
    Over the last year and a half almost a 100 children have been filmed and 50-percent of those have found their forever homes. One of the biggest success stories is the sibling group of 7. And Gift of LoveMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Keith's Adoption

    Gift of Love: Keith's Adoption

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:37 GMT
    We first met Keith back in November of 20-11 at Chuck E. Cheese. This teenager is full of love and life. "I like to play a little sports, I like to play the flute, I enjoy school and I just like familyMore >>
    We first met Keith back in November of 20-11 at Chuck E. Cheese. This teenager is full of love and life. "I like to play a little sports, I like to play the flute, I enjoy school and I just like familyMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Landen

    Gift of Love: Landen

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:30 GMT
    It was an exciting afternoon for Landen as he got up close and personal with a real fire truck. "Landen is 8. He has been diagnosed with autism. More towards the severe end of the spectrum. A sweet littleMore >>
    It was an exciting afternoon for Landen as he got up close and personal with a real fire truck. "Landen is 8. He has been diagnosed with autism. More towards the severe end of the spectrum. A sweet littleMore >>
  • GOL: Tyran and Tyrese

    GOL: Tyran and Tyrese

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:30 GMT
    Brothers Tyran and Tyrese had a blast touring the our studios and their favorite is playing on the green weather wall. Tyran is in the 4th grade and really enjoys Math. He is a very smart young man. TyranMore >>
    Brothers Tyran and Tyrese had a blast touring the our studios and their favorite is playing on the green weather wall. Tyran is in the 4th grade and really enjoys Math. He is a very smart young man. TyranMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Rayden

    Gift of Love: Rayden

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:30 GMT
    It was an afternoon of adventure as Rayden made this way through the Discovery Science Center. This 6 year old little boy loves to learn about new things. "Rayden, he loves playing with blocks. he's aMore >>
    It was an afternoon of adventure as Rayden made this way through the Discovery Science Center. This 6 year old little boy loves to learn about new things. "Rayden, he loves playing with blocks. he's aMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Blanca

    Gift of Love: Blanca

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:30 GMT
    It was an afternoon of primp and pamper at the salon for Blanca. This 15 year old is a very intelligent child who loves to be the center of attention. She also likes school, both the academic and socialMore >>
    It was an afternoon of primp and pamper at the salon for Blanca. This 15 year old is a very intelligent child who loves to be the center of attention. She also likes school, both the academic and socialMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Adoption Myths

    Gift of Love: Adoption Myths

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:37 GMT
    Each week we introduce you to East Texas children available for adoption.  Last we we talked about those hard to place foster children. One of the reasons they can be hard to place are some preconcivedMore >>
    Each week we introduce you to East Texas children available for adoption.  Last we we talked about those hard to place foster children. One of the reasons they can be hard to place are some preconcivedMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Hard to Adopt

    Gift of Love: Hard to Adopt

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:29 GMT
    Each week we introduce you to East Texas children available for adoption. And it comes as no surprise the that youngest are the ones to find homes first. Roughly 1,500 foster youth leave the state'sMore >>
    Each week we introduce you to East Texas children available for adoption. And it comes as no surprise the that youngest are the ones to find homes first. Roughly 1,500 foster youth leave the state'sMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Jasmine

    Gift of Love: Jasmine

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:37 GMT
    "I like that one, that one's pretty," Jasmine says. It was an afternoon of decisions as Jasmine picked out a new friend at Build-a-Bear. In the end the panda won! When it comes to school, this 8th graderMore >>
    "I like that one, that one's pretty," Jasmine says. It was an afternoon of decisions as Jasmine picked out a new friend at Build-a-Bear. In the end the panda won! When it comes to school, this 8th graderMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Romelo

    Gift of Love: Romelo

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:29 GMT
    It was a fun afternoon as Romelo and I played a game of bowling. We were neck and neck throughout the game! 14- year old Romelo is somewhat shy and quiet at first, but as he warms up to you he turns outMore >>
    It was a fun afternoon as Romelo and I played a game of bowling. We were neck and neck throughout the game!More >>
  • Gift of Love: Lillie

    Gift of Love: Lillie

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:29 GMT
    It was an afternoon of creativity for Lillie as she painted a gingerbread man at Pottery Cafe. This second grader wants more than anything to find a new family in the new year. "Mom and dad, brothersMore >>
    It was an afternoon of creativity for Lillie as she painted a gingerbread man at Pottery Cafe. This second grader wants more than anything to find a new family in the new year.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Casey

    Gift of Love: Casey

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:37 GMT
    It was cold afternoon as Casey and I made our way around the Putt Putt golf course. We had fun trying our hand at some of the more difficult stations. This 4th grader loves reading because they get toMore >>
    It was cold afternoon as Casey and I made our way around the Putt Putt golf course. We had fun trying our hand at some of the more difficult stations. This 4th grader loves reading because they get toMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Clay

    Gift of Love: Clay

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:29 GMT
    It was an afternoon of fun and adventure as Clay and I made our way through the Discovery Science Center. This 6th grader loves school and says he's still trying to decide what he wants to be when he growsMore >>
    It was an afternoon of fun and adventure as Clay and I made our way through the Discovery Science Center. This 6th grader loves school and says he's still trying to decide what he wants to be when he growsMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Adoption of Liza Sue

    Gift of Love: Adoption of Liza Sue

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:29 GMT
    The sound of clapping, laughter and smiles fill the courtroom and with that 14-month old Liza Sue now has a mom and dad, plus a 3-year-old brother and a 6-year-old sister. Not to mention another brotherMore >>
    The sound of clapping, laughter and smiles fill the courtroom and with that 14-month old Liza Sue now has a mom and dad, plus a 3-year-old brother and a 6-year-old sister. Not to mention another brotherMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Elijah

    Gift of Love: Elijah

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:37 GMT
    It was an afternoon of fun and laughter as Elijah and I made our way through the putt putt course. Elijah is a very sweet and social child. he has a huge heart and an even bigger smile. More than anything,More >>
    It was an afternoon of fun and laughter as Elijah and I made our way through the putt putt course. Elijah is a very sweet and social child. he has a huge heart and an even bigger smile. More than anything,More >>
  • Gift of Love: Dez

    Gift of Love: Dez

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:29 GMT
    It was a fun afternoon of air hockey as Dez and I put our skills to the test. Dez is a very goal driven teenager. He enjoys being around people and often takes the role of a leader. When it comes to schoolMore >>
    It was a fun afternoon of air hockey as Dez and I put our skills to the test. Dez is a very goal driven teenager. He enjoys being around people and often takes the role of a leader. When it comes to schoolMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Jakerian

    Gift of Love: Jakerian

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:29 GMT
    11 year old Jakerian is a very sweet and loving child who has a strong desire to be adopted by a family who will love unconditionally. Jakerian enjoys participating in several activities such as fishing,More >>
    11 year old Jakerian is a very sweet and loving child who has a strong desire to be adopted by a family who will love unconditionally. Jakerian enjoys participating in several activities such as fishing,More >>
  • Gift of Love: Cody

    Gift of Love: Cody

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:29 GMT
    14 year old Cody loves to have fun! He's also very talkative and outgoing. As for school, Cody is very smart and enjoys learning! "I love math, math is awesome," Cody said. This 8th grader also lovesMore >>
    14 year old Cody loves to have fun! He's also very talkative and outgoing. As for school, Cody is very smart and enjoys learning! "I love math, math is awesome," Cody said. This 8th grader also lovesMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Japiera and Jamya

    Gift of Love: Japiera and Jamya

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:28 GMT
    It was a magical afternoon as sisters Japiera and Jamya made their way through the Tyler Rose Museum looking all the dresses of past rose queens. Japiera is a sweet, loving and considerate child who lovesMore >>
    It was a magical afternoon as sisters Japiera and Jamya made their way through the Tyler Rose Museum looking all the dresses of past rose queens. Japiera is a sweet, loving and considerate child who lovesMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Leslie and Hector

    Gift of Love: Leslie and Hector

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:28 GMT
    It was an afternoon of fun and games for sister Leslie and brother Hector. Leslie looks forward to attending the second grade this fall and is very excited about this accomplishment.  Her favorite thingsMore >>
    It was an afternoon of fun and games for sister Leslie and brother Hector. Leslie looks forward to attending the second grade this fall and is very excited about this accomplishment.  Her favorite thingsMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Jesse

    Gift of Love: Jesse

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:28 GMT
    A little ice cream is a great way to cool off as we pile the goodies on top of our Toppings yogurt. Jesse is a fun loving little boy. He enjoys playing basketball, as this is his favorite sport!      JesseMore >>
    A little ice cream is a great way to cool off as we pile the goodies on top of our Toppings yogurt. Jesse is a fun loving little boy. He enjoys playing basketball, as this is his favorite sport!      JesseMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Katy

    Gift of Love: Katy

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:28 GMT
    It was an afternoon of fun and tumbling as Katy tried her hand at gymnastics.  She is a happy child who loves to please others. Besides gymnastics, Katy loves books.   "I like to do reading a lot,. KatyMore >>
    It was an afternoon of fun and tumbling as Katy tried her hand at gymnastics.  She is a happy child who loves to please others. Besides gymnastics, Katy loves books.   "I like to do reading a lot,. KatyMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Kenneth

    Gift of Love: Kenneth

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:28 GMT
    Kenneth was a tough competitor as we battled it out in a fun game of bowling.  This 14-year-old says one day he would like to own a bowling alley or his own business.  Kenneth says he enjoys school andMore >>
    Kenneth was a tough competitor as we battled it out in a fun game of bowling.  This 14-year-old says one day he would like to own a bowling alley or his own business.  Kenneth says he enjoys school andMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Jayden

    Gift of Love: Jayden

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:28 GMT
    11-year-old Jayden had a ball as he tried his hand at the batting cages. This 4th grader loves sports and enjoys school.     His favorite subjects are, "Math and Science," Jayden said. Jayden tells meMore >>
    11-year-old Jayden had a ball as he tried his hand at the batting cages. This 4th grader loves sports and enjoys school.     His favorite subjects are, "Math and Science," Jayden said. Jayden tells meMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Krystin

    Gift of Love: Krystin

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:28 GMT
    It's a day of beauty for 17 year old Krystin as she gets a new haircut! Krystin is a sweet and bubbly child who doesn't meet a stranger. As for school, Krystin enjoys all her classes. "I just love schoolMore >>
    It's a day of beauty for 17 year old Krystin as she gets a new haircut! Krystin is a sweet and bubbly child who doesn't meet a stranger. As for school, Krystin enjoys all her classes. "I just love schoolMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Natasha

    Gift of Love: Natasha

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:28 GMT
    The sock monkey wins, as Natasha decides what she'd like to create at Pottery cafe. Natasha is strong-minded and fearless, she is not a child to shy away from a challenge. As for school, Natasha has twoMore >>
    The sock monkey wins, as Natasha decides what she'd like to create at Pottery cafe. Natasha is strong-minded and fearless, she is not a child to shy away from a challenge. As for school, Natasha has twoMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Terry

    Gift of Love: Terry

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:27 GMT
    It was a fun afternoon of trying our hand at bowling!  And 12-year-old Terry is pretty good! Terry is a very active youth who loves to have a good time.  "Play games and what T. V.," Terry said.       TerryMore >>
  • Gift of Love: William

    Gift of Love: William

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:27 GMT
    13-year-old William is in heaven as he looks at all the different types of remote controlled cars. cars are William's favorite thing to talk about.  "How they look. My favorite is a Lamborgini Borgatti,"More >>
  • Gift of Love: Shaynia and Johnathan

    Gift of Love: Shaynia and Johnathan

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:27 GMT
    Fish, birds and puppy dogs.  It was a kids dream as Shaynia, Johnathan and I made our way through Petland looking at all the different types of animals. 8-year-old Shaynia loves animals. "Puppies andMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Jacob and Joseph

    Gift of Love: Jacob and Joseph

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:26 GMT
    It didn't take a lot of convincing by 7-year-old Jacob to join him and his brother Joseph for the obstacle course during an afternoon at Jumpin Jacks. Jacob is currently in kindergarten, and loves school.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Quancell

    Gift of Love: Quancell

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:26 GMT
    It was a fun game of bowling as Quancell and I tried to roll a strike or even a spare.  This 14 year old wants to be adopted and longs to have a family to call his own.  Quancell loves playing footballMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Zack

    Gift of Love: Zack

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:26 GMT
    Zack is a 14-year-old boy who loves to play video games and wants to be a millionaire when he is older.  "I like to play X Box 360 and PS3," said Zack. Zack is also very good at air hockey!  He's currentlyMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Justice and Shalay

    Gift of Love: Justice and Shalay

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:26 GMT
    It was a fun afternoon at the Discovery Science Center with Justice and Shalay as we enjoyed shopping, digging for dinosaur bones and exploring!  9-year-old Justice is a loving little girl with an abilityMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Keith

    Gift of Love: Keith

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:25 GMT
    It's was a basketball game of horse for Keith and I as we enjoyed a cool afternoon on the courts. 14 year old Keith says he loves school and while he likes all of his subjects his favorite is, "Math,More >>
  • Gift of Love: Justice and Shalay

    Gift of Love: Justice and Shalay

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:25 GMT
    It was a fun afternoon at the park with Justice and Shalay as we enjoyed the great weather and all the play ground equipment. We even had a little lesson in swinging! 9 year old Justice is a loving littleMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Keith

    Gift of Love: Keith

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:25 GMT
    We met up with 14 year old Keith at Chuck E. Cheese and had a blast working our way through all of the games. While he beat me at pretty much every game, I learned Keith likes a number of things. "I likeMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Romelo

    Gift of Love: Romelo

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:25 GMT
    Romelo and I tried our hardest to get a many hole in one's as possible while enjoying the East Texas weather during a round of putt putt. Romelo is somewhat shy and quiet at first but as he warms up toMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Brent

    Gift of Love: Brent

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:25 GMT
    It was an afternoon of fun and adventure at the Discovery Science Place for Brent and myself. Brent is a happy and friendly child. He is a bit awkward socially and appears much younger than he is but heMore >>
  • Gift of Love: 12 year old Kyle

    Gift of Love: 12 year old Kyle

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:24 GMT
    Kyle is a 12 year old boy who loves animals, enjoys being out doors and participating in group activities such as sports with his peers. Kyle does well in school and has just entered the 7th grade. HeMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Jasmine

    Gift of Love: Jasmine

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:24 GMT
    It was an afternoon of creative drawing at BLESS YOUR ART for Jasmine and me. This 13 year old is a very confident young lady. She enjoys meeting people and loves to talk with others. Jasmine has a veryMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Levi

    Gift of Love: Levi

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:24 GMT
    Levi is all about the fun as we make our way through the games at Chuck E. Cheese. "I like to play games," Levi said. This 7-year old Levi has a wide range of interests to help keep him busy. Levi enjoysMore >>
  • Gift of Love: 15 year old Robert

    Gift of Love: 15 year old Robert

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:24 GMT
    It's an afternoon of fun and bowling! One of Robert's favorite things. "Fishing, Hunting, Swimming. I love bowling," said Robert. This 15-year-old would love a dad who shares his love of hunting.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Brenden

    Gift of Love: Brenden

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:24 GMT
    He loves the great outdoors, now all he needs is a forever family to join him on his adventure through childhood.More >>
    He loves the great outdoors, now all he needs is a forever family to join him on his adventure through childhood.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Max

    Gift of Love: Max

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:24 GMT
    It was an adventuresome afternoon as Max and I got a private guided tour at the Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge. The director of operations, Terri Werner, shared her knowledge and love of these big cats. MaxMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Asia

    Gift of Love: Asia

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:24 GMT
    It was an afternoon of fun and laughter as Asia and I tried our best at a game of Putt-Putt. It has been hard for this 11 year old to make the transition into adoption and she still has her reservations.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Brandon

    Gift of Love: Brandon

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:23 GMT
    It was an afternoon of at the bowling lanes for Brandon. He just finished the first grade and enjoys school. Brandon loves being around other people and is very responsible. His favorite classes include,More >>
  • Gift of Love: Henry

    Gift of Love: Henry

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:27 GMT
    It was an exciting afternoon as Henry and I got a private guided tour at the Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge.More >>
    It was an exciting afternoon as Henry and I got a private guided tour at the Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Adoption for Dylan, Daisy and Misty

    Gift of Love: Adoption for Dylan, Daisy and Misty

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:23 GMT
    It's a family outing for Dylan, Daisy, Misty and their new parents Craig and Julie. We first meet Dylan, Daisy and Misty in October of 2009 when they were looking for a Forever Family. Now a year andMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Torian

    Gift of Love: Torian

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:23 GMT
    Currently together in foster care, hoping to find a forever family is Torian, Tiesha, Tayuna and Jaleah. Torian is the oldest and the only boy in the family.More >>
    Currently together in foster care, hoping to find a forever family is Torian, Tiesha, Tayuna and Jaleah. Torian is the oldest and the only boy in the family.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Kacy and Deris

    Gift of Love: Kacy and Deris

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:23 GMT
    Kacy, Deris and I met up at Chuck E. Cheese for an afternoon of fun and games. This brother and sister team love competition, especially, 12 year old Kacy. "I tried for all the sports. I tried out forMore >>
  • Gift of Love: Justiss

    Gift of Love: Justiss

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:27 GMT
    By Jennifer Hines - bio | email TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Justiss, 16, loves sports and is a star on the basketball court and the baseball field. Now, all he needs is a forever family in his cheering section.More >>
  • Gift of Love: 15-year-old Alex

    Gift of Love: 15-year-old Alex

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:22 GMT
    Alex, 15, likes to write Christian music and play football.More >>
  • Gift of Love: 10-year-old Max

    Gift of Love: 10-year-old Max

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:27 GMT
    He loves basketball and going to church. Now, he needs a forever family to stick with him through the game of life.More >>
  • Gift of Love: 14-year-old Joseph

    Gift of Love: 14-year-old Joseph

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:22 GMT
    Joseph, 14, is laid back, loves spicy food and playing video games. Now, all he needs is a forever family to help him navigate the teenage years.More >>
  • Gift of Love: 10-year-old Dustin

    Gift of Love: 10-year-old Dustin

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:21 GMT
    Dustin loves watching movies and playing video games. Now, he is hoping for a "happily ever after" of his own when it comes to finding his forever family.More >>
  • Gift of Love: 9-year-old Robert

    Gift of Love: 9-year-old Robert

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:27 GMT
    Nine-year-old Robert loves playing outside on his bicycle and is a big fan of Spiderman. Now, all he needs is a forever family to call his own.More >>
  • Gift of Love: 14-year-old Eric

    Gift of Love: 14-year-old Eric

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:21 GMT
    Eric, 14, is shy at first, but it doesn't take long for the sports fan and player to warm up. Now, he is looking for a forever family to help him navigate the game of life.More >>
  • Gift of Love: 14-year-old D'ray

    Gift of Love: 14-year-old D'ray

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:27 GMT
    D'ray, 14, is a teenager who loves horses and baseball. Now, all he needs is a family to call his own.More >>
  • Gift of Love: 15-year-old Justiss

    Gift of Love: 15-year-old Justiss

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:27 GMT
    Justiss, 15, loves sports and is a star on the basketball court and the baseball field. Now, all he needs is a forever family in his cheering section.More >>
  • Gift of Love: 13-year-old Shawn

    Gift of Love: 13-year-old Shawn

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:21 GMT
    Shaw is a young boy who has overcoming all odds. Now, this special child needs a forever family to help him preserve through his teenage years and into adult life.More >>
  • Gift of Love: 11-year-old Jonathan

    Gift of Love: 11-year-old Jonathan

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:21 GMT
    11-year-old Jonathan is a young boy, full of life and energy who wants nothing more than to find a family to share his life with.More >>
  • Gift of Love: 12-year-old Dez

    Gift of Love: 12-year-old Dez

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:20 GMT
    Dez is a fun, loving 5th grader who loves to play video games and go to church. Now, he just wants a family to show him the gift of love.More >>
  • Gift of Love: 7-year-old Zella and 5-year-old Levi

    Gift of Love: 7-year-old Zella and 5-year-old Levi

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:20 GMT
    They are adventuresome with a strong bond. 7-year-old Zella and 5-year-old Levi are enjoying their summer outside. What would make it even better is a home to call their own.  More >>
  • Gift of Love: 13 year old Jared

    Gift of Love: 13 year old Jared

    Thursday, August 18 2011 7:09 AM EDT2011-08-18 11:09:43 GMT
    It was a cool afternoon inside with the air conditioning and a little bowling for Jared and I. This 13-year-old loves to stay active. "I like to fish, I like to build, I like to draw, I like to race,"More >>
  • Gift Of Love: Clifford

    Gift Of Love: Clifford

    Thursday, October 21 2010 12:02 AM EDT2010-10-21 04:02:49 GMT

    Like most boys his age, 11-year old Clifford loves matchbox cars and riding his bike.

    Now, all he needs is a forever family to complete his childhood.More >>

  • Smith County National Adoption Day

    Smith County National Adoption Day

    Wednesday, November 18 2015 3:14 PM EST2015-11-18 20:14:37 GMT
    Smith County National Adoption Day - November 20, 9:30 AMMore >>

    Smith County National Adoption Day - November 20, 9:30 AM

    More >>
  • National Adoption Awareness Month Highlights Children Awaiting Adoption

    National Adoption Awareness Month Highlights Children Awaiting Adoption

    Tuesday, November 10 2015 12:00 PM EST2015-11-10 17:00:41 GMT
    Why Not Me? Why Can't I Have a Family? National Adoption Awareness Month Highlights Children Awaiting AdoptionMore >>
    Why Not Me? Why Can't I Have a Family? National Adoption Awareness Month Highlights Children Awaiting AdoptionMore >>
  • Foster/Adoption Public Information Meetings In September and October

    Foster/Adoption Public Information Meetings In September and October

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:18 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:18:26 GMT
    Adoption MeetingsAdoption Meetings
    Press Release: Texas Adoption Resource Exchange (TARE)September 2015LocationInformation MeetingGilmerUpshur CountyTuesday, September 22nd, 12:00 NoonDFPS Office324 Yapaco StreetGilmer, TX 75644Contact: Skye Vetter 903-843-4206Mount VernonFranklin CountySaturday, September 26th, 10:00 AMProsperity BankMeeting Room Suite C*539 W. Interstate 30Mount Vernon, Texas 75457*The meeting room is a separate building next door to the bank. It is adjacent to H&R Block (across the stre...More >>
    Press Release: Texas Adoption Resource Exchange (TARE)September 2015LocationInformation MeetingGilmerUpshur CountyTuesday, September 22nd, 12:00 NoonDFPS Office324 Yapaco StreetGilmer, TX 75644Contact: Skye Vetter 903-843-4206Mount VernonFranklin CountySaturday, September 26th, 10:00 AMProsperity BankMeeting Room Suite C*539 W. Interstate 30Mount Vernon, Texas 75457*The meeting room is a separate building next door to the bank. It is adjacent to H&R Block (across the stre...More >>
  • Gift of Love: Michael

    Gift of Love: Michael

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:34 GMT
    Michael wants to be adoptedMichael wants to be adopted
    It was an afternoon of fun and excitement for Michael and me as we made our way through the exhibits at the Discovery Science Center.More >>
    It was an afternoon of fun and excitement for Michael and me as we made our way through the exhibits at the Discovery Science Center.
    More >>
  • Gift of Love: Nicholas

    Gift of Love: Nicholas

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:34 GMT
    Nicholas is looking for the Gift of LoveNicholas is looking for the Gift of Love
    It was a fun afternoon at the Discovery Science Center as Nicholas and I explored all there was to see. Nicholas is a very sweet 8-year-old boy.More >>
    It was a fun afternoon at the Discovery Science Center as Nicholas and I explored all there was to see. Nicholas is a very sweet 8-year-old boy.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Lee

    Gift of Love: Lee

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:33 GMT
    Lee wants the Gift of LoveLee wants the Gift of Love
    It was an afternoon at the bowling lanes for lee and I. This 15 year old is very outgoing and easy to talk with.More >>
    It was an afternoon at the bowling lanes for lee and I. This 15 year old is very outgoing and easy to talk with.More >>
  • Gift of Love: Brian

    Gift of Love: Brian

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:06:33 GMT
    It was an afternoon of fun at the bowling lanes for Brian and I. More >>
    It was an afternoon of fun at the bowling lanes for Brian and I. More >>

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