Adoption – Meet the Van Roo Family

“Several years ago, my husband and I adopted two boys through PCHAS foster-to-adopt program. Through this program, we opened up our home and hearts to two adorable, rambunctious, fun-loving boys, Nathan and Joshua, as foster parents. After some time, the biological parents’ parental rights were taken away and we finalized the adoption. Our family was (Read More…)

Carissa’s Adoption Story

In honor of National Adoption Month, we are re-publishing a blog post written by Carissa Cassatt, a PCHAS adoptive parent. No one ever said life was easy. Well, that might be true, but with God by our side, our journey through the adoption process has turned out perfectly for our family. Before we married, my (Read More…)

Our First “Family Day”

For national adoption month, PCHAS is celebrating the many adoptions facilitated by PCHAS. Check out this blog post by Hannah, who adopted two children through PCHAS: On August 1st of this year, my family celebrated our first anniversary. A year before, my husband and I stood in court with our twin babies, and a judge (Read More…)

Giving Thanks – To Those Who Adopt

November is National Adoption Month. This adoption story will warm your heart. Todd and Samuel (ages 5 and 6) were removed from their birth family by Child Protective Services and temporarily placed in a foster home. After some time, they were placed in “kinship care” with their grandmother and great aunt. When Todd and Samuel’s (Read More…)

Helping Single Mothers on the Brink

As you drive through your town, do you see people you assume are homeless — a man, whose hair and clothes beg for a wash, walking with a backpack? A disheveled looking woman pushing a cart? What about the young woman working at your child or grandchild’s daycare facility? Or the fast-food-chain employee? They may (Read More…)

Single Parent Family – Meet Nicole

Many of us see a homeless person – alone – on the street. And it’s heartbreaking. Most people don’t realize that single mothers with children comprise the largest homeless population. These women are struggling to care for themselves and their children. For some, it’s a Herculean task. That’s why PCHAS created its Single Parent Family (Read More…)

A Good Day for a BBQ

As I drove down our Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ San Antonio campus road on an early Saturday morning in preparation for our annual San Antonio Back to School Barbecue in September, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of peace and serenity. In the meadow behind our Single Parent Family Program home, I saw (Read More…)

Transitional Living – Meet Justine

Justine is a nineteen-year-old resident of the PCHAS San Antonio Transitional Living Program. She entered foster care when she was only six years old. She was removed from that home by Child Protective Services and was adopted by another family. At the age of nine, she was once again abandoned by her adoptive family. Shortly (Read More…)

Sisters Overcome Overwhelming Odds

With Help from PCHAS, Sisters Overcome Overwhelming Odds Over eight years ago, Pam Crawford, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Child and Family Supervisor in Corsicana (now a regional PCHAS Director) received two anxious telephone calls from the local high school asking for help for two sisters. One call was from the school counselor and the (Read More…)

Group Homes – Meet Trisha

Trisha had never been to church before she came to stay with Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Group Home in Waxahachie. Her mom worked hard at her job in a day care center, but she did not earn enough to pay the rent at the apartment where they were living. The family was evicted when (Read More…)