Real Talk: Hannah and Aaron’s Journey to Adoption

This is a story about the journey of adoption—the uncut version of the way people go about adoption today. It’s not always picture perfect and that’s okay. Meet Hannah and Aaron Bunker of Houston. A creative soul, Hannah is a talented blogger and producer of a lively YouTube channel. Aaron has his own marriage counseling (Read More…)

PCHAS Expands Adoption Services!

New locations increase reach and ability to assist birth mothers and adoptive families across the state. Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) is expanding its adoption services to new locations in Texas including Austin, Dallas and Wichita Falls, areas it hasn’t served in decades. Until now, PCHAS’ Houston office coordinated PCHAS adoption services. The expansion (Read More…)

Joe and Melinda’s Story

When Joe and Melinda received a call from a PCHAS Adoption Specialist that the birth parents of a newborn baby girl had chosen them to be the adoptive parents of their baby, they were elated. Joe and Melinda felt like they were on a very important audition and they were – a parenting audition for (Read More…)

Creating a Forever Family

The day they adopted baby Joe was a day Mark and Melissa Buchanan and their daughter, Rachel, will never forget.  Mark and Melissa had been hoping to adopt a baby for some time, so when the phone rang and it was their PCHAS social worker, they held their breath. They had been waiting for a (Read More…)

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…)

Dear Adoptive Mom

Dear Adoptive Mom, First off, congratulations! Whether you’ve just made the decision to adopt, have a match, or are already mothering your precious one, I want to congratulate you on being a mom. You were this little one’s mom before they were in your arms, as your mothering heart was tender to your child before (Read More…)

Help Children Make Good Choices: Parenting Tips from PCHAS’ Scott Waller

PCHAS will be hosting its first ever Parenting Education Seminar on Sept. 20th! Six prominent PCHAS specialists will discuss topics ranging from foster care to practical parenting tips. We asked keynote speaker Scott Waller to give us a sneak peak of what he will be talking about on the big day, see what he had (Read More…)

Our Adoption Story: Elizabeth Flowers

Elizabeth Flowers shared her adoption story at a PCHAS luncheon in Houston: My husband Heath and I had always wanted to be parents, and after trying to conceive for more than five years, we began to explore adoption. When we started the adoption process with PCHAS, we were well aware that a mother’s decision to (Read More…)