The Calder’s Story

“Through a wonderful program called foster-to-adopt, my husband I became foster parents to two wonderful boys who we eventually adopted. I’ll never forget that day that Thomas came home to us. This beautiful, sleeping boy was emotionless – no crying, smiling, no emotion whatsoever. Undoubtedly he’d been disappointed by every adult he’d known up to (Read More…)

Foster Care Referral Program

Referral Bonus Program For PCHAS Foster Parents Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services now offers a Referral Bonus Program to all our foster parents. The most effective recruiting technique is referrals from our existing foster parents. PCHAS recognizes the importance of these referrals. The foster care program and the children it serves benefit from your encouragement (Read More…)

Foster Care – Meet Sarah

Sarah is 17 years old and heading to college. Typical?  Not at all. Why? Sarah has been in the foster care system since she was three years old.  During this time, she was bounced from one foster home to another. Sarah has been in more than 12 homes during her young life. Research shows that each time (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…)

Linda’s Story

Ten-month-old Linda came to her foster parents, Luke and Amanda, as an “emergency placement” from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Luke and Amanda were shocked when they met Linda for the first time. Linda was de-toxing from drugs in her system and was suffering from a series of medical problems, including yellowing (Read More…)

PCHAS Launches Foster Care Program in Austin

PCHAS will open a Foster Care Program in Austin this spring.  The program will meet the critical needs of children who need a loving foster family. When we are operating at full capacity, we will be serving 45 boys and girls each year in the Austin area. With more than 110 years of experience providing services for (Read More…)

Two volunteers needed to mentor a brother and sister in Houston (Pearland area)

D. and D., a brother and sister aged 9 and 8, reside with their grandmother, who is raising these children plus two other grandchildren as a single-parent. The grandmother is employed full-time and believes that both children could benefit from a positive mentor/role-model in their lives. Served by our Foster Care kinship connections program in (Read More…)

Foster / adoptive parent, Paula Boyd, shares her story

I originally came in contact with PCHAS because I heard about becoming a foster/adoptive parent to assist with adopting a DFPS kinship placement in my home. I met with PCHAS, decided to go through their process, and became a licensed foster/adoptive parent with the agency. I was able to finalize the adoption of my daughter (Read More…)

Mrs. Green’s Story

Our story begins when we were in PCHAS’ training program for foster parents my husband and I prayed, “God help us to make a difference by providing a safe and stable home for a child who don’t have one.” As foster parents, we are blessed to have been given the opportunity to make a difference (Read More…)