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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)