Communicating God’s Love

Christina, an eleven-year-old removed from abusive parents and placed in the care of PCHAS, recently asked one of her group home parents if she could hold an envelope that had arrived in the mail. Her group home parent said, “of course,” and asked Christina if she was expecting something in the day’s mail. After 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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)