If you are considering foster care or adoption, we want to make sure you are equipped and connected throughout the process of being licensed to open your home! Each year we offer opportunities to connect with child placing agencies to learn what the steps are to foster or adopt. We currently connect families with Buckner Children and Family Services and CK Family Services in order to be licensed, which is a critical step to moving forward.
In addition, Family Restoration also facilitates a seven-week Intro to Adoption and Foster Care Class starting each January to walk through the expectations and experiences families should consider and prepare for prior to bringing a child into their home. The class addresses all types of adoption and includes an evening to help families develop a support network.
Families considering adoption and/or foster care are invited to participate in our Family Restoration small group gatherings. Men's and women's groups meet separately to address the unique experiences and needs of men and women when parenting children through foster care or adoption.
Ladies Night Out
- The 1st Tuesday of each month
- 7 - 9pm at Sweet Firefly in Richardson
Mom to Mom
- The 3rd Friday of each month
- 9 - 11am at Watermark (kids ministry available)
- The 2nd Thursday of each month
- 7 - 9pm at Spring Creek BBQ in Richardson
Visit the Family Restoration Facebook page to receive updates and connect to each of those groups. We also want to ensure couples process their desire to foster or adopt or their experiences while fostering and adopting with their community group.
If you are currently fostering or have adopted, we insist that no family walk this journey alone. Check out the Resources tab to identify professionals and organizations that may help your family. Each Fall, we host an Empowered to Connect class to help parents navigate the complexities that can come along with parenting a child with a background of trauma.
If you have a new foster care or adoptive child in your home and you need help with basic household items or childcare, join the Dallas Exchange on Facebook and connect with a community of families and individuals willing to help.
If our team can serve your family in any way, please contact us. We look forward to encouraging you through the Family Restoration Ministry at Watermark.