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, Tapestry 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 Tapestry 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. Men meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month, and women meet on the 1st Tuesday. Visit the Tapestry 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 Tapestry Ministry at Watermark.