Month: June 2023

Celebrating the reunification of families

A lady being hugged and kissed by two little boys

When a child is removed from their home and placed in foster care, it is a goal to reunify the child with the parents when and if it is safe to do so. During June, which is National Reunification Month, we recognize the importance of working to bring children and parents back together in a safe and loving home.

Of course, part of what makes reunification possible is the temporary care provided by foster families after children are removed from their homes. We celebrate the parents who provide children with a safe and loving home and help them heal from the trauma of removal. Here at DePelchin, we work closely with foster families to provide the support they need so that children receive the best possible care. We are always looking for quality foster families, and we encourage anyone who is considering becoming a foster parent to sign up for one of our virtual foster & adoption orientation sessions.

DePelchin also assists in the search and reunion of adopted individuals and their birth parents. These services are limited to those who were adopted or lived at DePelchin; or children who were formerly in foster care in Texas. Click here to learn more about these services.

We applaud all parents who are working to reunify with their children, as well as the foster families who provide loving homes until reunification becomes possible.

DePelchin Children’s Center Celebrates Pride Month

June, also known as Pride Month, is a time to celebrate diversity and provide support for members of the LGBTQ+ community. This is an important month for DePelchin as we express our gratitude for the LGBTQ+ families we work with and the individuals we serve in our programs.

Many members of the LGBTQ+ community, whether as individuals or as couples, have provided the safe and loving homes that all children need through both our foster care and adoption programs. Several same-sex couples have fostered and adopted multiple children through DePelchin.

Our families come in all shapes and sizes, and we are grateful for all who are willing to open their homes and their families to children who have experienced the trauma of removal from their birth parents.

“With DePelchin it is a family relationship,” said Joshua, whose family has fostered and adopted through DePelchin. “It isn’t a transaction — they are always there when we need them.”

DePelchin is grateful for our years-long partnerships with these families. We are also grateful for our supporters, all of whom make it possible for us to work with a diversity of children and families throughout our many programs.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about providing foster care or adoption through DePelchin, please visit our Prospective Parents page for much more information.