HOUSTON (May 9, 2014) – DePelchin Children’s Center will host a joint information session on May 17 for several Houston-based adoption organizations to help educate the community about children who need a safe and loving family. Currently, there are more than 7,000 children in foster care in the Greater Houston area. Of these, more than 1,500 children are waiting to be adopted. The goal of this collaborative effort is to recruit loving foster and adoptive families for these children and teens.

“It is important for all of these agencies to come together for a common information session because even though we are different agencies, we all share the common goal of finding forever families for children in Texas,” said Gail Biro, DePelchin vice president of child welfare services. “We are thrilled to be hosting the Houston-area information session this quarter and look forward to many families visiting with the different agencies and finding the best fit to begin their journey of becoming an adoptive or foster care parent.”

The agencies in attendance at the Houston-area information session include America’s Angels, Arrow Child and Family Ministries, Catholic Charities, DePelchin Children's Center, DFPS, Family to Family Adoptions, Inc., Forever Families, Heart of the Kids Social Services Inc., Methodist Children's Home, Monarch Family Services, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Service, Safe Haven and Spaulding for Children.

The information session will take place May 17, 2014, at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium on DePelchin’s Memorial campus located at physical address 100 Sandman St., Houston, Texas 77007.

About DePelchin Children's Center
DePelchin Children’s Center is the leading center in Texas for children’s well-being, with a focus on mental health, foster care and adoption services. For more than 120 years, DePelchin has been turning lives around with comprehensive care for children, including psychiatric services, counseling, programs for at-risk youths, parent education, residential treatment, foster care and adoption. DePelchin is a not-for-profit organization and gratefully receives its support from individuals, foundations and corporations; government grants and fees; and United Way agencies. Visit www.depelchin.org to learn more.


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