is not a journey for the faint of heart. Here you’ll find stories to encourage, resources to guide and comfort that restores as you hang in there.

Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control

By Heather T. Forbes & B. Bryan Post

A Love-Based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged Children With Severe Behaviors is a book with techniques on helping kids who have been traumatized. Read it here.

When Love is Not Enough

By Nancy Thomas

A book about techniques for helping kids with RAD diagnosis. Read it here.

The Chemistry of Connection

By Susan Kuchinskas

How the Oxytocin Response Can Help You Find Trust, Intimacy, and Love, a great book on how to bond with adoptive children. Read it here.

Instant Mom

By Nia Vardalos

A funny, encouraging book by Nia Vardalos about her foster-to-adopt journey. Read it here.



TARE website for foster kids available to adopt in Texas. Visit here.

Adopt US Kids


AdoptUSKids national website for info on adopting out the foster care system.

Confessions of an Adoptive Parent

Website & Facebook

A facebook page and website with encouragement and tips to help you as you go through foster care and adoption. Visit here.

Foster Angels


Foster Angels of Central Texas helps meet the many unfulfilled needs of children in foster care. We believe all kids deserve to feel “normal”, so we make sure they receive the basic essentials and, whenever possible, provide life-enhancing opportunities. Through our partnership with Child Protective Services and other non-profit agencies, Foster Angels identifies the gaps and quickly responds to children’s circumstances so they, too, can have supportive, loving childhood experiences, with long-felt positive impact.

Agape Ranch


Agape Ranch a non-profit organization that brings together child placing agencies, CPS (Child protective services) and churches to promote adoption and foster care within Corpus Christi. Their website is Visit here.

Youth Odyssey


Youth Odyssey is on a mission to provide at-risk youth ages 10-17 with positive development through life skills curricula and adventure challenge programming. The six life skills we focus on are: communication, teamwork, problem-solving, goal-setting, leadership, and trust. We teach and apply these skills through adventure activities that include team building sessions, ropes challenge courses, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, bouldering, hiking, backpacking, camping, and more.

Adopted for Life

By Russell D. Moore

By Russell D. Moore gives hope and confidence that when you adopt God is on your side. He pursues us the same way we pursue our children. Read it here.

** If you click on the links I DO NOT get paid. These are just the resources that have helped us and we want to pass on the hope to you too. We’re not here to make a profit.

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