There are so many children in Lubbock, and around the world, who desperately need the love and security of a family and also a place to call home. You can respond to the need of abused and neglected children by becoming a foster parent and/or adopting a child.
Fostering
A foster parent’s role is to love a child wholeheartedly and to care for his/her needs but to hold their arms open because the goal for this child (in most cases) is to return home to his/her parents. Foster parents have a beautiful opportunity to come alongside an entire family. Request More Info
Adopting From Foster Care
Children waiting in the foster care system vary in age, from infants to young adults. The average age of waiting child is eight, and many have brothers or sisters with whom they should stay. The majority are healthy children who simply need and deserve loving and supportive adults in their lives. Request More Info
Infant Adoption
If you would like to adopt a baby contact your state’s public agency, a licensed private agency, or an attorney. A good place to start is to search “Adoption organizations” on the internet. To connect with an attorney, contact your local bar association, the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Request More Info
International Adoption
Millions of children worldwide are living without the hope of ever knowing what it is like to be loved by a family. In many countries, political turmoil, limited resources, poverty, and cultural attitudes contribute to the need for loving adoptive families. There are many factors to consider when thinking about adoption such as cost, wait time, open countries, and laws. Request More Information. Request More Info

Interested in Becoming a Foster Parent or Adopting? Take a next step…

1. Seek wisdom from the Lord.
2. Talk to a Foster or Adoptive Parent about their experiences, or ask us! We’d love to help you!
3. Find a foster care or adopting agency near you and ask them about training courses required in your area. They will walk you through the process including training, homestudy/licensing process, and accepting a placement!
4. Let us know! We have many special events, support networks, and resources to help you on your journey and we want to walk with you!

-“Foster care and adoption is not about increasing the size of a family, or even doing a good deed. It’s about helping a child desperately needing love and direction.” Arrow Ministries

Local Agencies:

FOSTER LIFE
eLife foster and adoptive families
Lubbock: 806.771.9708
www.experiencelifenow.com/forthecity

BENCHMARK
Foster Care • Adoption Mentoring
Lubbock: 806.795.7151
www.buckner.org

CHILDREN’S HOME OF LUBBOCK
Foster Care • Adoption Mentoring
Lubbock: 806.762.0481
www.childshome.org

ARROW CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES
Foster Care • Adoption
Lubbock: 806.784.0447
www.arrow.org

DEPELCHIN CHILDREN’S CENTER
Foster Care • Adoption
Lubbock: 806-745-3222
www.cfntexas.com

SPECIAL DELIVERY
Infant Adoption
Lubbock: 806.795.7151
www.buckner.org

BUCKNER
Foster Care • Adoption Mentoring
Lubbock: 806.795.7151
www.buckner.org

CHILDREN’S CONNECTION
Private Infant Adoptions
Lubbock: 806.745.7995
www.childrensconnections.org

TEXAS BOYS RANCH
Foster Care • Adoption • Mentoring
Lubbock: 806.747.3187
www.texasboysranch.org