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Foster Care Adoption Program

Recently, Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services (PCHAS) was awarded a grant from the Synod of the Sun in support of its new Foster Care and Adoption Program in Austin. Launched this past January, this program joins 5 other similar PCHAS programs located across Texas.  Families in the program are carefully screened, selected, trained, supervised and supported so that children can receive care in safe and loving homes. Group homes for boys and girls in the Austin area have been repurposed for foster families.

The need for foster care and adoption services is as great as ever. More than 1000 children were in CPS foster care in Travis County alone. Rev. Peter Crouch, Vice President for Development in PCHAS, speaking about the Synod grant said, “It again lets us know that our friends in the Synod and across Texas support the mission of helping at-risk children and families, like finding foster parents for foster children waiting for a place to call, ‘home.’” Contact person for this program is Adam Crawford, Austin Foster Care and Adoption Program Director, at adam.crawford@pchas.org.

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