Understanding Diligent Search

Earlier this month, we shared with you how proud and honored we are to be to implementing Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. In this blog, you were also able to meet our Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters: Chelsey Castro and Stephanie Griffith. We sat down with them to

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids

Proud Partner of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Arms Wide Adoption Services is pleased to be implementing Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. This program brings children waiting to be adopted from foster care one step closer to safe, loving and permanent homes. Through Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, the Foundation provides

Confessions of an Adoptee – Blake’s Take

Disclaimer: These are the confessions of an adoptee named Blake Willis who wheres the lens of a private, closed infant adoption. Arms Wide Adoption Services exclusively works with children in the Texas foster care system who have experienced abuse, neglect or abandonment and are in need of safe and nurturing forever families. If families are

Guest Blog: Love Fosters Hope on Child Abuse Prevention Month

Love Fosters Hope is a Texas-based non-profit organization with many facets, but one purpose: To impact the lives of children and teens in foster care who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Their mission is to inspire hope and bring healing to foster children and youth. Arms Wide Adoption Services is proud to work with

International Women’s Day with Roselyn Weaver

Arms Wide Adoption Services’ foster-to-adopt mom, Roselyn Weaver, has some exciting news to share with you! This International Women’s Day, Roselyn has joined eight other fashionistas to launch the The Gibson International Women’s Day Collection exclusively sold at Nordstrom. Read all about Roselyn’s exciting news here. If this wasn’t exciting enough, Roselyn has generously chosen

Learning CPR and First Aid Training

What is CPR? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that can help save a person’s life if their breathing or heart stops. When the heart stops beating, the individual is in cardiac arrest. During cardiac arrest, the heart cannot pump blood to the body, including

How to Advocate for Children When You Don’t Have Children…yet

First, if you are reading this blog post to learn how you can be an effective advocate for children, kudos to you! We want our future adoptive or foster care parents to feel empowered and confident when taking the next step towards expanding their family. Second, you may be wondering, “What is a child advocate?”

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Our Greater Houston Information Meeting

Have you ever considered fostering or becoming an adoptive parent, but you didn’t know whom to call or what to ask? Well, Arms Wide Adoption Services has weekly information meetings to help walk you through the foster care and adoption processes. Read on to discover why attending an information meeting is the best way to

Why You Won’t Find Children At Our Offices

We get calls all the time: “When can I come to meet the kids?” or “Can I bring new toys to the children there?” While we appreciate calls from kind people who want to help and have hands-on interactions with kids in foster care, you will rarely find foster children at our office. The old