BEAUMONT, Texas — Free informational meetings are scheduled to provide information to Southeast Texans interested in finding out more about foster care and adoption. 

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services says more than 34,000 children are in foster care, creating a great need for more foster and adoptive parents according to nonprofit Buckner International. 

Buckner is holding the meetings in Beaumont, Port Arthur, Nederland and Sour Lake according to a Buckner news release.

Here's a list of the upcoming informational meetings: 

Port Arthur Public Library

4615 9th Ave.; Port Arthur, TX 77642

Learn more about the process of becoming a foster parent or adopting through Buckner at this free information meeting. Where: Port Arthur Public Library 4615 9th Ave. Port Arthur, TX, 77642 Contact: Cameka Hart 409-866-0976 chart@buckner.org

 

Marion and Ed Hughes Library

2712 Nederland Ave.; Nederland, TX 77627

 

Learn more about the process of becoming a foster parent or adopting through Buckner at this free information meeting. Where: Marion & Ed Hughes Library 2712 Nederland Ave. Nederland, TX, 77627 Contact: Cameka Hart 409-866-0976 chart@buckner.org

Alma M. Carpenter Library

300 S. Ann St.; Sour Lake, TX 77659

 

Learn more about the process of becoming a foster parent or adopting through Buckner at this free information meeting. Where: Alma M. Carpenter Library 300 S. Ann St. Sour Lake, TX, 77659 Contact: Cameka Hart 409-866-0976 chart@buckner.org

Buckner Children and Family Services

9055 Manion Dr.; Beaumont, TX 77706

 

Learn more about the process of becoming a foster parent or adopting through Buckner at this free information meeting. Where: Buckner Children and Family Services 9055 Manion Drive Beaumont, TX 77706 Contact: Cameka Hart 409-866-0976 chart@buckner.org
  • Oct. 14, 2019; 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Buckner Children and Family Services

9055 Manion Dr.; Beaumont, TX 77706

 

  • Nov. 11, 2019; 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Buckner Children and Family Services

9055 Manion Dr.; Beaumont, TX 77706

 

  • Dec. 9, 2019; 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Buckner Children and Family Services

9055 Manion Dr.; Beaumont, TX 77706

Questions from prospective attendees may be directed to Cameka Hart at (409)-866-0976 or CHart@Buckner.org.

From a Buckner International news release: 

Beaumont, Texas (July 19, 2019) – Nonprofit Buckner International is hosting free informational meetings in Southeast Texas on foster care and adoption throughout the remainder of 2019. Meeting locations include Beaumont, Port Arthur, Nederland and Sour Lake and will provide more information about the process of becoming a foster parent or adopting through Buckner.

 According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, there are more than 34,000 Texas children in foster care, creating a great need for more foster parents and adoptive parents. Buckner International works to meet this need by educating the community and equipping current and prospective parents with the resources needed to provide safe and loving homes for vulnerable children.

 "We are dedicated to finding families for children, rather than finding children for families," said Cameka Hart, supervisor for Buckner Foster Care and Adoption in Southeast Texas. "Our informational workshops are the very beginning of the training and resources needed to become a family to a child for a season through foster care or a forever family through adoption."

UPCOMING MEETINGS FOR POTENTIAL PARENTS WHO WISH TO LEARN MORE

Aug. 15, 2019; 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Port Arthur Public Library

4615 9th Ave.; Port Arthur, TX 77642

 

Aug. 19, 2019; 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Marion and Ed Hughes Library

2712 Nederland Ave.; Nederland, TX 77627

 

Aug. 27, 2019; 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Alma M. Carpenter Library

300 S. Ann St.; Sour Lake, TX 77659

 

Sept. 9, 2019; 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Buckner Children and Family Services

9055 Manion Dr.; Beaumont, TX 77706

 

Oct. 14, 2019; 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Buckner Children and Family Services

9055 Manion Dr.; Beaumont, TX 77706

 

Nov. 11, 2019; 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Buckner Children and Family Services

9055 Manion Dr.; Beaumont, TX 77706

 

Dec. 9, 2019; 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Buckner Children and Family Services

9055 Manion Dr.; Beaumont, TX 77706

 

Questions from prospective attendees may be directed to Cameka Hart at (409) 866-0976 or CHart@Buckner.org.