(KXXV) — If you've ever thought about fostering or adopting a Central Texas child, an event is happening in March that will get you closer to making a difference in a child's life.
For 11 years, case manager Nicole Euting has helped children in Central Texas find loving and safe homes at the non-profit social service agency Circles of Care.
"No two days are the same and it's always something new," said Euting.
She says the biggest need in our area is foster and adoptive homes for sibling groups and teenagers.
An information session will be held on March 26 at Crossroads Church in Belton from 5 - 8 p.m. Families thinking about adoption and those already licensed by the state that are ready to give a child their forever home are encouraged to attend.
"Events like this raise awareness and the children aren't present so there isn't that added stress on the child. So it's kind of behind-the-scenes," said Euting.
Part of the event is called a paper match party. Families can learn more about the kids waiting for adoption through their files.
"Information about them. What they like and what they dislike. Local foster families can go and review those files and if they'd like to submit their home study, they can submit their home study," said Euting.
Resources and agencies like Circles of Care will be at the event hosted by the Adoption Collaborative of Central Texas so questions can be answered and resources will be ready.
"The building of families is definitely a high point and as the children find safety and security in our homes, you see behaviors change and just the new sense of life they take on," said Euting.
You can learn more about children waiting for adoption at The Heart Gallery of Central Texas.
"Forever Families" airs every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on Central Texas News Now.