Embrace Texas


a loving, stable home for every child

Embrace connects willing hands with opportunities to serve children in foster, adoptive and kinship care.

For over a decade, Embrace has provided life changing programs and resources to vulnerable children and their caregivers. Our services are provided at no cost to the families we serve thanks to the generosity of our community, partner churches, and the many volunteers who give their time and talent to improve the lives of children. By partnering with Embrace you’re helping children lingering in the foster care system find the love and stability of a forever family. You’re ministering to foster parents through respite care, support groups and valuable training. You’re supporting teens who “age-out” of foster care without an adoptive family. When you volunteer or give to Embrace, you’re making a difference.

If you are a foster parent, adoptive parent, kinship care provider or foster alumni, it is our joy to serve you & your family. Embrace programs and resources are open to families from all child placing agencies. If you are in need of services and live outside the DFW area (DFPS Region 3), we are happy to connect you with one of our partner non-profit organizations in your region or state, or help you launch similar efforts in your area.

Upcoming events & announcements

Child welfare, as we know it today in America, began with the establishment of orphanages. If these institutions were a safe and effective haven for vulnerable children, why have disappeared? And where are the children? Click HERE to learn more.

Whether you’re a foster, adoptive, or kinship care family in need of gently used clothing, baby equipment, or furniture OR someone who would like to donate those items to a family in need, we have a 🌎 of resources available for you!  Click here to learn more!

Black children are: more likely to be removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse, less likely to be reunited with their families, and more likely to grow up in foster care without a permanent home. This disparity has a grievous impact on the children and families it affects. Learn more about how DFPS is working to tackle disproportionality.

Help connect a foster child with an adoptive family by sponsoring a table at our upcoming Child to Family Connection adoption match event. Items you generously provide will be displayed to represent a local foster child that is waiting to find a forever family. Click HERE to learn more and register!

Can a love story be told in 100 words? Read an adoption Tiny Love Story “Miraculous in the Mundane” by Embrace Executive Director Denise Kendrick published May 4, 2021 in the New York Times.

Are you interested in learning about becoming a foster or adoptive parent? Would you like to participate in a casual conversation where you can get answers to your questions? Join us at “First Steps”, a quarterly informational gathering at the Embrace Office in Historic Downtown McKinney.