first steps meeting

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. Sit down with our staff and hear more about:

The differences between private infant adoption, international adoption, fostering to adopt, and straight adoption from foster care
Requirements to become a licensed foster or adoptive parent in Texas
How to start the licensing process
Things to consider when selecting a child placing agency
Honest answers to your questions and concerns about opening your home
Upcoming First Steps Meetings:

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 10:00 – 11:30 am
Please register by clicking on the date above when you would like to attend and completing the linked form. First Steps gatherings take place whether we have 2 guests or 10. This gathering is open to couples or individuals-please also register your spouse if he or she is coming. We also have a small adjoining play room for any little ones that may need come along. Children do not need to be registered. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected]. We look forward to meeting you!

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Red Gala

Get dressed up and enjoy an evening of live music, dancing, food, beverages, and silent auction – all for a great cause! Red Gala takes place each Spring in McKinney, Texas. 100% of ticket sales and auction proceeds benefit Embrace. 2024 details coming soon!

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Hideaway at Rockin’ E Ranch is a 4 day, 3 night adventure on a guest ranch in West Texas. Children experience group games, water play, equine therapy, crafts, fishing, archery, and much more, all with the support of trauma-informed staff and volunteers. Many happy memories are made, and families leave feeling rested and connected.

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serve day

Collin House Manager, Lori Seifert, hosts quarterly serve days at Embrace’s campus in Historic Downtown McKinney. Volunteers of all ages pitch in to maintain the property, decorate for holidays, clean, garden, and make this house a welcoming home for the children who stay as guests. If you’re interested in serving onsite as an individual or group, email [email protected] and request our volunteer calendar. Next opportunity on Saturday, April 13. Email [email protected] for additional details.

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embrace family campout

Howdy! You’re invited to join a warm community of foster, adoptive, and kinship care families as we converge at beautiful Lake Whitney State Park for a weekend of outdoor fun, fellowship, and adventure.

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