Blogfrom International Family Services
International Family Services is proud to be in integral part in the launch a major foster care initiative in Central Texas with the founding of 4KIDS of Central Texas. Using the “gold-standard” model of Florida’s 4KIDS of South Florida, who draws together nearly 350...
International Family Services has moved its offices from the greater Houston Area to Central Texas. After nearly 25 years in Friendswood, Texas IFS made the decision to relocate to the greater Austin Texas area and into the historic Central Texas City of Georgetown,...
An Update from International Family Services regarding Hurricane Harvey.
Nick and Brandi were like so many couples challenged by infertility. The Central Texas couple dreamed about starting a family and enjoying life as parents, investing themselves and their family culture into their children. After years of frustration and the expense of doctor visits
Proud Mom and Dad recently welcomed their beautiful daughter Ishana (India) into their Illinois family.
Two sisters are having a Christmas they will never forget.
The siblings, Angela Mardock, 18, of Springville, and Adi Calvert, 20, of England, were adopted by different families in different countries 18 years ago.
They met Monday for the first time, and are spending the Christmas season together before they have to return to their separate lives.
One of my favorite Christmas verses is one not normally associated with the traditional story we read in the Bible about baby Jesus, the shepherds, the choir of angels and the wise men, but it certainly speaks of the ultimate Christmas gift:
Behind every adoption is a story. Often there is a person, a family member, a group of friends, a church or humanitarian organization, who comes along side an adoptive family, providing spiritual and emotional support and sometimes there are those who provide a financial boost. These unsung heroes become part of the legacy of adoption.
This is little Robey, son of Marcus and Shannon of Missouri adopted through IFS from Ethiopia in the summer of 2012. This guy is quite an actor! (Last name has not been published for privacy purposes.)
Updated from our original post on August 10, 2015
On August 1, 2015 the long-anticipated Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children, 2015, became official. The new guidelines were put into place by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the federal ministry that oversees CARA (Central Adoption Resource Authority), the Central Adoption Authority in India.