July 16 from 6 PM to 8 PM Amarillo Area Foster care & Adoption is hosting a free community-wide informational session on how to get started fostering or adopting a child.

The state of Texas completes some of the highest numbers of adoptions each year. This is great news for couples hoping to adopt, as it means that there are plenty of adoption professionals out there who can help you understand how to adopt a child in Texas.

There are certain laws and regulations that make the adoption process in Texas a bit different from other states. Though the steps may vary slightly between agencies, the overall process is the same.

For couples who are just starting to look into adoption, the process can be incredibly overwhelming; with all the paperwork and complicated legal jargon, there is a lot to learn.

From the event hosted by Saint Francis Texas:


The need for foster and adoptive families is at an all-time high in the state of Texas. Here in Region 1, which consists of 41 counties in the Texas Panhandle, Saint Francis Ministries has been contracted by the state of Texas to bring children home. Our mission is to bring healing and hope to children and families. In this, we are dedicated to changing the current landscape of child welfare in our region. Our community's most vulnerable children need our help finding "home," and you can help. Please join us along with our Partner Agencies, who are long-time providers in the field of child welfare, as we explore if fostering or adoption is right for your family.

To register follow this link.

AFP via Getty Images