ALL ABOUT THE KIDS
From the desk of Tracy Eilers, DM, Board Member
January 9, 2011
IN THIS ISSUE:
· Welcome Bruce Thompson, New Executive Director
· The Heart Gallery of Central Texas opens in Temple January 14
· Year End Donations
· Kid’s Corner
o Meet Robert
· On the Horizon
o Match Party -
· Arrow Child and Family Ministries
· Child Protective Services
· Lutheran Social Services
Adoption Coalition of Texas
2222 Western Trails, Ste. 101
Austin, TX 78745
512-301-2825 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 512-301-2825 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Grace Lindgren – Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
Lisa Reed – Director - Heart Gallery of Center Texas/Forever Families
Bruce Thompson – Executive Director
Here is a thought –
How about making a donation in honor of a family that adopted? It is a great adoption gift to them, and it helps keep the work going!
Welcome Bruce Thompson!
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and a great 2011! The Adoption Coalition of Texas is kicking of this year with a big change – welcome to our new Executive Director, Bruce Thompson. Bruce has worked in the foster care world for many years and brings a vast array of experience. We are looking forward to his leadership as we progress through 2011 and years to come.
Bruce can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join me in welcoming Bruce to such an incredible organization with a fantastic group of supporters!
All of you have touched my heart in one way or another, and I will continue to advocate and recruit for waiting children, I will always be part of this cause.
To a wonderful 2011!!
Tracy Eilers, DM
Mark your calendars for January 14th. We are once again honored that the Cultural Activities Center in Temple is hosting The 2010 Heart Gallery of Central Texas. Please join us for the opening reception on the 14th from 7p-9p. If you can’t make it to the opening reception, stop by and check it out. The Cultural Activities Center usually displays the exhibit for a few weeks. (Call first to make sure it is still there)
Thank you once again to everyone who donate their time and/or money to the Adoption Coalition of Texas. KNOW that you are making a difference in the futures of children who have been abused and neglected, and who are now simply waiting for a forever family, someone to claim them as their own.
New 8 Austin – Forever Families Segment – January 9, 2011
(Sorry, I couldn’t copy the picture from the News 8 Website, click on the link above to see Robert, and to watch his story)
Robert says drawing is one of his favorite things to do. He has quite the imagination. He used it to draw a combined bear and eagle, what he called a "beargle."
Robert opened up about his personality.
"Sometimes I'm shy but sometimes I'm not. Mostly I like to do things I haven't done before," he said.
Robert is adventurous, loves water slides and said he would like to try sky diving some day. One adventure Robert is waiting to start is life with a family.
"I have to go from one place to another all the time," he said.
In his 12 years of life he's had to move more than half a dozen times. Robert yearns for a home he can grow up in, along with a family he can call his own and have fun with.
Keep your eyes peeled for news about our upcoming Meet & Greet, Match Party in March. All CPS case workers will be present from Central Texas to talk about the kids. We will also have representatives from our partner agencies present to talk about foster care and adoption.