College journey for teens in foster care

College journey for teens in foster care Working against the odds Only three percent of young adults in foster care in Texas go on to attend college. Young adults in foster care face many obstacles when trying to achieve higher education. Mental health, lack of resources, dropping out of high school, and financial restraints, are

How to Talk to your Children About Racism

Racism is an incredibly difficult topic not just to understand, but also to explain especially for young children. This is why Arms Wide has created a list of resources that help you approach or continue to discuss the topic of Racism to your children.  Beginning the Conversation  This Smithsonian resource is amazing for self-reflecting on your own experiences with racism and how you understood

Helpful Books & Media

Fostering and Adoption can be a confusing process for both the parent and the child. Foster Parents often need support and help in understanding how to care for a child that has gone through trauma. On the other hand, children often need extra support in understanding the new situation they’re in, as displacement can be

Safety Tips

A child’s safety is often the number one thing on any parent’s mind in any situation. This is especially true with younger children, because they need some extra help from their caregiver to learn good safety habits. In 2018, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption reported that around 74% of children adopted were under the age of 9. So, safety

PMC Unpacked – Inside Arms Wide

PMC and Post Permanency: What is it? Our Post Permanency Program is for families who have PMC of a child: Permanent Managing Conservatorship. A Permanent Managing Conservator of a child is a person who has been given legal custody of the child, but the birth parent rights may not have been terminated. How is this

Child Abuse Prevention Edition – Suggested Reading List

At Arms Wide Adoption Services, we want ALL parents/guardians/caregivers to be equipped with the necessary tools to help eliminate child abuse. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Throughout this month, we hope to spread awareness to protect all children from perpetrators. Below, you can find a list of suggested reading children’s books to help parents

5 Ways To Protect Your Child From Abuse

April is commonly known for the joys of blooming spring tulips and Easter festivities, but we also wanted to let you know about Child Abuse Prevention Month, because the need to place children in safe and nurturing homes is our top priority. We want ALL parents to have the necessary educational tools to protect their

Special Giveaway [CLOSED]

Want a chance to win a $50 gift card to H-E-B to spice up your family dinner? Then, we have the giveaway for you! How To Enter: Like the giveaway post on social media! Follow Arms Wide Adoption Services on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Each platform you follow = an additional entry. Tell us in the

A Family That Plays Together Stays Together

Whether you have little ones or pre-teens, family bonding is important to create a strong family foundation. According to Denis K. Orthner, co-participation in leisure activities is positively related to family satisfaction, family interaction, and family stability. Below are three reasons why families should spend even more time together. 1. It’s a Great Workout Routine!