Come to an Info Meeting

Come explore what God may have for YOU to do in the life of a child in foster care in your community!

The first step is to attend a CALL Informational Meeting for prospective Foster and Adoptive Families, but also for anyone who wants to volunteer with or support The CALL in any way.

An Info Meeting is an excellent way to get an overview of the process, to hear from current foster and adoptive parents, to learn about volunteer opportunities, to get all of your questions answered, and to start the paperwork process, if you so decide.

Info Meetings are held regularly in The CALL counties.

Click here to find the calendar for your county and register.

Recommended resources for foster care and adoption

Recommended Books for Foster Care and Adoption

  • The Connected Child, Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David R. Cross
  • Created to Connect Study Guide, Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael & Amy Monroe
  • The Whole Brain Child, Dr. Daniel J. Seigel
  • Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Child’s Life Story, Susan Tebos and Carissa Woodwyk
  • God Are You Nice or Mean? Trusting God…After the Orphanage, Debra Delulio Jones
  • Nurturing Adoptions, Deborah D. Gray
  • Attaching in Adoptions, Deborah D. Gray
  • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Parents Knew, Sherrie Eldridge
  • Parenting is Your Highest Calling and 8 Other Myths That Trap Us In Worry and Guilt, Leslie Leyland Fields
  • All In Orphan Care, Jason Johnson

Online Resources

Books for Children

  • A Blessing From Above, Patti Henderson
  • A is For Adopted, Eileen Tucker Crosby
  • A Mother for Choco, Keiko Cosby
  • Adoption is For Always, Linda Walvoord Girard
  • Child Of Destiny: Matthew Was Adopted, Phoebe Dawson
  • Families Are Forever, Craig Shermin
  • Families Change (a book for children experiencing termination of parental rights), Julie Nelson
  • I Don’t Have Your Eyes, Carrie A. Kitze
  • It’s OK To Be Different, Todd Parr
  • Love You Forever, Robert Munsch
  • Maybe Days: A Book For Children in Foster Care, Jennifer Wilgochi
  • My Adopted Child: There Is No One Like You, Dr. Kevin Leman
  • My Special Family: A Children’s Book About Open Adoption, Kethleen Silber and Debra Marks Parelskin
  • Over The Moon, Karen Katz
  • Rosie’s Family, Lori Rosove
  • Twice Upon A Time, Eleanora Patterson
  • Shaoey and Dot: Bug Meets Bundle, Mary Beth and Stephen Curtis Chapman
  • We’re Different, We’re The Same, Bobbi Jane Kates
  • When You Were Born In Korea, Brian Boyd
  • W.I.S.E. Up Powerbook (for children who are adopted) and W.I.S.E. Up Powerbook (for children who are in foster care), interactive books from C.A.S.E.

Please note that some very popular Christian parenting books are NOT on this list. This does not mean that they are not excellent books for parenting in general, but it does mean that those parenting tools are not always helpful, and in fact may be hurtful, for children who have been abused or neglected.

Statewide Support Events Calendar

This calendar contains Support Events from around Arkansas, as submitted by The CALL, DCFS and other organizations. This information is provided as a courtesy to our foster and adoptive parents and is subject to change. Please contact the event organizer to register or for more information.

If your organization has a foster/adopt support event that you would like to submit for inclusion on the calendar, please contact us.