Easter Baskets for Foster Kids by Campfire Group #57

On Tuesday April 16th, Campfire group #57 gathered at Westside Christian School to put together Easter baskets for foster kids in Union County. The group purchased all the supplies needed and invested time and lots of love in each basket.

The Call of Union County wants to express deep gratitute to this group for such a kind and thoughful gesture.

Thank you to this amazing group of girls.

The Call in Union County hosts Project Zero’s Heart Gallery

The Call of Union County is honored to host the Heart Gallery the first two weeks of November.
We want to invite everyone to come to one of the locations listed below, the Heart Gallery displays the pictures of dozens of kids from accross the State of Arkansas that are waiting to be adopted.
There are hundreds of kids waiting. In Union County alone, we have adopted over thirty children in the last three years.

Come pray for these children. They need a family desperately. They have been waiting too long.

Dates and Locations:

November 1st: Auditorium for the Guy Penrod show

November 2-9: West Side Baptist

November 10: Boomtown Opry

November 11-12: Wyatt Baptist Church

November 13: Union County Courthouse

November 14: *possibly the conference center

November 15-16: Stars Theaters for opening of Instant Family movie.

November 17: Toy Run with the AState Boys. ( Wal Mart )

Check out this article:
https://www.myarklamiss.com/news/local-news/the-call-in-union-county-hosts-project-zero-s-heart-gallery/1565282679

Adoption Celebration

Jeremy and Genie Humphries have been fostering in Union County for the past two years, they have given unconditional love and care to many. Their daughter has been an important part of their fostering life, she has been always loving, helpful and caring. The love of this family for foster kids is evident in their actions. They always are willing to help; not only the kids that have entered their home, but also other foster kids and foster families in the community.

We are full of joy to announce the adoption of a precious little boy by The Humphries.

On September 1st, Jeremy and Genie Humphries adopted a baby boy that has been in their home for 345 days. Although he has spent days in hospital, many appointments and check ups, he has been conquering challenge after challenge. His parents and sister have been there to help him overcome anything coming his way.

We are very happy for The Humphries and for Carter. He is a precious boy loved by everyone who gets to meet him. He brings so much joy.

Congratulations Jeremy, Genie, Anna Grace and Carter.

Foster parents of the Year celebration at the Governor’s Mansion

Brooke and Jeremy Hargis were recognized for all the amazing work they did as foster parents. They have invested many years caring and loving many foster kids. They have adopted four kids through out their journey. Because of their experience they are a great source of information for many foster parents and they are always willing to help.

On July 20th, 2018 they spent their evening at the Governor’s Mansion with foster parents from other areas, DCFS caseworkers and supervisors. We are so proud and excited for them.

Jeremy and Brooke Hargis Named South Arkansas Foster Parents of the Year

Jeremy and Brooke Hargis of Strong Named South Arkansas Foster Parents of the Year Banquet part of growing DCFS effort to better support and retain foster families
The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) plans to celebrate and honor its foster parents on Friday, July 20 at a banquet at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. As part of that celebration, the agency has named Jeremy and Brooke Hargis as its Area 4 Foster Parents of the Year for their significant efforts to support children in foster care and their biological families.
DCFS Director Mischa Martin said the Hargis’ were selected as area winners primarily because they have embraced their role as a “reunification partner” and work closely with the biological families of the children in their care.
“They are amazing foster parents and pour all their energy into their children,” said Martin. “In addition to their commitment to helping reunify foster children with their families, the Hargis’ have made a name for themselves through their ability and willingness to be ambassadors and powerful voices for foster parenting.”

DCFS is responsible for the safety of children and youth in the state and has approximately 4,500 children in foster care, most of whom are placed in home settings with foster families. The state is divided into 10 service areas, and nominations for outstanding foster families were submitted from each area by family service workers, other foster parents, and child advocates.
One winner from each area as well as an overall winner (to be announced at the banquet) were chosen by DHS/DCFS staff based on years of services to the division, reunification efforts with biological families, partnership with the agency, support for other foster parents, advocacy for the children in their care, and other criteria.

The Call of Union County is very proud of The Hargis’ and all the work they have done. They are a big help to this organization.