Grace Manor

Grace Manor Grace Manor is a licensed foster care provider and adoption agency in Center, Nacogdoches, Tyler and Conroe, Texas. We believe every child deserves a loving home.
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Grace Manor is a licensed foster care provider and adoption agency in Center, Texas. We believe that every child deserves a loving home.

Volunteering at the FRESH 15 today! Grace Manor Tyler is one of the beneficiaries from the race 🏃‍♀️
03/07/2020

Volunteering at the FRESH 15 today! Grace Manor Tyler is one of the beneficiaries from the race 🏃‍♀️

❤ Meet the Hooker Family ❤"Hi, we are the Hookers! We have been a foster and adoptive family for about 4 years now. When...
02/28/2020

❤ Meet the Hooker Family ❤
"Hi, we are the Hookers! We have been a foster and adoptive family for about 4 years now. When we started this journey, we were foster only, as my husband was not sure how he would be able to bond to a child that wasn’t biologically his. Within 24 hours of our very 1st placement, my husband was in love and told me to call Grace Manor and have our license changed to foster/adoption. Less than 24 hours was all it took for love and an extremely strong bond to form. God works in mysterious ways because that sweet child is forever ours 4 years later!
Fostering can at times be extremely hard, but it’s always worth it. We would do it even in our most difficult situations, a thousand times over because these kiddos are always always always worth it! That’s why we continue to foster, every child we have had in our home has helped shape our entire family, making us all better people, teaching us all different things, and we have a lot of love to give. We can’t think of a better way to offer that love than by giving children a safe and loving place to land while their families work on themselves.
We are very blessed to have found and chosen Grace Manor, after interviewing many agencies they were the one who truly cared about the kids and not the numbers. That’s what really impressed us, they’ve always been there for us and we know we can count on them for anything we need!
There never seems to be a right time to start the journey of fostering... so if you have ever even considered it at all, just GO FOR IT!! I promise it’s worth it! I promise it won’t always be easy! I promise there is absolutely NOTHING more important on this earth than taking care of precious innocent children who’ve been dealt a bad hand! It’s an amazing journey, and our little family has grown from 4 to 8 through the past few years because of it. Don’t be scared, just jump in!"
The Hooker family has been so wonderful to work with. They have big hearts and always go above and beyond for the children their home. Thank you for all that you have done and all that you will do for the children in your home!

Tyler area families- this event is for you! A free, fun-filled day (March 21)  for the entire family. Be sure to RSVP!
02/28/2020

Tyler area families- this event is for you! A free, fun-filled day (March 21) for the entire family. Be sure to RSVP!

Help us establish a car seat exchange program for our foster parents in the Nacogdoches, Lufkin and Center areas! The do...
02/27/2020

Help us establish a car seat exchange program for our foster parents in the Nacogdoches, Lufkin and Center areas! The donated car seats will be available to our foster parents when they receive emergency placements or as children grow!

To make this possible, we are having a car seat drive from February 15 to April 15, 2020 for new or gently used car seats. We are also accepting monetary donations on our website but please make sure you specify “car seat drive” in the notes.

Questions? Contact us at 936-598-3611 or [email protected].
Thank you in advance for your generosity, Grace Manor.

Help us establish a car seat exchange program for our foster parents in the Nacogdoches, Lufkin and Center areas! The do...
02/25/2020

Help us establish a car seat exchange program for our foster parents in the Nacogdoches, Lufkin and Center areas! The donated car seats will be available to our foster parents when they receive emergency placements or as children grow!

To make this possible, we are having a car seat drive from February 15 to April 15, 2020 for new or gently used car seats. We are also accepting monetary donations on our website but please make sure you specify “car seat drive” in the notes.

Questions? Contact us at 936-598-3611 or [email protected].
Thank you in advance for your generosity, Grace Manor.

02/24/2020

Don't forget about the information meeting tomorrow hosted by The Fostering Collective at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Tyler (13590 State Highway 110 S). This event will take place from 6 - 8 pm. Contact Sara Boyd at ([email protected]) for more information.

Help spread the word, and feel free to share!

02/24/2020

Happy Monday, FB friends! We need your help! One of our Nacogdoches / Lufkin area homes needs a toddler bed and car seat to help keep a sibling group together! If anyone has one or both of these items they'd be willing to donate or let the family borrow until they can purchase their own, it would be greatly appreciated! PM or comment if you'd like to help 💙

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Tyler area, the mom collective is meeting tonight at 7:00 pm.
02/20/2020

Tyler area, the mom collective is meeting tonight at 7:00 pm.

Ladies, come join us TONIGHT, at 7pm! We will meet at The Genesis Group! We hope to see you there!

Address:
5800 Eagles Nest Blvd
Tyler, TX 75703

Another FREE training opportunity for the Tyler area!Registration for the Spring BLEND conference is open! There is limi...
02/20/2020
Blend 2020: Mental Health Edition

Another FREE training opportunity for the Tyler area!

Registration for the Spring BLEND conference is open! There is limited FREE childcare, so make sure you register ASAP.

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Time: 8 am - 4 pm

To register, visit https://bit.ly/2woW9q2

To register for BLEND please go to

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blend-2020-mental-health-edition-tickets-94054185601
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A conference for foster/adopt families who need continuing education hours for their agency requirements.

02/19/2020

**Attention Nacogdoches / Lufkin area**

The Child Welfare Professional Development Project CWPDP is teaming up with Mission Possible to offer 7 hours of Foster Parent training!
This full day conference is on Wednesday, March 18 at SFASU campus (lunch and snacks provided!😉)

Interested Foster Parents can email Diane Sizmore at [email protected] to get the registration code for FREE registration and all details about getting Foster Parent training hours.

02/19/2020

Attention Tyler area! On February 25, The Fostering Collective is hosting a collaborative information meeting at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Tyler (13590 State Highway 110 S) from 6 - 8 pm.
All are welcome! The magnificent Sara Boyd will be there representing Grace Manor! Contact her at [email protected] for more information.

Help spread the word, and feel free to share!

❤ Meet Sonya Neal ❤Ms. Sonya has been with Grace Manor since 2006! We asked her why she decided foster in the beginning?...
02/18/2020

❤ Meet Sonya Neal ❤
Ms. Sonya has been with Grace Manor since 2006! We asked her why she decided foster in the beginning? She stated, "God has blessed me, therefore, I wanted to bless others." Ms. Sonya told us the children are the reason she keeps fostering. She says each child that comes into her home brings a different story and she learns something from every child she crosses paths with. Ms. Sonya takes in teenagers and does an amazing job with them. We appreciate you and all of your time you put in with the children in your home.

Help us establish a car seat exchange program for our foster parents in the Nacogdoches, Lufkin and Center areas! The do...
02/13/2020

Help us establish a car seat exchange program for our foster parents in the Nacogdoches, Lufkin and Center areas! The donated car seats will be available to our foster parents when they receive emergency placements or as children grow!

To make this possible, we are having a car seat drive from February 15 to April 15, 2020 for new or gently used car seats. We are also accepting monetary donations on our website but please make sure you specify “car seat drive” in the notes.

Questions? Contact us at 936-598-3611 or [email protected].
Thank you in advance for your generosity, Grace Manor.

What is Foster Care?"A key goal of foster care programs is to ensure that children live in stable, lifelong families, si...
02/12/2020
What is Foster Care? - The Annie E. Casey Foundation

What is Foster Care?

"A key goal of foster care programs is to ensure that children live in stable, lifelong families, since secure attachment to at least one parenting adult is crucial to healthy child development and well-being."

https://cutt.ly/XrKlpAm

Foster care is a temporary living situation for children whose parents can't take care of them and whose need for care has come to the attention of child welfare. Learn more about foster care and foster parents here.

Help us establish a car seat exchange program for our foster parents in the Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and Center areas! The d...
02/10/2020

Help us establish a car seat exchange program for our foster parents in the Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and Center areas! The donated car seats will be available to our foster parents when they receive emergency placements or as children grow!

We are having a car seat drive from February 15 to April 15, 2020 for new or gently used car seats! We are also accepting monetary donations on our website but please make sure you specify “car seat drive” in the notes.

Questions? Contact us at 936-598-3611 or [email protected].
Thank you in advance for your generosity, Grace Manor.

The Fostering Collective
02/08/2020

The Fostering Collective

Hey Dads! The Dad Collective is meeting this Tuesday, and we're going bowling! Meet us at the Green Acres Baptist Church Family Life Center at the corner of Troup and Dulse at 7pm where we'll have the bowling alley in the basement all to ourselves. Bring your amazing bowling skills or no skills at all! This event is for any kinship, foster, or adoptive dad so join us!

A good read if "getting too attached" is what is holding you back.
01/29/2020
The Forgotten Initiative

A good read if "getting too attached" is what is holding you back.

"It’s arguably the single biggest barrier that keeps people from fostering - the fear of “getting too attached”. It’s an inherent tension in this entirely awkward and broken and beautiful foster care arrangement that never fully goes away - you just kind of learn how to embrace it, live in it and love through it…despite the inevitable."

Jason Johnson I Blog

Shoutout to Ashley Berry and Tomé Catering for providing lunch for our Nacogdoches and Center staff today! We are gratef...
01/28/2020

Shoutout to Ashley Berry and Tomé Catering for providing lunch for our Nacogdoches and Center staff today! We are grateful to have such amazing families like you!❤️

Parents, before you give your kid a phone, tablet, or computer, make sure you’re doing your research. The world of socia...
01/28/2020

Parents, before you give your kid a phone, tablet, or computer, make sure you’re doing your research. The world of social media is always evolving with the hope for more opportunities for connection and community, but we know that’s not always happening. Instead predators use these platforms to manipulate and exploit our kids, and when you combine that with a brain and heart that’s been developed under stressful and traumatic situations and looking for any connection and love, we’re leaving our kids even more vulnerable than they were. National Online Safety has created these great info graphics but give us even more when you visit their website. Make yourself aware of what your kids are doing on their phones. Do the research. Monitor! Ask questions and engage. It’s not snooping, it’s parenting.

For more resources on how to start these conversations with your kids, how to monitor, etc., please do not hesitate to ask!

National Online Safety has put together some fantastic resources for parents about social media apps, online games, and trending issues so they can have informed discussions with their children. THESE ARE PICTURES OF THE DOCUMENTS to give you an idea of what's available/discussed.

All resources, plus much more, can be accessed from the National Online Safety website: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/wake-up-wednesday/
You can register for free and get a weekly update.

You can download some of the resources from a Google Drive folder: http://bit.ly/2v8rsEX (additional resources available from National Online Safety website, )

Visit the National Online Safety page: https://www.facebook.com/NationalOnlineSafety/

01/25/2020
Anchored In Hope

Anchored In Hope

We can't wait to see you April 24-26th in Bryan,Texas for Anchored in Hope Retreat! Register now, space is limited!!! ❤️⚓️

Would you like to help support a foster mom in a tangible way? This retreat gives foster moms some much needed time to r...
01/17/2020

Would you like to help support a foster mom in a tangible way? This retreat gives foster moms some much needed time to rest, recharge and be the best they can for their families. Donating $100, or anything you can, can help offset the cost for these mamas. They give so much of themselves to these kiddos, show them how much you appreciate that love 💙

PayPal at [email protected]

Today marks 100 days until our retreat!!!!!!!!!! To celebrate we’re looking for people who would like to give $100 or more to help support scholarships for moms who would like to attend.

So thankful for everyone who came to the Open Hearts Open Homes Fostering Forum at the The Silo Venue. And a special tha...
01/16/2020

So thankful for everyone who came to the Open Hearts Open Homes Fostering Forum at the The Silo Venue. And a special thanks to Angelina Rotary Club and Ashley Berry for coordinating/hosting!

Conroe area families! #daydate 💙
01/15/2020

Conroe area families! #daydate 💙

Hey Orphan Care Network!

The students of Church Project in The Woodlands are gathering together host a Foster and Adoptive Parents’ Afternoon Out! This will be a great time where your kids will be well care for, supervised by adults, and entertained by a great group of students who love Jesus and want to help!

Where: Church Project

When: January 25th, 2020 from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Signup below!

https://www.orphancarenetwork.org/pno/2020/1/25/foster-and-adoptive-parents-afternoon-out

The Fostering Collective
01/15/2020

The Fostering Collective

The Mom Collective meets THIS Thursday night, January 16th, 7pm at the Fostering Collective! We can't wait to see you!

01/13/2020

Attention Nacogdoches, Lufkin and surrounding areas! We will be participating in an information meeting at The Silo Venue on this Thursday from 3:00 - 6:30 PM!

Attention Center and surrounding areas! Grace Manor will be hosting an information meeting at our Center office (109 Carroll St.) on January 27 at 5 PM!

Mark your calendars! Please RSVP to Jordan Schmidt by one of the following:
-comment on this post
-comment on one of the event posts
-call / text: 936-250-0587
-email: [email protected])

We look forward to seeing you there :)

This a great time to rest and recharge with other foster moms! Check it out, sign up today 💙 #selfcare #mamadeservesabre...
01/10/2020
Anchored in Hope Retreat

This a great time to rest and recharge with other foster moms! Check it out, sign up today 💙 #selfcare #mamadeservesabreak

"I enjoyed the time relaxing, laughing, and talking with others who understand this crazy wonderful journey I'm on.", Mom from Conroe, Texas. "Being with other like-minded mamas was so good. Having...

Montgomery county area foster families- Hope’s Bridge is a great resource in this community. Go give their page a like t...
01/08/2020

Montgomery county area foster families- Hope’s Bridge is a great resource in this community. Go give their page a like to follow, and join the potluck if you can! It takes a village, and this can be a fun way to meet new members of yours 💙

Are you a foster, adopt, or kinship family in the area?

Let’s get together. Potluck this Saturday from 11-1 at Hope’s Bridge in Montgomery. Bring a covered dish or dessert and we will provide Ham and drinks. Let’s talk. Let’s help each other figure this crazy life out. Let us know in the comments if you can make it and what dish you’re bringing. We will have a moonwalk for the kiddos to play in.

The address is 10461 Commerce Row, suite 101; Montgomery 77356.

This is a great resource! If you can’t foster, this would be a HUGE blessing to those who do. There is a class in Huntsv...
01/08/2020

This is a great resource! If you can’t foster, this would be a HUGE blessing to those who do. There is a class in Huntsville next month 💙

We’ve posted this before but we think its worth repeating. ⁣

Having reliable, trauma-informed babysitters on your side is an invaluable resource to foster and kinship families. ⁣

If you are interested in supporting a foster family and the child(ren) in the home, consider becoming a certified babysitter. ⁣

Registration for our Babysitting Certification Classes is NOW OPEN. Find more information by clicking the link in the comment below.

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Foster/adoptive dads in the Whitehouse area!
01/07/2020

Foster/adoptive dads in the Whitehouse area!

Dads, we are looking forward to tomorrow night! Come hang out with us at 403 Hwy 110 North, Whitehouse, TX. 7pm.

Not easy, always worth it 💙
01/04/2020

Not easy, always worth it 💙

I’d be lying if I told you guys it’s been easy around here lately.

I get the ‘why do you keep doing this to yourself?’ question a lot. I know it’s sometimes hard to understand why anyone, who could easily give this up & go back to ‘normal’, would continue; but I know without a doubt I was called to this life & although I don’t remember God telling me it would be easy, I didn’t know how hard it was actually going to be. It’s been less rainbows & unicorns & been down right, hands in the mud, dirty. Like constant night terrors, incident reports,  dysregulation, inappropriate boundaries, no appreciation, driving two hours for a parent visit that no one shows up to & so, so, so much trauma—the ‘punch a hole in the wall’ kind of trauma. Sometimes I ask myself how much longer I can do it.

Those looking in from the outside that tell me “all children need is love” have absolutely no understanding of any of this or that you cannot just love the trauma out of our children. The things I need to do in between the trauma & the healing are exhausting me, but requiring me to reflect on why I can’t give up.

Because Jesus. Because He hasn’t given up on me. Because their healing is too important. Because He has continued to call me to be His hands & His feet. Not just on the comfortable paths with my good supportive shoes on; but also barefoot in the trenches, walking through the mud, the rocks & the fire beside these children.

So I won’t give up this hard life until He tells me to. I won’t give up on these children until He gives up on me. I’ll keep getting dirty & messy & exhausted because I know that through it all, He is walking right beside us in the mess too. #FosterCare

Address

109 Carroll
Center, TX
75935

General information

At Grace Manor of Center, Texas, we are a highly acclaimed foster care and adoption agency with more than 10 years of experience. We recruit and train foster and adoptive families so they can care for children who have been removed from their biological homes. We accept children from infants up to age 22. At our adoption agency, we are dedicated to giving every child the best chance at a successful future.

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I wanna do a Shout out to "Grace Manor" They are THE BEST!! They were the agency that we went through and we now have Our Forever Family, 3 Adopted Loves of Our Lives!!! They are Compassionate, Caring & Loving!!! They make you feel like Family, Always. My Family Loves Grace Manor & Always will. I tell everyone I meet about how GREAT Grace Manor is. Thank You Grace Manor for Everything that You do in the Lives of everyone you meet. Way to go Grace Manor ❤❤❤
Nacogdoches friends! Want to learn more about how you can support children in foster care? Come see us in Nac tonight! Whether you're ready to take that next step towards opening your home, or want to help out current foster families by providing respite, meals or other support. We can help you find your niche!
How awesome is this!
All my foster friends, check it out!! Great network!