Adoption Services Procedure At 2INgage

2INgage remains true and committed to its core principles, which are to inform, inspire and engage. All children deserve love, no matter the circumstances surrounding their birth and upbringing. We have over 95 years of experience in child welfare. We have committed to catering to the most vulnerable families through case management, foster care, and … Read more

How Long Will It Take To Become Certified and Have a Child Placed in My Home?

When you decide to be a foster parent, you give a child the most valuable gifts anyone can offer — your love, support, and time. However, If you are thinking of becoming a foster parent, the question is probably, “how long will it take for a child to get placed with me?” It is a … Read more

How Long Can a Child Stay in Foster Care?

When children cannot stay with their families, they may be placed in a foster home. Foster care is temporary care for a child who needs a safe, loving and nurturing home when their birth family cannot take care of them. Several reasons make young people and children enter foster care. Some of these include: Physical, emotional, … Read more

Why is Kinship Placement Preferable?

Kinship placement is when a child is placed under the care of relatives, godparents, step-parents, members of a clan, or any other person who has some relations with the family. Kinship care services are essential in providing children with a familiar homely environment and reducing trauma. Children are placed under kinship care most when their … Read more

Unmatched Adoption Services with 2INgage

Adoption is noble, but it can be challenging if you don’t know where to start. With this in mind, you need the services of a reputable foster care company like 2INgage. The entire process can be tiresome and time-consuming, but we help you speed up the process by taking you through the legal procedures. Our … Read more

What Makes a Good Foster Parent

When you decide to foster a child, it means you have the child’s best interest, and you want them to have a better life than what they are currently facing. However, to be a successful foster parent, you need to develop the following attributes. Be Patient Taking care of a child you’ve never stayed with … Read more

5 Qualities of Great Foster Parents

Would I be any good at this? If you’re considering becoming a foster parent, you’ve probably asked yourself this question before. Fostering is an incredibly rich and rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging.  These five qualities are excellent indicators that you’re ready to take the next step toward becoming great foster parents. Resilience … Read more

Foster Parent Toolbox

The choice to foster is not a choice to be taken lightly.  It requires training, thought, support, a big heart, and, quite honestly, bravery.  Not the typical type of bravery where you’re the hero saving the day.  The type of bravery to admit you might not always know the answers, that you may have days … Read more

4 Qualities to Strengthen to Be a Good Foster Parent

Fostering children is one of the most underrated jobs in America today. According to AdoptUSKids, there are currently over 400,000 kids in foster care. Each one of those children deserves to be in a loving, supportive home that will help them succeed in their life beyond the foster care system. Qualities that will make you a … Read more

3 Key Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Foster Parent

Foster parenting is not to be taken lightly. Because you will have the welfare and wellbeing of one of more children in your care, it’s vital before you begin the process that you ask yourself at least three key questions. Question 1: Is this the right time? Sometimes the question isn’t so much if you want to … Read more

Three Signs that Foster Care Adoption is Right for You

The decision to adopt a child through the foster care system is one that requires many considerations. There are several questions that need to be asked, and at times it may feel uncertain. If you’re thinking about foster care adoption, here are some signs that it may be right for you. YOU WANT TO ADOPT … Read more

Becoming a Foster Care Parent in Texas

Foster care refers to a protective service for young ones and their families. Conditions such as mental illness, loss of jobs, homelessness, substance abuse, or poverty make it difficult for biological families to meet the needs of their children.  Foster care provides safety for these children by nurturing them and offering a loving family they … Read more

Why Foster Care And Adoption Information Meetings Are So Important

Foster care and adoption information meetings within a community are a great resource for foster parents. These meetings present a lot of important information to foster and adoptive parents and teach them a great deal. Here are three reasons why these meetings are so important for foster parents. They Provide A Community For Help  One … Read more

What Does An Adoption Agency Do?

An adoption agency is “the middleman” in the adoptive journey. They organize the facilitation of the adoption process by offering services to both birth parents and hopeful adoptive parents through a series of procedures. The services are highly beneficial to streamline the process, and sometimes, required by the state. Furthermore, there is a lot that goes … Read more

5 Qualities of a Good Foster Parent: From Patience to Honesty

When you’re thinking about becoming a foster parent, you might wonder if you have what it takes. The fact is that everyone can be a good foster parent, regardless of sex, race, sexual orientation, age etc. You don’t need to have a lot of money to be a good foster parent either. And it doesn’t … Read more

Signs that Foster Care Adoption is Right for You

Remember when you thought the decision to foster was the biggest decision you would ever make?  Imagine the decision to add a foster child to your home permanently.  On the service, the decision seems easy.  Of course you would!  They’ve been living in your home and you’re bonded with them, why wouldn’t you?  Well, the … Read more

What You Need to Know About DFPS Region 2

In the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, there are two regions. The first region covers all counties except for Travis County, which is in Region 2.This blog post will cover DFPS Region 2 and what you need to know about it.    What Is DFPS Region 2 Region 2 is a governmental agency … Read more

The Benefits of Community-Based Care in Texas

Community-based care (CBC) is a new way of providing foster care and case management in Texas. Under this system, the state delegates the functions of child welfare to private contractors. CBC reflects a paradigm shift from the traditional foster care where the state provided the services. The following are some of the benefits of CBC. … Read more

What You Need to Know About Kinship Placement

One of the most heart-wrenching yet rewarding experiences for a family is to place their child in foster care or kinship placement. This decision can be difficult because children placed with relatives are more likely to have a successful, long-term placement than those placed with strangers. Many families still need help and guidance when making … Read more

2INgage Elevates Robles to VP of Permanency

ABILENE, Texas (August 10, 2021) – 2INgage recently announced Kaycee Robles has been promoted to Vice President of Permanency. She will be responsible for three permanency departments that include Taylor County and the surrounding counties to the west. She will also manage the kinship/courtesy department, training and community engagement for 2INgage. “Kaycee brings a wealth of … Read more