CORPUS CHRISTI (KRIS) - "Why not me?" A question many foster children across Texas ask themselves.
Child Protective Services both locally and statewide are hosting new outreach programs to help spread the message that every child needs parents, through faith-based leaders.
Jamie Johnson is a program specialist with CPS, she says these collaborations are designed by advisory committees to help promote the adoption of all children, especially minorities.
This was the second meeting of it's kind in Texas. Johnson says more are planned, to continue sharing the message with faith-based messengers, so they can help grow families, just like the Grays.
Kim Gray is a mother of 5, including her newest child, 17-year old Chris, who became part of their family in 2011.
Through the help of their case workers and prayer, Gray says she and her family got their answer.
Chris was able to join his new family before Christmas that same year. Gray says, that more kids need that life change.
Plus, Gray encourages those interested in adopting, to seek advice from CPS and let them help you create a forever home.
CPS hopes to hold two more of these particular meetings this year.