April 21, 2021


APRIL 1, 2021  VIRGINIA POTTER We know that each of us can play a part towards making the world a better place. This National Volunteer Month, we’re recognizing the contributions of volunteers who are helping Central Texas nonprofits improve the quality of life here in our own community. Nationally, it’s estimated that volunteers contribute nearly $188 billion in estimated…

March 24, 2021

PFC Gala Take Two

When my husband Cody and I committed to being the 2019 PFC Gala chairs, we had no idea what would be in store.  We have all faced so many challenges in the last year from quarantines and Zoom to snowstorms to missing family members, and while it has been tough, it always warms my heart…

January 21, 2021

Whatever it Takes

CJ wanted to be a rock star.  His song lyrics were all about pain and suffering though.  He lugged around a hard cover of a Harry Potter novel in his backpack and liked to speak in funny voices, attempt Tibetan throat singing, and eat.  It was clear, he wanted someone to listen to him. At…

November 17, 2020

Creating Forever Families

When you visit our Heart Gallery website, hopefully the photos of children smiling out to you bring a smile to your face! The children on the Heart Gallery site are looking for adoptive homes, and our website is often the start of the adoption path for many families. When people start the adoption process, they…

October 27, 2020

Katie’s Journey with PFC

The 11th Annual Cover 3 Invitational Golf Classic is in the books! Doug and I had such a great day getting to see everyone supporting PFC and playing some good and maybe some not so good golf. After months of uncertainty, it was so refreshing to be able to be together, albeit, outside, using tons of hand…

September 16, 2020

The Accidental Employee

One of the things people often say to me when I’m talking with them about a program or event at PFC is “Oh, I didn’t realize you WORK for them now- when did that start?”   I always understand why I get this response and laugh to myself, realizing I’ve worked for Partnerships for Children as…

August 19, 2020

The Fear of Change

Like many, I am very much a creature of habit and have always had a resistance to change. As I have gotten older, I have become more open to the idea of change. I was in a training one day and heard someone say, “The most dangerous phrase is, “We’ve always done it this way.””…

July 22, 2020

Back to School Challenges for our Kinship Families

As I sit and write this, I am happy to say I am finished with all my back to school shopping for my son.  This year he is attending a school that requires uniforms, backpacks of certain colors only, plain black shoes, a black belt, specific school supplies, the list goes on and on.  My…

June 17, 2020

The Unplanned Path

By: Laura Wells. I never thought this would be my story.  In my teens, I assumed I would meet Mr. Right-for-Me in college, fall in love, graduate, get married, have a small house somewhere with a dog (or six) and a garden.  Hubby and I would have jobs doing either something fabulous, fabulously helpful, or…

May 19, 2020

The Perfect Recipe

By: Chelsy Alexander. I have been the most creative I have ever been as a Mom during the last few months. I credit COVID-19, not my desire to be the best Mom ever. We have hit every core subject and extra-curricular activity we can think of, although none of it we have mastered, especially the…

February 18, 2020

Adoption is a Journey not a Destination

April 24th, 2015 is a day I will never forget. At the center of many stories focused on love and parenting you hear people say, “you will never forget the first moment you meet your child.” As a parent I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment. However, the first time my husband and I met our…

January 27, 2020

YES Mentoring and the Road Less Traveled

By Erin Argue, PFC Support Services Director At the close of National Mentoring Month, I find myself reflecting on the conversations that have become such a large part of my job. Countless hours with these volunteer mentors, who, are so much more – they’re incredible humans compassion warriors, learned-to-be budgeting gurus, and good news celebrators.