8 Tips for Welcoming a Child into Your Foster Home

So, you’re about to become a foster parent! Thank you for opening your heart and your home to a child who needs it. By now your house or apartment has

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Finding Meaning in the Mission

At Upbring, we like to say our greatest asset is our people. Upbring Warriors, as they’re called, are changemakers determined to break the cycle of abuse

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Giving Kids a Head Start on Education

At 1 year old, Caleb* couldn’t sit up on his own or crawl—signs of severe developmental delays. He required extensive early childhood intervention

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From Fostering to Adopting: Your Questions Answered

There are many paths to adoption in Texas. One way to build or grow a family is through foster-to-adoption. As the name suggests, this is when a child starts

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5 Ingredients for Foster Parenting Success

What does it take to become a foster parent? Really, the same qualities for effective parenting: kindness, patience and a sense of humor, for

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Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Kids

Valentine’s Day may be associated with romance, but at Upbring we celebrate all kinds of love, especially the love of family. If you have kids in your life,

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6 Ways Foster Parents Can Protect Children from Sex Trafficking

While it’s true that human trafficking can happen to anyone, the reality is that it’s much more likely to happen to people with a history of hardship. In

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6 Truths About Human Trafficking in Texas

It’s tempting to believe that human trafficking happens elsewhere, in some faraway country. You may think it doesn’t affect your daily life. You may,

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Plan a Sensory-Friendly (but Still Merry!) Holiday

Winter holidays are for making memories: spending time with family, decorating your home, shopping for the perfect gifts and more. But a jam-packed schedule,

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Celebrating the Many Paths to Adoption

November is National Adoption Month. In celebration, Upbring is sharing the story of Christian Martinez, who was at the center of a few of our most recent

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