Support the children and families Arms Wide Adoption Services serves by supporting the Fulfilling Families Luncheon, which will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Houston Country Club. Dr. Jay Tarnow will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Tarnow is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and considered a leading national expert on childhood and family stress. His eye-opening keynote will discuss the importance of attachment, how primary caregivers and infants form this emotional bond, and its implications on the development of personality, future relationships, and society as a whole. Frank Billingsley, KPRC Channel 2’s Chief Meteorologist, will return as this year’s luncheon emcee.
For more than 42 years, Arms Wide Adoption Services, formerly Spaulding for Children, has provided foster care, adoption, post adoption, and post permanency services, all at no cost, to children in the Texas foster care system and their adoptive families. Since its inception in 1977, Arms Wide Adoption Services has placed more than 2,100 children from the Texas foster care system in loving adoptive families, enabling them to experience the joys of childhood in a supportive home and giving them the opportunity to reach their full potential.