Gift of Love

  Healing through Art: Live painting to benefit abused teenage girls

No matter where you are this weekend, an East Texas organization helping abused foster children is hosting an event you can take part in.This Saturday, Artfix Cultured Studios in Downtown Tyler is teaming up with Hope Haven of Smith County for “Stronger Together: Women Artists.”“Every dime that is

CASA calls child abuse an ‘everywhere problem’

Texarkana woman named “Angel in Adoption” by Congress

  Ted Cruz visits Lufkin, Nacogdoches; talks national state of emergency, Democratic opponents

Gift of Love: Jordan and Jaylon

  Gift of Love: Gabriella, Ethan, Joshua

  Gift of Love: Angela

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Gift Of Love: Dale

Gift of Love: Jonathan

  Gift of Love: Raymon

Miss North Texas Outstanding Teen shares personal adoption story

Gift of Love: La’Rey

  Gift of Love: Benjamin

  Gift of Love: Legacy Closet provides hundreds of foster children clothing

For children who are unexpectedly placed in protective care, the clothes on their backs may be the only thing they have to wear for weeks to come. “They were taken in the middle of the night, I got them at 12:30 in the morning,” said the assistant director of Legacy Closet Veronica McGee.

  Gift of Love: Landen, a creative 13-year-old, needs a loving family

For Landen life is about creating and learning.

  Gift of Love: Roy, Matthew, & Aiyden

Roy, 10, has a love for all things outdoors, but his true passion is his brothers.

  Fire chief, teacher celebrate adoption of baby boy after infertility

"It just felt like it was meant to be, like he was meant to be in our lives," said Alto Kindergarten teacher and new mother Liz Trotty.

  Gift of Love: Shyden

  Gift of Love: Alex

  Gift of Love: Nathan

  Gift of Love: Demarcus

Gift of Love: Therapeutic Foster Families

  Gift of Love: Caitlin

  Gift of Love: Noah

Noah is looking for the Gift of Love and wants more than anything to find a family that loves to be on the go.

  Gift of Love: Destiny

It was an afternoon of cooking up something delicious inside the Discovery Science Center with Destiny. This 11-year-old funny, inquisitive, creative and full of imagination. Destiny is currently in the 5th grade and loves art class. "It's painting and stuff and I like to paint," Destiny said. Destiny enjoys playing games, drawing, coloring, doing crafts, skating, going swimming, playing with dolls, helping with cooking and she loves teddy bears. Destiny also likes to play...

  Gift of Love: Leighton

Leighton is looking for the Gift of Love.

  Gift of Love: Children Advocacy Center of Smith County Rainbow Room

The month of April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Several organizations are doing their part to help our youngest victims in all sorts of ways. Every day child victims of physical and sexual abuse come through the doors of the Children's Advocacy Center of Smith County. The non-profit serves children ages birth through 17 who have been victims of physical and/or sexual abuse, witnessed a violent crime or been exposed to community violence.

  Gift of Love: Justice

This 12 year old is a sweet and vivacious child. Her red hair, freckles, and sweet smile are hard to overlook.

  Gift of Love: Randall, Love and Eden

These three siblings had a great afternoon bouncing off the floor, walls and every thing else at iJump.