"We're praying for 50 families," Buchanan said. "Fifty homes that would come out of these orientation meetings."
This issue is one that holds a special place in the heart of the Buchanan family. Nathan and his wife are in the process of adopting a child. It is through their agency in College Station that they heard about TBHC and the serious local need for foster homes. Since then, Buchanan has done everything he can to raise awareness, even bringing the issue before the local Ministerial Alliance.
For those who cannot attend the first orientation on Monday, there will be two others: one at Mineral Wells Church of God on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. and the last at Indian Creek Baptist Church on Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.
Buchanan hopes these meetings will enlighten people to both the challenges and the rewards of foster care, but most of all the dire need for it.
"[People] definitely need to have their eyes open to what it all means to be a foster family," he said. "I believe these meetings will help do that. It's not an easy thing. It does effect your life. It effects your family, especially if you have kids. It's not something that anyone should take lightly. But I believe the benefits are tremendous, not just on this one child that you would be helping, but also on your own family."