Just 4 U Closet

The closets are available for foster/adopt families to use as a resource anytime there is a need. Whether you just got a new placement or your foster child has simply grown out of their clothes, we are here for you! We generally stock all clothing sizes 0 – 18, toys, diapers, some furniture, baby items such as highchairs, exersaucers, bedding, formula, toothbrushes, etc.

 Foster Care

Foster care is a system by which, certified stand-in parents temporarily care for minor children who have been removed from their birth parents because of abuse or neglect. The ultimate goal of foster care is to provide the child(ren) with a safe and nurturing environment with the services he/she needs, and then to transition the child(ren) back into a healthy environment with their biological family, either with their birth parents or other relatives. When a child is not able to return home, the courts terminate the parents’ rights to the child(ren), and the child(ren) becomes available for adoption. Typically, the foster placement becomes the adoptive placement if the foster parents choose to be the child(ren)’s permanent home, what Chosen Ones likes to call their “Forever Family.”

130 Million Orphans Worldwide

In the United States, there are currently more than 120,000 legal orphans.

31,176 Children

In Texas, the number of children removed from parents/caregivers each year.

18,318 Children

The number of reports of neglect or abuse in Region 3, which includes 19 counties in North Texas.

6,937 Children

The number of children in foster care in Dallas/Fort Worth.

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Adoption

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be the holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.”

Ephesians 1:3-6

Foster and Adoption Links

Click the name of each organization to learn more about how they can help you.

ACH Children and Family Services

Bringing resources and skills to children and families struggling with life’s challenges.

Christian Homes and Family Services

Residential and community based care for young women with unplanned pregnancies. The agency finds loving parents to adopt their precious babies.

Tapestry

Connects, encourages, and equips families as they travel the adoption and foster care journey.

Arrow Child & Family Ministries

Christian provider of child welfare and educational services connecting church and government to serve vulnerable children and families.

Covenant Kids

An agency that consists of people united through God to enhance the physical, emotional, and spiritual well being of at risk children and families in foster and adoption.

Lifeline Children & Family Services

Lifeline recruits, orients, trains and supports foster families who develop their capacities to provide a nurturing and structured environment for children and youth, pending their return home, adoption or transition into independent living.

Catholic Charities

We’re fighting to make impacting changes studying to find the evidence we need to prove ourselves, and putting proposed solutions to the test to end poverty.

Gladney

A center for adoption focused on making a difference in the lives of birth parents, families, and children here and around the world.

Texas Baptist Home

Provides various resources for families and children in need.

About Us

Chosen Ones is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our ministry assists foster and adoptive families.

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    Our Services

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Chosen Ones provides support for adoptive and foster families. We offer certificaition monthly support groups, Just 4 U Closets to help with any items you might need for your kids, Respite care, family events, and more

Click one of the links below to learn more.

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Support Groups

Meet Our Team

Meet the team members that make Chosen Ones succeed!

Vickie Akins

Co-Founder/Executive Director

Randy Akins

Co-Founder/Board             President

Wendi Moffett & Morgan

Wendi Moffett & Morgan

Hospitality Directors

Robert & Jennifer Phillips

Robert & Jennifer Phillips

Just 4 U Closet Directors

Brian & Christa Schock

Brian & Christa Schock

Volunteer Directors

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Prayer Team Directors

Our Programs

  • Just 4 U Closet 95%
  • Support Groups 90%
  • Mom’s Coffee/Guys Night Out 80%
  • Playgroup 75%

Our History

August 2007 was the birth of Chosen Ones. We had our first informational session at Gateway Church in Southlake with an attendance of 55 people.

 

In the fall, we had our first support group and met in a small office on Nolan Dr. in Southlake.

In Spring 2008, our first closet opened inside Vickie’s garage providing essentials for foster placements, such as clothes, toys, etc.

 

In October 2010, Chosen Ones obtained a small warehouse for the closet. It was a 30×30 warehouse in North Richland Hills.

In August 2011, Chosen Ones dedicated and moved into the Just 4 U Closet on Alta Vista in North Fort Worth with office and warehouse space.

In August 2014, Chosen Ones established a second support group at Highridge Church in Benbrook.

 

In September 2014, we established another support group in Frisco, TX.

In July 2015, we moved our closet from north Ft. Worth to a more central location on Gravel Dr. in Ft. Worth near I820 and Trinity. We increased our space to 2000 sq ft, which is where we currently reside.

 

In October 2015, we had our largest event ever. Our Fall Festival drew an attendance of 268 fsoter/adopt families/children.

In April 2016, we had our first Town Hall meeting with several members of the Texas Legislature. We partnered with Building Future Families (BFF) to give foster and adoptive families a chance to have their voices heard.

FAQ’s

How do I begin?

First, a prospective family must choose an agency that will work with them through the state-licensing process. Chosen Ones offers information meetings (see Support Groups page) for families to hear about different agencies in the local area as well as listen to the testimonies of other foster/adopt parents.

Is adoption what God wants for our lives?

Only God can answer this question for you. The families involved in Chosen Ones are here to pray and seek the Lord with you as you decide what the Lord’s calling is for your family. If the cry of your heart is for these children, God is probably leading you to serve them. Scripture indicates it is the church’s responsibility to “look after orphans in their distress..” (James 1:27). Children are a heritage from God. We are therefore accountable to Him for raising, shaping and preparing them for a life of service to His Kingdom and to humanity.

How can we afford it?

There is no cost to begin the process of becoming a foster/adoptive parent. All training through various agencies is FREE except minimal fees for First Aid certification (approx. $30 a person).  Once licensed foster parents are reimbursed through their agency for caring for each child, a daily rate dependent upon a child’s “Level of Care”.  If a family pursues the adoption of a foster child or a child already “available” for adoption, legal fees usually range between $500.00 and $1,000.00. Adopting through Foster Care is a much less expensive alternative to other domestic and international adoption options.

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Click the link below to see our available volunteer opportunities

Fun Facts

Here are some fun facts about our organization!

Facebook Group Members

Kids Helped in 2015

Families Attended Events

Families Helped in 2015

Testimonials

See what some of our families have to say about us.

“God’s hands are all over this support group. I’ve had several God moments that I just know God put the right people in the right place at the right time to help us. It helps to know you are not alone in your journey to love and protect these children.”

The Ragsdale Family

Members

“What a blessing this organization has been to our family! We learned so much about the process, what questions to ask, received confirmation of our calling, had wonderful people praying with us and for us, and more.”

The Toungate Familey

Members

What a huge blessing to my new teenage foster daughter and her 4 month old son. Thank you for your generosity and servants heart!

The Duke Family

Members

Contact Info

My Chosen Ones, Inc.
2619 Gravel Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76118
P: (817) 856-8333

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