Forever Families with KEYE- CBS Austin began airing Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 on CBS Austin’s 6:30 evening news! Segments air weekly on Wednesdays, as well as some weekday mornings, in an effort to recruit adoptive families for children in the Heart Gallery of Central Texas. Currently you can catch CBS Austin’s Melanie Barden shining the spotlight on a child each week at fun locations around the Austin area.
We are excited to announce the launch of a brand new Forever Families segment with Waco’s own KXXV Central Texas Now! Lindsay Liepman, of KXXV will lead this segment as it launches on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018!
The segments are filmed at local kid friendly businesses and feature children in foster care in Central Texas who are awaiting adoption. We love partnering with local businesses! The goal is to provide a great memory for a waiting child from the Heart Gallery of Central Texas. It is all about the child having the experience and sharing who they are.
Each segment that is filmed is showcased on the child’s profile page in our Heart Gallery, and past segments are posted on the respective TV station’s website.
Segment History: Forever Families started 13 years ago in April of 2004 with Amy Hadley who at the time worked for News 8 Austin which then became YNN, and is today known as Spectrum. She launched and established the weekly segment, and worked tirelessly for 4+ years to raise awareness about children awaiting a forever family. After Amy left, Catie Beck took over the segment for a year before Jennifer Borget stepped in and started leading the segment and transferring the segment over to Time Warner Cable News. KEYE- CBS Austin took over the Austin segment in June of 2018!
If you are a local family friendly business that would like to open your doors and host a Forever Families Filming, please fill out the form below. This is a great way to give something special to the most vulnerable members of our community, and to introduce them to prospective adoptive families.