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questions and answers

Do I need to be a member of Irving Bible Church to get involved in TAPESTRY?

No. All of Tapestry’s events and activities are open to anyone and everyone. At virtually every Tapestry event, whether it’s a small group of 10 or a large group gathering of hundreds, more than half of the people in attendance do not attend Irving Bible Church. So regardless of your church affiliation or whether you regularly attend church, we would love to have you join us at Tapestry. If you are interested in knowing more about Irving Bible Church and what we believe, click here.

How often does TAPESTRY meet?

Tapestry has both large and small group events throughout the year in addition to our annual Adoption & Foster Care Conference every October. We also have a variety of small groups that meet each month as well as a couple of family fun events each year. In addition, we offer Empowered To Connect classes each spring and fall. Click here to find out about all of Tapestry’s upcoming events and activities. Still have questions? Contact us at tapestry@irvingbible.org.

What is the cost to attend TAPESTRY events?

Very little to nothing at all. The majority of what we do is free for you and your family. We will on occasion need to charge a small fee, but that is very rare.

Is childcare provided for TAPESTRY events?

For some Tapestry events and small groups, yes! Childcare is available at no cost through KidZone, a ministry of Irving Bible Church, for ages birth through 5th grade for certain Tapestry events, but you will need to pre-register for childcare at least 48 hours in advance of the event. Click here to find out more about childcare for Tapestry events and how register online.

Is Tapestry only for those who have adopted internationally?

No. Tapestry is for anyone connected to adoption or foster care. Some of our families have adopted internationally (from over a dozen different countries) while others have adopted domestically. Some have adopted older children while others have adopted newborns. In addition, many Tapestry families are fostering or fostering-to-adopt and many have adopted children from foster care. The Tapestry community of families is incredibly diverse. If you have adopted or are fostering (or exploring these life changing adventures) then Tapestry is definitely for you.

Is TAPESTRY an adoption or foster care agency?

Tapestry is not a child placing agency and does not place children for adoption or into foster homes.

Does TAPESTRY recommend adoption or foster care agencies?

Tapestry does not recommend or refer adoption or foster care agencies, but we have created some helpful tools to assist you in selecting a domestic/infant, international or foster care/adopt agency. We also maintain a list of agencies that Tapestry families have used or are using. If you have any questions about selecting an agency or just want to talk about this important step in the adoption or foster care journey, contact Amy Monroe at tapestry@irvingbible.org.

Can we get involved in TAPESTRY even though we have not yet adopted?

Absolutely. In fact, we have many opportunities, that are designed to provide support and encouragement specifically for those who are in the waiting process. Tapestry’s small groups and other events are all great opportunities to help you make your wait worthwhile.

I’m new to adoption or foster care, where should I start?

We have compiled a variety of great resources and stories to inspire, encourage and inform those who are exploring adoption or foster care.  In fact, we have created the Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Resource Guide especially for those who are just getting started.  You can also contact Kayla North at tapestry@irvingbible.org if you would like to discuss any questions you have about the adoption or foster care process.