Thanks for the ideas--keep them coming. I am looking these things up!
I have had trouble finding the rules; what I finally did find seems to say only fruits, nuts, some cheeses and meats have to be declared. So pepper jelly
and salsa are back on my potential list. I did find some boot candles made in Texas, as well as some other SW shapes.
I thought about something for them to use for other foster children, but our agency said no. I was trying to think of something regional and unique for music style, but am coming up blank. I did, however, find a place that sells inexpensive turquoise bracelets that I was considering for the girls.
Unfortunately, there aren't really any other families from our area. I can call our local partner office and see if she has any TX resources other families have used. I do know that Korean foster families tend to be middle class by American standards.
I have wondered about sports stuff. We certainly have the teams in TX to choose from. The catch then is the made in USA part. I am still looking but so far no luck, everything is made in China, which is a no-no. That was one of my thoughts for dad, also one of the fancy belt buckles if I can find one that isn't outrageous in price.
Starr, we don't actually know when we will be travelling. We will have about 1 weeks notice (yikes!), and are figuring we should be going anywhere from the last week of October to the end of Dec, based on averages. Potentially, we could actually get a call any time, though. Our agency is saying probably sooner than later, as some of our paperwork went through more quickly than normal. That I why I am trying to get it all done now.
Thanks again and please keep the ideas coming!!!