Texas Foster Care System Faces Long OverhaulThe state's foster care system, which has about 30,000 children in homes and institutional settings, is "broken, and it has been that way for decades," said Judge Janis Graham Jack in her December ruling.
Former Texas Foster Children Tell Of Frequent Moves, AbuseFormer Texas foster care children described conditions of neglect and sometimes abuse as part of a lawsuit against Texas, prompting a federal judge to declare the system unconstitutionally broken.
Texas State Senate Focused On CPS & Foster Care IssuesChild abuse, neglect and a broken foster care system were all the focus in the Texas State Senate today. Texas CPS Commissioner John Specia explained that he has been trying to fix the system since taking over in 2012.
Texas Re-Examines Foster Care System As Issues MountLawmakers are examining a growing number of mentally ill children entering a Texas foster care system that a federal judge has already declared violates the constitutional rights of youngsters.
State Senate OKs Foster Care Training BoostThe Senate has approved mandating 35 hours of training for potential foster care parents, more than double what some are now required to have.
Fort Worth Starts First Ever Animal Foster Care ProgramWith animal shelters filling up, the City of Fort Worth is taking an unusual step to keep homeless pets alive. As part of a new program, one woman has become the city's first animal foster care home.
House Committee Scrutinizing Texas Foster CareA legislative committee examining ways to better-protect youngsters in Texas foster care will convene for the first time since two foster children drowned over July Fourth weekend.
Children's Medical Center To Open Healthcare Program For Foster ChildrenChildren's Medical Center will be home to the first foster care, healthcare program in the state of Texas thanks to a $19 million donation.
Nonprofit Helps Foster Girls Build ConfidenceMany of us can thank our parents for teaching us how to take care of ourselves. But what should a child in foster care do? Ericka Ellis was a foster child herself, and now she is filling in the gaps for other North Texas teens.
Spike In Texas Foster Deaths Triggers Safety Plan State child welfare officials are releasing new safety guidelines following a sharp increase in the number of Texas foster care deaths due to abuse or neglect.
More Foster Families Needed Across TexasThere are already approximately 9,000 foster homes across the state, but the number of children in foster care is nearly four times that.
Rape Of Adopted Ohio Kids Unusual, Haunting CaseA 40-year-old western Ohio man returns to court in Dayton on Tuesday to be sentenced for crimes that have all but ensured that he will spend the rest of his life in prison.