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House Committee Scrutinizing Texas Foster Care

A 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.

07/24/2014

Children's Medical Center

Children’s Medical Center To Open Healthcare Program For Foster Children

Children’s Medical Center will be home to the first foster care, healthcare program in the state of Texas thanks to a $19 million donation.

CBS 11–12/02/2013

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Nonprofit Helps Foster Girls Build Confidence

Many 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.

11/01/2013

The shadows of children playing are cast on a brick wall. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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.

10/25/2013

The shadows of children playing are cast on a brick wall. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

More Foster Families Needed Across Texas

There are already approximately 9,000 foster homes across the state, but the number of children in foster care is nearly four times that.

09/04/2013

The shadows of children playing are cast on a brick wall. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Rape Of Adopted Ohio Kids Unusual, Haunting Case

A 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.

02/24/2013

The shadows of children playing are cast on a brick wall. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Consider Revamping Foster Care System

Texas lawmakers are expected to hear testimony on the redesign of the state’s foster care system.

07/16/2012

Brother and sister foster children Brittnae and Brandon Hutchisson have been missing from Plano since July 11. (credit: Plano Police Dept.)

Plano Police Search For Missing Sister & Brother

Police are trying to find a brother and sister missing from their Collin County foster home. Police say 14-year-old Brittnae Hutchisson and her brother, Brandon Hutchisson, were reported missing when they could not be located buy their foster parents.

07/13/2012

The shadows of children playing are cast on a brick wall. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Foster Kids Abuse Case: “We Should Be Embarrassed”

This is the story of three courageous children … from the moment they were born to the hopes and heartaches that followed.

05/16/2012

Danielle Busby, who is accused of slashing her one-year-old daughter's throat. (Photo credit Dallas County Sheriff)

Court Grants CPS Custody Of 1-Year-Old Whose Throat Was Cut

A Dallas court has awarded Texas Child Protective Services custody of a one-year-old child whose throat was slashed early Monday. The girl will be in foster care until an April 10 hearing.

03/27/2012

Federal Court Rejects Class Action In Foster Care System Lawsuit

The lawsuit was filed 2011 on behalf of nine Texas children.

03/23/2012

The shadows of children playing are cast on a brick wall. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Ohio Man Accused Of Hurting Children He Adopted From Texas

CBS 11 News has learned that the state paid an adoption group over $33,000 to help place four children with a man now accused of being their assailant.

03/08/2012

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