More Texas Children Now Leaving Foster Care Than Entering; Adoptions Hit Record NumberThe number of children leaving foster care outnumbered the number entering care by more than 1,700 children, a trend the state hopes will continue.
When It Comes To Fostering Children, Texas Archdiocese Challenges LGBT Anti-Discrimination RightsA Texas archdiocese wants to become a foster care provider, but only if it can be exempt from adhering to federal safeguards against anti-LGBT discrimination.
Federal Judge To Fine Texas $50K Per Day In Foster Care Case; Says State Has 'Lied To Me At Almost Every Level'The fines will start being handed down on Friday and double later this month until court-appointed monitors confirm compliance.
National Adoption Day Sparks 3-Year-Old's Forever FamilyA three-year-old and her mother made their adoption official Saturday on National Adoption Day, a day meant to raise awareness for children in foster care waiting for forever families.
5th Circuit Offers Mixed Ruling In Texas Foster Care CaseA federal appeals court has struck down dozens of measures ordered by a judge to improve Texas' foster care system.
Migrant Kids Could End Up In Already Strained Foster SystemFoster care advocates say the government won't likely be able to reunite thousands of children separated from parents who crossed the border illegally.
Report: Texas Foster Care Girls More Likely To Get PregnantAn advocacy group says teens in Texas foster care are five times more likely to become pregnant than other girls statewide.
Judge Orders Sweeping Changes To Texas Foster Care SystemU.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack told the state the overhaul must include improvements in record keeping, caseworker visits and where children are placed.
Advocacy Groups Look At Overhaul Of State Foster Care ProgramThe latest overhaul of the broken Texas foster care system is getting guarded endorsement from child advocacy groups in the state.
Governor Signs Sweeping Child Welfare Overhaul Into LawGovernor Greg Abbott has signed a trio of new laws meant to improve Texas' troubled foster care system.
Federal Audit Finds More Lapses In Texas Foster Care SystemA federal audit released Tuesday heaped more criticism onto Texas' troubled child welfare system and warned of foster kids potentially put in jeopardy over missed deadlines during abuse and neglect investigations.
Driver Fired After Girl In Foster Care Left At Wrong HomePolice say a driver for a child welfare agency in Tampa, Florida, has been fired after dropping off a 4-year-old girl who was in foster care at the wrong home.
Texas Lawmakers Look To Help Troubled Child Welfare SystemTexas lawmakers agree on the need to improve the state's beleaguered child welfare system, but how to do it and to pay for it during a tight budget year are still very much up in the air.
Paxton Says State Complying With Foster Care OrderThe state attorney general's office is challenging a federal judge's ruling that Texas is not complying with an earlier directive that foster children shouldn't be placed in any group home that doesn't have 24-hour supervision.
Child Advocates Say Texas Contradicts Itself On Foster CareAdvocacy group says Texas' objections to reforms to its troubled foster care system are "grossly at odds" with state officials' statements out of court and before legislators.