Texas’ Foster Care Capacity Crisis Puts Hundreds Of Children At 'Unreasonable Risk Of Serious Harm', Report SaysEvery night, hundreds of Texas children in Child Protective Services custody are forced to sleep in offices, motels, and other make-shift government shelters.
Influx Of Dogs Spurs Online Adoptions At Fort Worth Shelter, Emergency Call For FostersThere is an influx of dogs and the shelter is trying to avoid having to put many of them down.
Texas Treasures: La La Land Kind CafeA young Dallas entrepreneur has found a way to help kids who are aging out of the state's foster care system. It's a Texas Treasure, and it's happening one latte at a time at La La Land Kind Cafe.
Hundreds Celebrate North Texas 8-Year-Old's Adoption After Half His Life In Foster CareNike Garza was surrounded by his new family and friends, as well as his 2nd grade class, church, his parents’ co-workers, the PSHS Planoettes (sister’s drill team), Buckner Foster Care and Adoption staff, and CPS.
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.