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.
Texas House OKs Letting Adoption Groups Deny Non-ChristiansMany state-funded Texas adoption and foster care agencies routinely deny non-Christian, gay, and unmarried applicants on religious grounds — and legislation that got initial approval in the state House on Tuesday is designed to protect them from potential lawsuits from doing so.
State Leaders Call For A New Plan To Fix Child Protective ServicesWith nearly 1,000 at-risk kids being left unchecked for months, leaders are now calling for a new plan to fix Texas Child Protective Services.
UNT Looking To Share Stories Of Foster Kids' SuccessUNT and Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home put together a program pairing college students studying video production with foster care residents.
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 Foster Care Faces Budget Shortfall As Problems RiseMore Texas foster children with mental or emotional problems have helped create a $20 million budget shortfall that could double by the end of 2017.
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.