Child Left In Hot Car Near Aubrey Passes Away Incident Reported To Family And Protective ServicesA family member discovered the child in the vehicle in the 10000 block of Franklin Street in Providence Village in Denton County shortly before 5:00 p.m. Thursday.
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.
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.
Abuse Hotline Wait Times Lead To Over 100,000 Hang UpsAs wait times have gotten lengthy, more than 100,000 callers each year to Texas' abuse hotline are hanging up before reaching an operator.
No Texas Probes Involving California Torture SuspectsDavid and Louise Turpin have pleaded not guilty in Riverside County, California, to multiple counts of torture, child abuse and false imprisonment. The couple moved to California from near Fort Worth in 2011.
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.
Some Push For Degree Reinstatement For Texas CPS CaseworkersDemocratic Texas lawmakers have filed bills seeking to restore a requirement that Child Protective Services caseworkers have at least a four-year college degree, including one that would add a stipulation that the degree be in a relevant field.
Advocates: Revamp Texas Adoption Care After Mistreated TeensThe child-protection system in Texas should be revamped to better monitor adoptions and prevent a reoccurrence of the seven special-needs children found near Houston isolated and living in filthy conditions, child advocates say.
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.
Texas GOP Leaders Okay Hiring Hundreds Of Child Welfare WorkersTop Republican leaders have given preliminary approval to a dramatic overhaul of the Texas welfare system that protects abused and neglected children by hiring more than 800 state workers.