What You Need to Know About Foster Care in Texas - 2024

Mar 26, 2024 - In the News, Foster Care and Adoption


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Foster families provide a safe and nurturing family for kids when it’s not safe for them to be with birth family. When kids are removed, workers contact PCHAS and other agencies to find a home. Today, most of the calls are about school-aged kids, sibling groups and African American or Hispanic children.

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In Texas, more than 10,000 kids are in foster care with a non-relative.

60% of these children are age 6 and older.

71% are children of color.

46% of the sibling groups aren’t living together.

When families aren’t available, we see children separated from their siblings, older children sleeping in hotels, and young adults aging out without strong family connections. Without enough committed, trained, well-supported foster families, the Texas foster care system will never be able to provide kids with the safe, nurturing childhood they deserve.

At PCHAS, we focus on meeting the community’s needs. That means we’re seeking families to foster sibling groups, kids six and older, and children of color. Texas kids need families like you to take the first step. Sign up for an Online Info Session to learn more, or contact 281-324-0544 or for a Foster Care & Adoption Guide to answer all your questions and walk you through the process.

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