Foster Care and Adoption

Staff Spotlight: Jamie Hughes

Mar 22, 2022

Growing up just outside of Denver, Colorado, PCHAS Maternity Services adoption specialist Jamie Hughes discovered her love for social work at an early age. In middle school, Jamie got involved in a school club that focused on peer counseling. Read More

What Happens When Youth In Foster Care Turn 18?

Mar 10, 2022

We know foster care is for children, but what happens when youth in foster care turn 18? It’s an important question and we’re glad you’re interested in learning more. Before we get to the “what happens,” let’s take a moment to clarify how kids get to that spot in the first place. Read More

Every New Mom Needs Support

Mar 04, 2022

At age 18, youth in foster care often choose to emancipate. More than 1,200 teens made this decision last year and many did not have a reliable support system to depend on. We can expect that 70% of these young women will be pregnant or parenting by the age of 21. Think for a moment about what it would be like to become a parent at a young age, without support. Read More

Staff Spotlight: Jamie Bauman

Mar 03, 2022

In 2019, Baylor alum Jamie Bauman joined PCHAS​ as a case manager supervisor for Foster Care and Adoption in Austin. Her passion for social work began her freshman year of college when she did a summer internship at her local church. Read More

Family Makes a Difference

Feb 24, 2022

More than 1,200 teens aged out of the Texas foster care system last year. They finally have the right to make decisions about their future, but without support, achieving their goals can be extremely difficult. Read More

Watch: Take A Chance On Me

Feb 17, 2022

There are more than 4,000 teens in foster care in Texas right now. Read More