Foster Care and Adoption

What You Need to Know Before Adopting

Sep 23, 2021

More than 2,700 children in Texas are waiting to be adopted. They need families who are willing to put their hearts and be family for kids who need one. If you’ve ever thought about adopting, you probably have many questions. We made this short list of What You Need to Know Before Adopting just for you. Read More

What You Need to Know Before Fostering

Sep 16, 2021

​Katie, a PCHAS​ Foster Mom, recently shared these words of wisdom: “Fostering is a wonderful, but challenging journey. It’s important to be prepared rather than surprised.” We couldn’t agree more. In the spirit of preparation, we’ve created a list of What You Need to Know Before Fostering. Read More

Neglect: The Unseen Face of Foster Care

Sep 09, 2021

The media often depicts children entering foster care as bruised and battered victims needing rescue from an abusive parent. While those situations are real and tragic, the harm most children entering foster care have experienced is rarely visible. That’s because neglect is the most common cause for the removal of children from their parents. Last year, 79% of confirmed child abuse or neglect allegations in Texas were for a type of neglect. Read More

Advice from Single Foster Parents

Sep 02, 2021

At PCHAS, we’re honored to work with couples and singles that choose to be family for children who need one. Seeing kids heal and grow is incredibly rewarding, but fostering can be challenging, too. So, we asked two of our single foster parents to share advice about what has helped them thrive as they do it on their own. And spoiler alert: they aren’t truly alone.  Read More

5 Paths to Openness in Adoption

Aug 24, 2021

Openness in adoption is when the adoptive family has contact with the birth family, in any capacity. Research shows openness in some form is in the best interest of all members of the adoption triad (adoptees, adoptive families and birth families). However, openness is not a one-size-fits-all experience and communication can look different for every individual and family. Read More

10 Things You Should Know About Foster Care

Aug 12, 2021

Every day, families connect with our Foster Care & Adoption Guides to ask questions and learn how they can become family for children who need one. You probably have many of the same questions, so we’ve compiled a list of our common responses: Read More