Texas Foster Family Association

Our purpose is to educate, motivate and support foster/foster-adoptive parents and to be a united voice advocating issues concerning foster/foster-adoptive families.

Why become a foster parent?

Love your neighbor’s children as your own.

Winter Growth - February 18-19, 2016 in Corpus Christi

It’s training, fellowship and an opportunity to grow.


Learn about the value of membership and how to join


Enjoy these free training hours to keep you educated and in compliance.

Donate to TFFA

Your tax deductible support enables to to represent foster families throughout the state.

The Extreme Obstacle Course of Fostering

The Extreme Obstacle Course of Fostering – Patrick Dierschke, Foster parent in San Angelo, Texas The Tough Mudder® race is an extreme obstacle course designed to challenge those willing to sacrifice their bodies by overcoming barbed wire, mud pits, electrical... read more

What I Wish Others Knew About Foster Parent Grief

I wanted to share something very special and very important with you today. I want you to help me get this message out to those who have no idea about foster parenting, and caring for our kids in need. I want you to help me wake up society about us! My editorial for... read more

Foster Care News

Foster Care Numbers Increase By 14,000 in 2014 New annual data from HHS indicates that the number of children in foster care increased by more than 14,000 children in federal fiscal year 2014. According to the annual HHS report, the number of children in foster care... read more

Farewells Not So Fun? Help with Separation Anxiety

Article published in Hand and Hand Parenting – Susan Derby is a Parenting by Connection Instructor based in Los Angeles, California. You can connect with Susan via email at susanderby (at) yahoo (dot) com, or through her Facebook page.       You’ve... read more

Keep Kids Safe

Sixty-eight (68) children have drowned in Texas so far this year.  The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is urging all Texans to watch kids around water this Labor Day weekend and help prevent another child from drowning. Read the news release and... read more

Are YOU Ready?

On behalf of the Ready Campaign, we invite you to join millions of Americans who have made a commitment to increasing the level of emergency preparedness for themselves, their family and their community. September 1 is the first day of National Preparedness Month. We... read more

How to Help Kids Learn to Fail

Only through trial and error can children become resilient adults… By Beth Arky Parents tend to see their mission as helping their kids succeed. But there’s a growing realization among teachers and other professionals who work with children that kids... read more

10 Famous People Who Were Adopted

Adoption is rarely a topic of pop culture. But, there are lots of celebrities and high profile individuals whose lives have been impacted or directly affected by adoption. There are so many people whose names you know well, who were adopted. Gracious and loving... read more

A Foster Care Poem

Changing One Little Life by Valerie Busic  The phone call comes in, “Do you have enough room?” For one more young child…. He needs a home very soon. He comes to your door, tattered and bruised, His clothes are all dirty, he’s wearing no... read more

Always, My Daughter

 I know you’ll be much older before you ever read this (if you ever read this), but I wanted to tell you the story of how you came to be my daughter. I wanted to tell you the story of how you changed me as a person. I wanted to tell you the story of how much you are... read more

Senate Bill: Keeping Kids in their own Families

Wyden Bill: S 1964 As Good For Child Welfare As It Was For Civil Rights? On Wednesday, August 5, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), the Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee introduced the Family Stability and Kinship Care Act, S 1964 with 7 additional cosponsors for... read more

Why My Family Doesn’t Do Sleepovers

Why My Family Doesn’t Do Sleepovers Tim Challies James Dobson believes that children should not participate in sleepovers. ‘The world has changed’, he says, ‘and has become too dangerous to allow your children out of your sight for so... read more