Texas Foster Family Association

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

Join TFFA

Learn about the value of membership and how to join

Training

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.

On behalf of the Austin affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Austin), we wanted to share with you a no-cost program that is available to you, as it addresses the important issue of mental health.  With 1 in 5 youth experiencing a mental health... read more

STAR Health has 24 Hour Hotline to Help!

STAR Health has a 24 hour hotline.  They can provide assistance for non-emergency/emergency needs. Use this hotline number if/when you have questions about mental-health/health concerns for the children in your care or for emergencies  when they can’t get help... read more

CPS Class Action Lawsuit Update

As indicated in December, federal Judge Janis Jack issued a ruling on December 17, 2015, in a class action lawsuit, that certain procedures and policies of the Texas child protection system violate the constitutional rights of many children and youth who are in the... read more

NACAC Is Offering a Webinar on the Adoption Tax Credit

NACAC Is Offering a Webinar on the Adoption Tax Credit On February 2 at 2 pm central (3 pm eastern, 1 pm mountain, noon pacific), NACAC’s adoption tax credit expert, Josh Kroll, will present a webinar on the federal adoption tax credit. Participants will learn... read more

Dear Licensed Child Care Providers

Dear Licensed Child Care Providers, Now that Texas is in the middle of our coldest months, please take some time and share these safe sleep reminders with your staff and parents.  Do Not Let Your Baby Get Too Hot During Sleep Research shows that: Some babies are more... read more

2016 NFPA Youth Scholarship

NFPA is now accepting applications for the 2016 NFPA Youth Scholarship. The National Foster Parent Association offers scholarships for foster youth, adopted youth, and biological youth of currently licensed foster parents, who wish to further their education beyond... read more

To the Parents Whose Kid Won’t Get an Award

Some seasons are harder for parents than others. For me, it’s award season. Because for some kids who struggle, there should be an award. By Sara Borgstede For some parents, some seasons are harder than others. For me, it’s Award Season. It’s invitation season.... read more

What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious

How to respect feelings without empowering fears By Clark Goldstein, PhD When children are chronically anxious, even the most well-meaning parents can fall into a negative cycle and, not wanting a child to suffer, actually exacerbate the youngster’s anxiety. It... read more

Licensing is Requesting Your Feedback on New Rules

Child Care Licensing is requesting stakeholder feedback regarding current rules related to the requirement that all licensed and registered child care operations have a carbon monoxide detector in their operation.  We will use this information during the current rule... read more

7 Things Your Kids Absolutely DO NOT Need in the New Year

As we ring in a New Year, our thoughts of course, turn to resolutions. What do we want to do differently in the coming year to make ourselves and our lives oh-so-much better? As I think about resolutions and changes I want to make in the New Year, my thoughts turn... read more

2016 Congressional Session Short and Uncertain

2016 Congressional Session Short and Uncertain When Congress returns this week it will mark the beginning of a very short congressional calendar. The President is scheduled to deliver his last State of the Union address on January12 which will unofficially begin the... read more

CWLA News

Commission Continues Debate Over Strategy to Reduce Child Deaths The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities continued their deliberations last week with a two day discussion in Virginia just outside of Washington DC. Based on the public... read more