Texas Foster Family Association

Fostering Families Fostering Futures

Why become a foster parent?

Love your neighbor’s children as your own.


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.

Fireworks Injuries

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. 230 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday. View the Fireworks... read more

Working Through Sibling Complaints

Tip—Work out sibling complaints with all parties at the table. Family harmony becomes a whole different ball game when you bring that second child home. Sometimes sibling issues set in right away, sometimes they get rolling when the younger child becomes mobile, and... read more

Voices of Youth Count Campaign

Last week CWLA joined others in the launch and announcement of the Voices of Youth Count campaign. The Voices of Youth Count is led by Chapin Hall in collaboration with CWLA and other partners across the country. Its goal is to have both a reliable national estimate... read more

Tx PEI is committed to strengthen families!

The Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) division of the Department of Family and Protective Services is committed to funding a strong network of service providers to strengthen families and promote protective factors, such as nurturing attachment, knowledge of... read more

Teaching Children to Play Safely with Babies

by Shari Steelsmith Tip–Keep your baby safe by teaching your preschooler age-appropriate ways to play with infants. Keep in mind–Young children don’t instinctively know what is safe for a baby. Parents often tell children to play gently with a baby,... read more

Advertise in our 2015 Annual Training Conference Program

Are you interested in reaching all the Foster Parents/Staff who attend the Annual Training Conference in Houston on October 2-4, 2015? Let the whole group know about your Agency, your Association, your Business or what you can offer to assist the families/staff of... read more

DFPS 84th Bill Summaries

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES Senate Bill 1880 – Sen. Zaffirini The bill expands the authority of DFPS to investigate allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation through Adult Protective Services to Medicaid providers of home and community-based services. SB... read more

Senate Finance Committee Examines Congregate Care

Finance Committee Examines Congregate Care On Tuesday, May 19, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the use of congregate care. The hearing was titled, “No Place to Grow Up: How to Safely Reduce Reliance on Foster Care Group Homes.” The hearing focused on... read more

HIV and AIDS: Know the Facts

HIV and AIDS: Know the Facts Treatments Work, but Prevention Is Key It’s been more than 30 years since a disease now called AIDS was first recognized in the United States. Back then, it was considered a death sentence. No treatments were available, its cause was... read more

TX Camp for Children with Physical Disabilities…

We’re now accepting applications for Camp Kids Unlimited, where kids living with physical disabilities can experience the fun of camp like never before! For more info on how to apply, visit http://tirr.memorialhermann.org/patien…/camp-kids-unlimited/ Click HERE for... read more

TX Foster Care Bill Signed, Pre-K Passed, and More

With 10 days left in the legislative session, we have plenty of children’s policy updates to share with you, and a request to contact your legislators before they vote on combining three health and human services agencies into one mega-agency. But, let’s... read more