Conference News

2014 Annual Conference

Posted by on Jan 25, 2014

The 2014 TFFA Annual Conference Date: September 26-28, 2014 [Friday/Saturday/Sunday] Location: Omni Park West Hotel / Dallas, Texas [1590 LBJ Freeway /Dallas, Texas 75234]...

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You Need to Know

TIPS on Making Birth Family Interactions More Meaningful

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014

Children enter foster care for many reasons. Frequently a child can not safely return home for several months. A lot can happen in the life of a 2- year-old, a 7-year-old or even...

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Alerts!

Alert: Adoption Tax Credit Update

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014

Grassroots Advocacy Campaign Key Message:  The ATC should be included in any comprehensive reform of the tax code. Members of Congress who are working on tax reform indicated that...

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Podcast

Listen and Learn- Dr. John DeGarmo’s NEW Radio Program

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014

‘Foster Talk with Dr. John’ is a weekly radio program hosted by author and foster care expert Dr. John DeGarmo Each week, Dr. John brings you news and information in...

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Recent Posts

TIPS on Making Birth Family Interactions More Meaningful

Children enter foster care for many reasons. Frequently a child can not safely return home for several months. A lot can happen in the life of a 2- year-old, a 7-year-old or even an 11-year-old in a few days’ time. A two- year-old may begin putting a few words together to form sentences. A seven-year-old may get a good-behavior note from his or her teacher. An...

Social Security Numbers, Confidentiality and Taxes

General Policy: The Department of Human Services is responsible to keep client social security numbers confidential except in specific circumstances, for a specific purpose, and only with a signed release for that purpose. When a foster parent accepts placement of a foster child, they sign the Foster Family Placement Contract, in which it states they agree: To...

Wisconsin to Restrict Parents From Giving-up Adopted Children

Wisconsin has become the first state in the nation to pass legislation cracking down on parents who try to give away their adopted kids. On Wednesday, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that would bar adoptive parents from finding a new home for their children without court permission. The legislation sought to protect adopted children from the unregulated...