Texas Foster Family Association

Fostering Families Fostering Futures

Why become a foster parent?

Love your neighbor’s children as your own.

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

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

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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

Let them know what you think…

We are announcing an opportunity to provide feedback to the TEA regarding students in Texas DFPS managing conservatorship (foster care) and homeless situations. TEA staff has worked with the State Board of Education, Committee on Instruction, to address the needs of... 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

Negotiating School Clothes Shopping with Your Youngster

Tip: Making thoughtful decisions is a process, not an instant event, and parents need to be patient with the learning.  Some parents enjoy this seasonal task and others hate it. Either way, shopping for school clothes is an opportune way to teach skills such as... read more

Countdown to School

                    Get Ready Gather the documents you will need to enroll your child in school. Talk with your caseworker about what school the children in your home should attend. Call the school registrar at the... read more

Starting (back to) school? Part 2

how to unpack the backpack  My daughter’s first day of school was one of the hardest days of my life.  Although we had  some times in the past when separating from one another had been full of feelings, we  worked through them together, and things, up to then, had... read more

Starting (back to) school? Part 1

Starting school, whether it’s for the first time, entering a new school, or even returning to a familiar school after the long summer break, can be a challenge for both our children and ourselves. While we carefully pack their school bag with the things that will help... 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