The Texas Foster Family Association was formed by a coalition of dedicated and energetic foster parent advocates from Dallas and Houston in 1974 with the assistance of the Texas Department of Human Services. The first organizational meeting and annual training conference was held in Houston during that same year.
The association was known as Texas State Foster Parents, Inc. (TSFPI) at that time and later adopted its new name the Texas Foster Family Association (TFFA) in 2003. While the original name was retained as the legally incorporated name, the "dba" (doing business as) name of Texas Foster Family Association now represents the association in the public arena.
For nearly five decades TFFA has focused on protecting children by working to progressively improve the Texas Foster Care system to ensure provision of the supports and services needed by the children in foster care and the foster families who so diligently serve them twentyfour hours a day, every day.