Signs that Foster Care Adoption is Right for You

Remember when you thought the decision to foster was the biggest decision you would ever make?  Imagine the decision to add a foster child to your home permanently.  On the service, the decision seems easy.  Of course you would!  They’ve been living in your home and you’re bonded with them, why wouldn’t you?  Well, the … Read more

What You Need to Know About DFPS Region 2

In the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, there are two regions. The first region covers all counties except for Travis County, which is in Region 2.This blog post will cover DFPS Region 2 and what you need to know about it.    What Is DFPS Region 2 Region 2 is a governmental agency … Read more

The Benefits of Community-Based Care in Texas

Community-based care (CBC) is a new way of providing foster care and case management in Texas. Under this system, the state delegates the functions of child welfare to private contractors. CBC reflects a paradigm shift from the traditional foster care where the state provided the services. The following are some of the benefits of CBC. … Read more

What You Need to Know About Kinship Placement

One of the most heart-wrenching yet rewarding experiences for a family is to place their child in foster care or kinship placement. This decision can be difficult because children placed with relatives are more likely to have a successful, long-term placement than those placed with strangers. Many families still need help and guidance when making … Read more

How to Become a Foster Parent

Children living under unfavorable circumstances with their families have the right to live under foster care. If you adopt a child under foster care, you will be responsible for providing a safe environment for the child until the biological family sorts out their issues. However, it is imperative to understand what it takes to become … Read more

Tips on Dealing With Reactive Attachment Disorder

How to Manage Reactive Attachment Disorder Reactive Attachment Disorder, or RAD, is a disorder that occurs when babies and young children are unable to form secure attachments with caregivers. This is often due to previous neglect, abuse, or trauma. While considered uncommon in the general population, studies show it occurs in 5% of children when first … Read more

Tips for Navigating “Impossible” Appointment Schedules

Even with just one or two children, navigating a family’s busy schedule can be a chore in and of itself. Differing work schedules, varying interests, and doctor’s and school appointments seem to pile up without you even trying. Adding the responsibilities of a foster family on top of that can seem overwhelming, especially so if … Read more