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Foster Care and Legislation In Texas: Here’s What You Need To Know

By September 4, 2018October 6th, 2023No Comments

There are many things to know when considering foster care in the state of Texas. Your mission is to take in and care for children in need of a supportive home.  Whether you plan to be a foster parent, or are working with a new parent that is not able to take care of their child, there is no reason why you should not be aware of what the circumstances are in some areas of Texas, which include Abilene and Wichita Falls.

Indeed, there are many actions for those who are looking to foster a child.  There will need to be some preparation for being able to have your home pass an inspection. Another requirement is caring about those children who are in need of compassion which is critical to their future well-being. Further, one should be knowledgeable about the welfare of children — from infancy to teenage years. You have a chance for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to allow you to foster if these requirements are met. You would have a chance to provide a life with love and support.

female foster care provider meeting foster child in comfortable room

Changes in the Texas Foster Care System

Recently, legislators in Texas have been on a mission to address the issue of child protection and welfare. According to one source, in 2017 Texas has enacted new laws to protect children. Governor Greg Abbott signed into law new legislation to make the foster system better. The same source also stated that Governor Abbott was signing aforementioned bills so that this legislation would seek to provide CPS staffers with additional options after children have been removed from homes that have been deemed neglectful and abusive. Further, for grandparents with low to moderate income, there are also bills signed regarding giving financial incentives. This also addresses other relatives in a similar financial situation. The good news is that those interested in fostering children have more opportunities to do so because of this legislation.

Learn More About 2lngage

Chosen by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to serve as the Single Source Continuum Contractor, 2Ingage oversees those essential services and essential care for children in the foster care system in Region 2, which is a 30 county area that includes Abilene and Wichita Falls.  Contact 2Ingage to learn more about how we are “Devoted to the Strength of Family” and the other important services that they provide.