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The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) works with communities to promote safe and healthy families and protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. We do this through investigations, services and referrals, and prevention programs.

TDFPS provides information, training, and licenses for approval to become a foster parent or adopting parent.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
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For generations, extended families have played significant roles in rearing children when parents are having a difficult time. Relatives and other people with whom the child or family has a significant relationship can often provide children with stability when they can't live with their birth parents. This is called Kinship Care by Child Protective Services (CPS).

Kinship Care provides:

  • children with love and care in a familiar setting;
  • parents with a sense of hope that children will remain connected to their birth families;
  • a place for children to live with people they know and trust;
  • reinforcement of children's sense of cultural identity and positive self-esteem;
  • a means for children to make and sustain extended family connections;
  • continuation of lifelong family traditions and memories;
  • support for the child in building healthy relationships within the family;
  • support for the child's need for safety and well-being; and
    a sense of stability in the life of a child.

Caregivers who qualify may receive a monthly reimbursement of $12.67 per day per child for up to 12 months.

Caregivers who obtain permanent managing conservatorship (PMC)  may request a $500 annual reimbursement per child for up to three years.

Click here for the Kinship Manual in English.

Updated within the last 4 months.

The more you know, the better they’ll grow. Search the official state of Texas child care database to make an informed decision when choosing a child care provider.

Click here for instructions on how to perform a search.

Click here to search the Texas Child Care Database.

Updated within the last 5 months.
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APS investigates abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities and who live in the community. Any adult who has a disability or who is age 65 or older that is in a state of abuse, neglect, or exploitation may be eligible to receive adult protective services.

Victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation may get short-term help with shelter, home repairs, food, transportation, managing money, medical care, home healthcare services, and mental health services.

 

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 3 months.

TDFPS provides information, training, and licenses for approval to become a foster parent or adopting parent.

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Foster care and adoptive parents must be 21 years old and up, pass a background check, submit to home inspections, attend trainings, and be willing to work with the welfare team.

Check our website for resources for parents and caregivers here.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Cheronda Tillman Send email
(210) 337-3117
Updated within the last 5 months.