Who We Are

The Texas Foster Care Association (TFCA) was formed in the late 70s as the Texas State Foster Parents, Inc. We currently do business as the TFCA to better reflect that we serve and support the entire family unit, including foster parents. in the past, there were many local foster parent associations that needed leadership and […]

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Gathering in Purpose

A Place For You

Join the TFCA Today

Anyone with an interest in the foster care system of Texas is invited to become a member of the TFCA. Licensed foster parents, both with public and private verifications, are encouraged to join individually or as a couple; adoptive and kinship families will benefit through the extensive training offered at the TFCA training events; and […]

Waiting for Adoption

The Texas Adoption Resource Exchange (TARE) website helps match children awaiting adoption with adoptive parents. It includes photos and profile information on children available for adoption and allows families to provide information about their adoption preferences and interests in adopting a child. Families need to create an account and complete a family profile in order […]

Let Us Hear From You

The purpose of the Texas Foster Care Association is to educate, motivate, and support foster, adoptive, and kinship parents, as well as, to be a united voice in advocating for the needs of those children and families. We do this by offering forums for our families to communicate and share information with one another via […]

Available Training

The Texas Foster Care Association provides leads to training around the state. The TFCA host regional conferences, training events, support groups, and an annual conference.

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CARP Committee Application

Are you interested in making an impact on residential child care? If you are a Residential Child Care contractor or member of an affiliated association, you can apply to be a member of the Committee on Advancing Residential Practices (CARP). The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) commissioner will appoint members to the […]

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Partnering With Birth Parents To Promote Reunification

This factsheet explores what foster caregivers can do to work with the birth families of the children in their care to promote reunification. This may include actively communicating with the birth parents, the caseworker, and the agency; accessing help from a variety of sources; cultivating trust and compassion; and maintaining contact with families after reunification […]

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Normalcy For Youth In Foster Care

Normalcy for children and youth in foster care Engaging in normal, age-appropriate activities and experiences is a critical component of healthy child development. However, experiencing abuse or neglect and being removed from a family to foster care is not “normal.” Although foster care may be safer for a child or youth,1 cultivating normal childhood experiences […]

Fostering Families. Fostering Futures.