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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Governor Abbott To Appoint Jaime Masters As Commissioner Of The DFPS

Governor Greg Abbott today announced his intention to appoint Jaime Masters as the Commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). She will assume the role of Commissioner of DFPS effective December 2, 2019, for a term set to expire September 1, 2021. “The Department of Family Protective Services is one of our […]

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WHO CARES: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

There are more than 400,000 children and youth living on foster care today. The questions the Who Cares project endeavors to answer are: Who are the people caring for them, and in what types of settings? Most foster youths live with relatives, in the home of foster parents, or in group homes or residential facilities. But as […]

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Bylaw Revision for the TFCA General Membership

Presented to the Texas Foster Care Association (TFCA) Board of Directors by recommendation of the Bylaws Committee, Irene Clements, Chair, on September 17, 2019, during the regularly scheduled monthly Board of Directors conference call meeting.  With a quorum present, the TFCA Board of Directors voted to approve this Bylaw revision/addition and take it to the […]

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