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

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 […]

Our Committees

As our organization cannot survive without the vibrant and informed participation of our outstanding membership, consider joining a TFCA committee!  As a committee member, you will have input for upcoming training to promote the continuing development of foster parents and the children they serve. ByLaws The purpose of the Bylaws Committee is to provide oversight […]

COVID-19 Resources for Caregivers

Health and Well being recourses During Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 A few resources that we hope you find helpful “As the world grapples with the uncertainty of the upheaval created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Foster Care Association encourages you to take advantage of this time to stay familiar with the facts about COVID-19 and […]

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TFCA Election Results

The Texas Foster Care Association’s (TFCA) Election Committee reports the following information related to the 2020 Board of Directors Election: According to the by-laws, the TFCA membership had the opportunity to consider candidates for the positions of First Vice President and Regional Foster Parent Representatives from regions 2, 4, 6A, 6B, 8, and 10. The […]

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DFPS Publishes a Series of Reports

Rider 8 Report on Human Resources Management Plan provides an update on the development of a plan to improve employee morale and retention. Rider 15 Report on Community-Based Care presents performance measures identified by the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) to allow for comparative analysis between the legacy foster care and Community-Based Care systems. Also see […]

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A New Vision For DFPS – From Commissioner Jaime Masters

Family Preservation and the Family First Prevention Services Act  It is critically important that we support families and prevent abuse and neglectbefore it occurs. This requires intense intervention – especially now, with many families under stress and isolated. To elevate and strengthen DFPS’ focus on family preservation, the Prevention and Early Intervention division (PEI) is being […]

Fostering Families. Fostering Futures.