Who We Are

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 guidance, thus the beginning of our current association. Nearly 30 years ago, the State began outsourcing foster care to the private sector and many of those families were not included in local foster parent associations, creating more need for the TFCA to provide support resources. Due to other changes in the system, there was also an increased need for advocacy efforts. For over four decades, the TFCA has focused on supports and services needed by the children in foster care and the foster families who so diligently serve them.

Our Leadership

DeJuana Jernigan

Lauren Prince

Shawn Johnson

Brendan Doran

President
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Treasurer

Carolyn Walker

Secretary

Irene Clements

Parliamentarian

Tamara Harris

DFPS State Office Rep

Leshia Fisher

CPS Program Admin

Committee Chairs

Irene Clements
Andrea Requenes
Julie Davis
Brendan Doran
ByLaws
Child Placement Agency
Conference
Finance
Pat Jaggers
Shawn Johnson
Lauren Prince
DeJuana Jernigan
Legal Advisory
Marketing and Communications
Membership Benefits
Public Policy and Advocacy
Shawn Johnson
Shawn Johnson
Frank Lopez
Shawn Johnson
Regional Representatives
Scholarship
Training and Education
Elections

Child Placement Agency Commitee

Andrea Requenes
Arrow
DeJuana Jernigan
Depelchin
Lauren Prince
Grace Manor
Scott Batson
Pathways
Frank Lopez
Upbring