Author: TFCA Communications

TFCA Election Results

The Texas Foster Care Association’s (TFCA) Election Committee reports the following information related to the 2019 Board of Directors Election:  Pursuant to the by-laws, the TFCA membership had the opportunity to consider candidates for the positions of President, Second Vice President, Secretary, and Regional Foster Parent Representatives from regions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

From Status Hearing to the Final Hearing

For additional requirements related to hearings under Chapter 263External Link and to hearings and orders under Chapter 262External Link, see: 5200 Notice, Service, and Working with Attorneys and Advocates 5300 Court Orders, Notice to the Court, Indian Child Welfare Act, Paternity, and Child Support For the legal requirements related to extended court jurisdiction for former foster children who are over […]