Foster Care Children May Not Find Placement

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Foster children in Texas could face trouble finding placement in foster care because of budget cuts proposed by Texas lawmakers, the commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services, told Senators Tuesday.

The Senate's current draft budget does not provide funding for
caseload growth and would force investigative caseworkers to take
on 15 percent more cases, Commissioner Anne Heiligenstein, said.
The proposed budget also would cut funding to the Relative and
Other Designated Caregiver program and reduce CPS units by 66.

The department may not be able to offer financial assistance to
families adopting children under the proposed Senate bill.
Heiligenstein said these subsidies have historically been a good
tool for encouraging families to adopt.

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