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Texas Needs More Foster Parents Right Now, CPS Says

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Child Protective Services (CPS) says Texas urgently needs more people willing to foster. An arresting number of 1600 children in Central Texas are currently in foster care, and there are not enough homes to care for them.

Due to the shortage in foster caregivers, children are often placed in whatever home is available without taking their extended family, friends and familiarity into consideration.

CPS case worker Christina Garza told 12News that, “Foster parents are always needed, but right now we are in this sort of very chaotic state in where we have children sleeping in hotel rooms for days until we find a foster home who is willing to take them.”

She continued on to say, “It doesn’t matter if you are a single parent, one mom, one dad, two moms, two dads, we don’t care, our children don’t care, we just need somebody to love them.”

These children have been dealt a rough hand, and they need a soft and stable place to rest their heads and receive support. Foster parents should be ready and willing to take any age of child and keep siblings together. Please seek more information here if you’re interested in joining the foster care program.