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Texas Family Initiative, LLC is a private nonprofit organization that provides experience, compassion, quality care, and services for children in foster care and foster/adopt families. We hold Foster Care Recruitment Contracts with the Texas Department of Human ServicesDepartment of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). As a partner with DFPS, we recruit and train families to become foster and/adoptive parents.

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Discover the Happy Hard Work of Fostering Children

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There is no way around it. Being a foster parent is super hard work. It will test you to your limits. And yet people keep choosing to become foster parents. There must be incredible rewards to compensate for the difficulties. There are incredible rewards. And not only do they compensate for the difficulties. They come…

How Short Term and Long Term Fostering Can Affect Your Family

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The foster care system needs foster families that are able to take children for both short and long periods of time. While both kinds of adoption are needed, they differ quite a bit from one another. Because of this, it is important that you know how the two differ, so that you can determine which…

3 Simple Tips To Help You Connect with Your Foster Child

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Making a foster child feel at home can come with its challenges. If you’re finding it hard to bond with and create an emotional connection with a foster child, don’t worry. Most likely, the child has been through a lot in the past. It may take them a while to warm up to you and…

Fostering 101: Advice For New Foster Parents

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If you’re reading this, then you’ve decided to take the plunge and become a foster parent, or you’re already in the process of becoming one. And we say, Bravo! Foster parenting is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. You get to help children in need and be a part of their lives in a…

Foster Families: 5 Tips for a Successful Holiday Season

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The holidays are a special time of year for families, but they can also be a time of stress and anxiety. For foster families, the holiday season can be an extra challenging time. There are a few extra considerations that need to be taken into account when planning for the holidays. Here are five tips for foster…

7 Least Known Reasons to Be a Foster Parent

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Childhood is a time of innocence and happiness. It is also a time when many children are abused, neglected, or abandoned. The state of America is suffering from many children who need homes to live in, which leaves the foster care system with more than its fair share of responsibility. Being a foster parent can…

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