Community-Based Care: The Stages

On December 30, 2020, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) announced that Region 9 — which includes Midland, Odessa, and San Angelo — would transition to a new system of foster care called Community-Based Care (CBC). This is the third in a...

Community-Based Care: The Model

On December 30, 2020, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) announced that Region 9 — which includes Midland, Odessa, and San Angelo — would transition to a new system of foster care called Community-Based Care (CBC). This is the second in a...

Community-Based Care: History and Need

On December 31, 2020, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) announced that Region 9 — which includes Midland, Odessa, and San Angelo — would transition to a new system of foster care called Community-Based Care (CBC). This is the first in a...

Permian Basin CPS Giving Tree

Permian Basin CPS Giving Tree Permian Basin area non-profits One Accord for Kids and The Attic Foster Network have partnered with the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS) to ensure local children in Child Protective Service (CPS) and foster care...

Week in Review – November 20

Foster Care and Child Welfare Week in Review – November 20, 2020 Here are some news items from this week related to foster care, adoption, and child welfare that caught my eye: 1. As COVID-19 Takes its Toll, Remember Kids in Foster Care (Commentary) Let’s...

Counting Our Blessings

Counting Our Blessings to Cover Our Fears By Rhett Lively In caring for twenty-one children, we’ve noticed several common themes in their hearts and minds as they’ve come into our home: Fear, worry, doubt, and a lack of the ability to hope. Early on, one of our...