In accordance with God’s original design (Genesis 1:26-31), we believe healthy, flourishing families are the cornerstone of strong churches and communities. Where the nuclear family fails, we support efforts to care for children in foster care until they can be placed in a loving, adoptive family. We recognize that the foster care system in Texas is under a great deal of strain and encourage Texas lawmakers to pursue the remedies necessary to ensure all children live in a safe and nurturing environment.
- Support increased funding for the Department of Child and Family Protective Services for the hiring of more caseworkers, prevention and intervention programs, increased adoption subsidies, and increased salaries for caseworkers and investigators.
- Support efforts to improve outcomes for foster care youth while under state supervision, support efforts to move youth to permanency, and increase supports for aging out youth.