Texas post-adoption support
Below are post-adoption support services available to families who live in Texas. Services may not be available in all areas and/or may be dependent upon the circumstances of the placement. Please check with your post-adoption services provider about the availability of specific post-adoption or guardianship support services for your family. You can also visit Child Welfare Information Gateway for information on Adoption and Guardianship Assistance, as well as additional information on post-adoption support.
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In Texas, adoptive families have access to the following services through a post-adoption support program:
- Child/youth assessment of needs and strengths
- Information (websites, fact sheets, articles, etc.)
- Navigation, advocacy, referral to services
- Training/other development
- Peer support for parents
- Peer support for children/teens
- Case management
- Education support/advocacy
- Respite care
- Camps, retreats, events
- Community-based therapeutic services
- In-home therapeutic services
- Residential therapeutic services
- Crisis intervention
Birth family mediation and adoption search may also be available if agreed upon by the provider and adoptive family.
Who is eligible for these services?
- Families who have adopted from the state’s foster care system.
- Families who took guardianship from the state’s foster care system are currently eligible for services in regions 6 and 11. Services available to guardianship families may vary slightly from the services available to adoptive families.
Information and referral services are typically available to all adoptive families, including those who have adopted from other states.
Who provides these services?
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services contracts with private agencies to provide services to adoptive families throughout the state’s 11 regions. For information about which provider serves your region and contact information for your region’s post-adoption liaison, please visit the state’s Adoption Support Program website.
Below are support groups for adoptive, kinship, and foster families. Support groups may be offered as part of a state’s post-adoption/guardianship support program, through a statewide or regional foster or adoptive parent association, through specific agencies, or may be run independently. If we have additional information about the group’s purpose or the community served, it’s provided under the group’s contact information.
To add a group or make a suggestion, email the AdoptUSKids family support team.
Abrazo Adoption Associates
Location: San Antonio
ACH Child & Family Services
Location: Fort Worth
Casa De Esperanza
Centers for Children & Families
Child Placement Center of Texas
Children's Connections, Inc.
Chosen Ones Ministry
Dallas Minority Adoption Council
El Paso Area Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
Phone: (915) 598-5891
Location: El Paso
Foster-Adopt Parent Support Network
Location: San Antonio
Johnson County Foster / Adoptive Family Association
My TreeHouse, Inc.