WFAA's Wednesday's Child

The Heart Gallery of North Texas and WFAA partner to spotlight community foster care children in hopes that one day a child's wish of a "forever family" will come true.

The children we feature are in the care of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services due to abuse and neglect. Families who adopt children through the agency should have an understanding or be willing to learn the dynamics of abuse and neglect.

The parental rights of these children have been terminated; therefore we are seeking an adoptive family for them. The children we feature are all ages, races, and ethnicities. The biggest population of children in foster care are sibling groups and school-age children.

If you have an approved home study to adopt, please email it to Be sure to include the child's name you are interested in the subject line.

If you do not have an approved home study, here is how to get the process started:

Information Meeting

You will need to attend an information meeting in your area where you will get the basic information about adopting a child from Texas Foster Care.

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Choose Agency

Choose a child-placing agency to assist you in adopting a child from Texas Department of Family & Protective Services.

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Application & Family Home Study

Gladney will help you complete the application process, which includes paperwork, personal references, medical history and a home study.

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PAT Training

Parent Adoption Training is a required course for parents who wish to adopt a child from the state foster care system. This three day competency-based program is designed to prepare prospective adoptive parents for the challenges of parenting children that have experienced past trauma.

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