What is Foster Care?
When the court give temporary legal possession to Child Protective Services and that agency temporarily places these children in foster care. This situation occur after determine that children can’t live safely at home and an appropriate non-custodial parent, relative, or close family friend is currently unable or unwilling to care for them.
REPORTING CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT- If you suspect child abuse and/or neglect, you must make a report by calling 1-800-252-5400 or visiting www.txabusehotline.org
Call 911 if it is an emergency (An emergency is a situation where a child faces an immediate risk of abuse or neglect that could result in death or serious harm.)