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Foster Care in Texas

Texas lawmakers move to close foster care hiring loopholes and expand rights of parents facing investigations

Bills that would give relative caregivers more money have missed key deadlines to make it in front of the full House.

A sign for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services building in Austin on Nov. 14, 2019.

Parental rights in child abuse investigations

Closing loopholes after The Refuge scandal

Increasing payments to relatives who take in kids in state care

Implementing caseload limits

Expanding community-based care

Changing how foster care providers are paid

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