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Share Your Youth or Family Success Story

Share your joy with us so others can be encouraged to foster or adopt!

Too often, we hear about foster children or adoptive families who have experienced difficulties and sadness. These make the news but we know there are thousands foster/adopt families and youth who have experienced a life enriching and joyous experience through fostering and adoption or who have seen the success of foster or adopted children.

Note: Your story may be edited for style or content. If you provide your name, to preserve your privacy, we will only use your first name and initial of your last name. If you want your full name used-Please indicate this.

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Your Foster/Adopt Family or Youth Success Story

Optional Photo

Send or email you family photo for inclusion with your story to:

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Attention: TARE, Mail Code W-157
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, Texas 78714-9030

Or, send your photo as an attachment by email.


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