“I want to be adopted with my sister because I feel like my whole life I've been without her,” said 16-year-old Julissa. "Ever since we got back in the system, we have been separated for like three years."
The past 2-years put a major strain on the foster care system, creating difficulties for foster parents and children, as well as the agencies that work to support them.
“It really doesn't matter which parent we get adopted with, the only thing that matters is being with my brother and sisters," says 11-year-old Bryan. He and his three siblings, ages 7 to 12, are looking for a family to adopt them together.
William, 16, is hoping find a family who’ll love and support him. He thinks he will do well with "people who go to church, people who like sports and music, creative stuff."
After nearly two years of the pandemic, the Texas foster care system is in crisis mode. Families for teenagers and large sibling groups are the biggest need, but this month we’re hoping to find a family for two little ones who Santa says have been good all year.
FOX 26's Sally MacDonald introduces us to 16-year-old Joseph, who loves anime and sci-fi. His younger siblings have been adopted and Joseph is hoping for his forever home.
In this month’s Finding Families Sally MacDonald is introducing you to a 16-year-old boy who’s looking for someone to love and guide him into adulthood.
A six-year-old Houston boy is looking for a family to adopt him. His siblings have already found adoptive homes.
16-year-old Ronnie believes teenagers need a loving, permanent home just as much as younger kids. "Still get a family to love on you until you’re eligible to get your own stuff," he said.
Houston-area siblings Eddie, 14, and Rayne, 12, live in separate foster homes but are looking to be adopted together.
In today's Finding Families segment, Fox 26 Reporter Sally MacDonald introduces you to Patrick aka PJ. an aspiring 13-year-old chef.
The three Houston brothers — 5-year-old Antwann, 7-year-old Anthony and 8-year-old Artavius — have been in foster care for two years.
Jay has been in foster care for the past three years. Parental rights are now terminated. He’s waiting for the right family to adopt him, a wait that is never easy.
In January, we introduced you to Sheila and Teri. Thousands of people from all around the world saw the story and contacted Depelchin Children’s Center wanting to adopt the sisters.
Studies have shown children placed with a sibling feel more stability, form stronger bonds with their adoptive parents, and are more successful throughout life.
Depelchin Children's Center wants to help two brothers find a forever home. Former Texans NFL player Jarrett Dillard met the boys on the practice field. The Texas Bowl raises money to support the programs at the Depelchin Children's Center.
Julissa wants a family who will help her realize her dream of going to college to become a veterinarian, plus a family that likes to have fun on the weekends.
They've adopted two girls through Depelchin Children's Center with both requiring multiple surgeries and ongoing therapies. Along with a biological daughter and an adopted baby boy, the family of six celebrates each milestone they reach.
This Houston gay couple shared their story of adoption, hoping to inspire others in the process.
Jasmine, 13, loves dance and cheer. She wants a loving, permanent family.