Over 3,000 children, ages 9 – 17, are waiting for adoption in Texas.
Unfortunately, the vast majority reside in restrictive, non-familial environments and do not have nurturing and lasting relationships with a consistent caregiver who can provide them with individualized care or offer them the emotional, educational, and other stable support they need.
Texas Foster Care Statistics for youth, ages 9-17
17,774 are in foster care (36% of all kids in care)
2,953 are waiting for adoption
1,200 age-out of care every year
50% have permanency goals of non-relative adoption or emancipation
95% reside in residential centers and emergency shelters
Source: DFPS Data Book