CPS Post Adoption

DePelchin understands that the commitment to adopt a child comes with great rewards—and great challenges.  That’s why we’re here to support adoptive families every step of the way.  Through our CPS post-adoption program, we offer guidance and support to families who have adopted children in the care of Child Protective Services. 

DePelchin, in cooperation with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS), facilitates the following support services:

Information and Referral

Information on and referrals are provided to the appropriate agency and community services.

Casework and Service Planning 

A trained social worker assesses a family’s needs and connects the family with appropriate resources, consultation and support. 

Parent Education 

Special classes provide the opportunity to learn about and discuss pertinent adoption issues.

Support Groups 

Adoptive families share and receive support from other families who have adopted. See currently available groups.

Respite Care 

Parents receive financial assistance to pay for short-term care for their children, allowing the parents to enjoy some time off.

Therapeutic Services 

Clinicians provide referrals as appropriate to help child families cope with and overcome difficult issues.

Residential Placement Services 

Children experiencing severe emotional problems may qualify for treatment outside the home.

24-hour Crisis Intervention

Families can access help at any time through DePelchin’s support line.

Qualifying for Post-adoption Services

Post-adoption services may be available to families that meet the following criteria:

  • The adopted child was in the custody of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at the time of adoption or the family received adoption assistance from TDFPS
  • The adoption has been legally finalized
  • The adopted child is under 18 years old

Contact Us

For more information on post-adoption services, contact us at 713-730-2335.