In early 2012, DePelchin Children’s Center expanded beyond the Greater Houston area by partnering with Caring Family Network (CFN), an Austin-based foster care and adoption agency with locations throughout Texas including Austin, Brownwood, Kerrville, Lubbock and San Antonio.
This valuable partnership has made DePelchin and CFN one of the largest organizations in Texas providing foster care and adoption services. The joining of our two organizations has also greatly expanded our ability to make a meaningful impact on the child welfare system.
Currently there are more than 28,000 children in the State of Texas foster care system. There also are more than 9,000 children waiting to be adopted. The shared commitment will allow the new organization to recruit loving foster and adoptive families more effectively and better meet the needs of the children in its care.
Furthermore as Texas agencies have faced the regional roll-out of foster care redesign (which includes significant changes to the system), DePelchin and CFN, with their combined network and expertise, will be poised to take a leadership role in the redesign efforts.
DePelchin Children’s Center and Caring Family Network are both mission-driven organizations committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children. The combining of the two organizations has helped ensure the children in the state of Texas will be cared for today and in the future.