Advocacy

2019 Texas Legislative Session

The Texas Legislature will convene in January, 2019 for the next session. They will discuss several issues related to foster care and adoption. The Federal Government is also working on issues in this arena. Now is the time to contact your representatives to make sure your voice is heard!

DFPS Publishes Relative and Other Designated Caregiver Placement Program Report

TXDFPS website with report (click to open)

The latest COAC Legislative Update: (0pens in MSWord.)

TexProtects

TexProtects is doing research, advocacy and education to improve the child protection systems in the state of Texas:

Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act:

Generations United

US Citizenship for Adoptees from outside the US by US Citizens:

Texas Legislature Information:

Use this link to find information you will need to find out who your Texas State legislators are (Senator and House Representative), contact your Texas State legislators, track Texas legislation, watch Texas House and Senate Committee Hearings, etc:

https://capitol.texas.gov/

On the home page, you will find:

  • Who Represents Me?  Just type in your address to get this information.

  • How to Contact Your Legislators

  • Legislative Processes –

    • How a Bill Becomes Law

    • How to Follow a Bill

    • Date of Interest/Glossary

    • End of Session Deadlines

  • How to Search for Specific Bills/Legislation

  • How to Track Legislation

  • Legislative Activity – Video Broadcasts, Current Calendars, Meetings, Bills Filed, Votes

  • And so much more!

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