Life After Foster Care: Forty Collin County Children Need Adoptive Parents, Others Reunite with Families or Age out of Care

While we often talk about the numbers of children who are entering foster care, we haven’t addressed the children who are exiting foster care. Foster care is meant to be a short-term arrangement, necessary while the parties involved work towards the child’s permanency goal. Permanency goals vary according to...

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Plano Zip Code 75074 has One of the Highest Rates of Children Entering Foster Care in Collin County

Most of our work at Foster Friends focuses on providing for the needs of Collin County kids in foster care, but we also like to follow foster care data and look for trends in our cities, county, and region. Plenty of CPS data is available on the DFPS website,...

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The Children of Collin County Foster Care – Where do they Live?

This month, we’re reviewing September 2017 CPS data for Collin County. One figure that Foster Friends pays close attention to is the percentage of children in substitute care from Collin County who are sent to live outside of Collin County. As you can see in the pie chart, we...

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The Children of Collin County Foster Care – How Old Are They?

In September 2017, 301 Collin County children lived in foster care. Their names and stories are confidential, but the numbers help paint a picture of who these children are and what they need. Babies and Preschoolers More than half of Collin County foster children are kindergartners or younger. In...

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Collin County Child Abuse by the Numbers

We here at Foster Friends know all too well that Collin County, despite being an affluent and wonderful place to live, indeed has a problem with child abuse. However, this is something that most folks are simply unaware of. Case in point, at our latest fundraiser, I approached an...

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