Houston Matters

What Leads Adopted Kids to Seek Out Their Birth Parents?

Posted on · According to the State Department of Family and Protective Services, more than 1,300 children in Harris County were waiting to be adopted last year. Many such children will likely come to a point in their lives when they consider searching for their birth parents. Some adoptees simply want to learn more about their medical history; others are simply […]

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Adopted Children & Birth Parents, and a Stephen Schwartz Revue: Houston Matters for Friday, August 1, 2014

Posted on · According to the State Department of Family and Protective Services, more than 13 hundred children in Harris County were waiting to be adopted last year. Many such children will likely come to a point in their lives when they consider searching for their birth parents. Some adoptees simply want to learn more about their medical history; others […]

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Around 1,500 Kids in Houston Still Waiting to Be Adopted

Posted on · According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, more than five thousand Texas children in their care were adopted last year. That’s a 6.5 percent increase in adoptions from the previous year. Still, in Greater Houston, more than 1,500 kids are waiting to be adopted. We examine the issues, challenges, and resources available to […]

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Adoption, Grandparents Raising Grandkids, and Dealing with Grief: Houston Matters for Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Posted on · According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, more than five thousand Texas children in their care were adopted last year. That’s a 6.5 percent increase in adoptions from the previous year. Still, in Greater Houston, more than 1,500 kids are waiting to be adopted. On this edition of Houston Matters, we examine […]

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Foster And Adoption Families Needed

Posted on · If you've ever thought about being a foster parent or possibly adopting a child, local agencies say there's no better time than now. There are more than 7,000 children in the Houston area foster system and almost 2,000 of those are waiting to be adopted.

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Kids Get New Home For Christmas

Posted on · They've been living together for six months, but this morning for the first time dozens of children in Houston can officially call their parents mom and dad. That's because Monday was Christmas adoption day for Harris County. Bill Stamps has the story.

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CPS Kids Get Best Gift of All

Posted on · With just a few more days left till Christmas, children everywhere are getting anxious to see what Santa leaves under the tree. But some local children don't have to wait until Friday. Tuesday they received what some might call the greatest gift of all. Bill Stamps has the story.

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Local Agencies Say More Adoptive Parents Needed

Posted on · November is National Adoption Month in the U.S.. Here in the Houston area close to two-thousand children are in foster care in need of a home. A disproportionate amount of those children are minorities. Bill Stamps takes a look at the problem and what local agencies are doing about it.