Houston Matters

Should Taxpayers Support Childcare Costs for Grandparents or Other Relatives Raising a Child?

Posted on · About a quarter of a million Texas kids live with some family member, or close friend, other than their parents. This keeps them out of foster care, but can put a financial strain on their caregivers, for which there’s little public financial support. Should there be? A senior policy analyst with the progressive think tank, the […]

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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 […]