Department of Family & Protective Services

Foster care is meant to be temporary until a permanent living arrangement is found. However, it can become permanent – usually when a foster parent adopts or accepts permanent managing conservatorship of a child.

CPS strives to ensure quality services for children in foster care. However, children in foster care may have to change placements several times while in foster care due to a variety of factors such as licensing standards violations, court rulings, or changes in the foster home or facility. CPS has a variety of initiatives designed to increase placement options to better match the needs of each individual child.