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Foster Care in Texas

New Texas laws favor parents in child abuse investigations as legislators try to limit number of kids in foster care

Legislators also passed bills that will provide foster kids entering the troubled system with duffel bags or backpacks and those aging out of the system with help setting up bank accounts.

The sun sets behind the Texas Capitol in Austin on May 12, 2023.

Limiting how Texans make child abuse and neglect tips

Overhauling child abuse investigations

More state money for programs preventing abuse

For foster kids, bank accounts and duffel bags

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