Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation applauded the passage of House Bill 793 and the Texas legislature’s commitment to reuniting families in the foster care system. By expanding the availability of resources necessary for families to complete court-ordered service plans, this legislation will help more children return home and spend less time in foster care. The legislation now heads to Governor Abbott.

“Whenever a child enters foster care, the state’s first priority is always to reunite that child with his or her family,” said Andrew Brown, associate vice president of policy for TPPF. “House Bill 793 will help more families successfully reunite by providing more options for obtaining the services they need to address the issues that led to the child entering foster care. We are grateful to the bill’s author, Rep. Candy Noble, and its sponsor, Sen. Angela Paxton, for their commitment to preserving families.”

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