Lt. Gov. Patrick unveils faith-based initiative on foster care children

AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called on the state’s faith-based communities to help identify homes for children in need of foster care, in conjunction with National Adoption Month in November.

Patrick called on faith-based leaders “to reach out to their congregations and communities to open their hearts and homes to the foster children of Texas.” Faith leaders will also gather at the Texas Capitol on Nov. 2 to discuss the importance of the faith-based community in child protection.

"Thousands of children in Texas' foster care system need your help. They need safe and loving homes, and many are looking for a forever home. Several elected state officials have opened their homes to children in need of loving families and are working with me to inspire a statewide movement to answer this calling. I hope you and your family will consider doing the same,” Patrick said in a release from his office.

His office has also created a website dedicated to the cause with the intent of guiding potential foster and adoptive parents to information on how they can help. GO HERE for more information.

GO HERE for more information about National Adoption Month.

 

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