Texas lawmakers overlook older adults who quietly take in their abandoned or neglected grandchildren.
For the past 10 years, Carmen Amador and her husband have been raising three of their grandchildren.
Our journey as a foster family started 15 years ago with The Children’s Shelter. We never thought we would become adoptive parents; our focus was to provide a temporary and loving home to infants and children who were removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse.
There are 25,000 children in the state’s foster care system that have been removed from violent and abusive households, and Bexar County alone has one of highest removal rates in the state.