A Houston single mother has tried any number of things to support her three children. She went back to school and earned her nursing degree, and she works two to three temporary jobs every month. Unfortunately, she has not been able to capitalize on her degree as she still only manages to bring in approximately $900 every month.
A Texas law has been in place for more than 20 years in order to make certain that grandparents are not deprived of the right to see their grandchildren after a divorce has taken place. However, the law is not without its controversies as the law supposedly has been used in such a manner that parents have lost their child custody rights.
Parents that wish to adopt a child should not give up when faced with various bureaucratic obstacles that make the process sometimes seem so daunting. A small town in Texas with a population of no more than 700 people has adopted 76 foster children in recent years.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released some disturbing findings that were evidenced right here in Houston: children in the Texas foster care system are more likely to be prescribed psychotropic drugs than in any other state. A local family is heartbroken after their daughter's health declined while in the custody of Child Protective Services.