The number of Texan foster children dying while in care of the state is rising. This is so concerning that lawmakers have gathered to find a solution and address the foster care deaths. Advocacy groups for children are calling for a new bill that will help protect kids who are at risk. The proposed bill would require a full 35 mandatory training hours for foster parents. This is a huge jump over the current required eight hours.
Over the last two years, 24 children have died while in the care of Child Protective Services. Bill sponsor State Representative Cindy Burkett knows that passage of this bill will be the first step in stopping these tragic foster care deaths.