About Us

Fostering Brighter Futures is a project of the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards, a nonprofit organization led by a board of directors representing 11 regional councils and over 220 county child welfare boards.

We believe that public perception is strongly influenced by popular culture and that as a result of the prevalence of negative stories and images in popular media including news, television, and movies, much of the public has a negative image of foster parents and the foster care system. This negative image stigmatizes both foster children and foster parents, and severely undercuts efforts to recruit qualified foster parents. Because we are regularly involved in child welfare we see positive stories and happy endings for children in the foster care system.