‘Finding Forever Families’ – Meet Carlos, Silvia and Ivan

As November is National Adoption Month, we here at the Herald Post have partnered with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to help raise the profile for kids in foster care whose permanency goal is adoption.

This is the sixth in a series of stories profiling a child looking for their Forever Family. To see the previous children, click here.

Meet Carlos, Silvia and Ivan

Carlos, Silvia and Ivan make up a trio of resilient siblings who speak both English and Spanish. Con gusto, Espanol is their first language!

Carlos is the oldest and a natural leader. He enjoys sports and listening to music. He likes taking care of his appearance and is easy going.

Silvia’s new interest is experimenting with makeup! She enjoys doing her hair and getting dressed up. She is a “girly” girl with an eye for anything colorful.

The youngest, Ivan, is a charming boy with a vivid imagination. He enjoys playing with his toy cars and watching movies. He likes the outdoors and can be somewhat shy.

All three kids are very close, protective of each another and would thrive with a bilingual forever family!


If you think you could be the forever family for Carlos, Silvia and Ivan, or for another Texas child, log onto the web at www.adoptchildren.org or call 1-800-233-3405 for more information on foster care & adoption in Texas. 

Basic Requirements

The prospective foster/adoptive parents may be single or married and must:

  • be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults,
  • complete an application (staff will assist you, if you prefer),
  • share information regarding their background and lifestyle,
  • provide relative and non-relative references,
  • show proof of marriage and/or divorce (if applicable),
  • agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members,
  • allow staff to complete a criminal history background check and an abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household, and
  • attend free training to learn about issues of abused and neglected children.