‘Finding Forever Families’ – Meet Dennis

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

Meet Dennis

Everyone who meets Dennis comments on his amazing smile which can light up a room! He is a high energy child who loves to run, play with toys and collect Pokemon cards.

Dennis is a child with special needs, but his intellectual disability hasn’t quelled his affectionate personality. He loves to give hugs! He does need help with verbal communication skills.

Dennis is looking for a forever family with a strong support system that can provide love, patience, consistency, and structure.


If you think you could be the forever family for Dennis, 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.