‘Finding Forever Families’ – Meet Elias

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

Meet Elias

Elias says family and football are the most important things in life. He’s passionate about the game and dreams of one day playing football on a big stage.

Elias is funny, talkative and enjoys playing video games. He describes himself as a strong person with a great mind.

He dreams of joining a forever family that has a mom, dad, and kids who are active in sports, like going places, and doing fun things. He would also love a family pet, preferably a dog!


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