‘Finding Forever Families’ – Meet Esteban

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 first in a series of stories profiling a child looking for their Forever Family.

Esteban is helpful, loving and affectionate. He especially loves cowboys and dressing up like one, with a cowboy hat, boots and a western belt buckle!

He also loves to ride his bike, play with Legos, floor puzzles, and color. When he’s not playing, Esteban is quick to help around the house with sweeping, raking leaves and emptying the trash.

While Esteban is a child with special needs who has been diagnosed with autism, he has learned how to interact effectively with peers, caregivers and classmates.

Esteban is looking for a forever family that can provide love, patience, consistency, and structure.


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