‘Finding Forever Families’ – Meet Evelyn

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

Meet Evelyn

Evelyn is an energetic child who loves being a girl, playing dolls, dressing up and watching movies. She says her favorites films are “Frozen” and “Spy Kids.”

Evelyn speaks both English and Spanish, is a great little helper and befriends people easily. She is affectionate and has an “almost 18-year-old sister” who she is very close to.

Evelyn is dreaming of a forever family that can provide plenty of love with an abundance of mental and physical stimulation, preferably a home with other young children to play with.


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