‘Finding Forever Families’ – Meet Gino

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

Meet Gino

Gino is an adventurous child who enjoys outdoor activities, especially anything involving sports. Football and basketball are his favorites, but he also likes soccer.

He tends to be shy at first, but once comfortable, he is talkative and enjoys being around people. Gino’s personality is sweet and charming and he is very protective of the people he cares about.

He likes to be helpful around the house whether it’s assisting with yard work or helping with the dishes.

Gino would love to find a loving forever family, preferably with pets, that likes to be active.


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