Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - Texas

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Statutes

Website for Statutes:

https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/

Citations:

  • Adoption: Family Code, title 5, subtitle B, chapter 162; subtitle E, chapter 264 (§§ 264.110 and 264.111)
  • Child protection: Family Code, title 5, subtitle E, chapter 261
  • Child welfare: Family Code, title 5, subtitle B, chapter 161; subtitle E, chapters 262-266
  • Guardianship: Family Code, title 5, subtitle E, chapter 264, subchapters I and K
  • Youth services: Family Code, title 5, subtitle E, chapter 264 (§ 264.121)
  • Indian child welfare: Family Code, title 5, subtitle B, chapter 152, subchapter B (§ 152.104)

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.viewtac 

Notes:

See title 40, part 19.

Website for Agency Policies:

http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/handbooks/

Other Resources

Texas Child Protection Law Bench Book

Texas Court Rules and Standards

Tribal code available online: