Lt. Governor Praises Texas Faith Leaders’ Summit


Patrick PSA Slated to Run Throughout Texas During National Adoption Month

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement following the Texas Faith Leader Summit at the Capitol today sponsored by the Department of Family and Protective Services.




“I was very proud to take the lead in reviving the collaboration between faith-based leaders across the state and the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) in order to identify more foster care families across the state. Thousands of children need forever families and I have great faith that churches and places of worship can play a strong role in helping to find potential foster families who want to help. Faith-based leaders have answered the call — more than 300 registered for today’s summit — and, working with DFPS, I am confident they will make a difference in the lives of many children.”




The lieutenant governor released a public service announcement at the Summit that will be running across the state throughout the month of November — National Adoption Month — calling on Texans to consider becoming foster parents. To view the PSA, click here.

Last month the lieutenant governor previewed a webpage that includes the testimonials of several Texas elected officials who are also adoptive parents. It also provides information on the faith-based collaboration and steps to becoming a foster parent.