Bridging Families


Meet 16-year-old Heriberto, this week’s Bridging Families child. Heriberto is one of many teenagers in search of a family to call his own before he ages out of the system.

Heriberto is a kind and easy going teenager with a very funny sense of humor, and because of his friendly demeanor. He engages in a conversation easily and making friends. 

Meet 16-year-old Heriberto, this week’s Bridging Families child.

Heriberto loves sports and enjoys watching movies, and like many teens his age, he also has a fondness for video and electronic games.  Heriberto has fun socializing with other children his age, as well as taking part in outdoor activities.

Heriberto’s favorite sports to take part in are football and basketball. He hopes once COVID-19 precautions are eased, he would like to start playing on a team with his adoptive family in the stands cheering him on, and encouraging his participation.  And after the game, to eat out, and share a meal of pizza and wings with his new family.  

If you think you could be Heriberto’s forever family, or for another Texas child, you can log onto the web at or call 1-800-233-3405 to learn more about the foster/adoption process, you can also find the web links to the statewide online Informational meetings, as they are the first step in the foster to adopt process.

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.
Online meetings