Is adoption in your heart?

Two Awesome Sisters Meet 12-year-old Iliana who is an open minded, outgoing child who is very artistic, and has a talent for drawing. She is also very caring and always willing to help others. She takes her role of big sister seriously.
At school, reading and math are her two favorite subjects, and she thinks she would like to go to college for a degree in criminal justice, with a possible career in law enforcement.

Iliana says she would like to join the school volleyball team, along with continuing her outdoor hobbies of swimming, camping, and fishing.  She is very proud of her first catch and looks forward to sharing the big catch story with her future forever family, and many family dinners at Peter Pipers, her favorite fast-food restaurant.
Her little sister nine-year-old Star, is also very outgoing and gets along well with others.
Star likes to do arts and crafts, and like her big sister, she is very creative with various artistic mediums, drawing being her specialty.
At school, Star is on the Honor Roll and hopes to try out for the cheerleading squad in the next school year.
She enjoys playing video and board games, as well as swimming, activities in the park, and riding bikes. Star’s favorite foods are tacos, pizza, and chocolate.
Iliana and Star are both looking for the same thing, parents who will adopt them together as sisters, love & care for them, and be there for all of the daily activities and to share in their life’s milestone moments. And if the family includes a pet dog … even better.
If you think you could be Iliana and Star’s forever family or for another Texas child, call 1-800-233-3405. For more information visit
You can also view the NEW website, where South Texas children have their portraits along with individual personal stories they wish to share, with their future forever family.
You may also email and we will forward your information.
Basic Adoption 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
attend free training to learn about issues of abused and neglected children