FOX 7 Discussion: More children leaving foster care

This year, fewer children in Texas will be spending the holidays under the foster care system and will begin new traditions in permanent homes.

New numbers from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services shows a trend of more kids entering child protective services each year since 2016, then in the past fiscal year, there was a drop of around 2,000 kids, lower than 2016.

There is also now a record number of children getting out of the system, which includes a record number of adoptions.

Kaysie Taccetta, director of conservatorship for CPS, joins Marcel Clarke to discuss the recent trend and what the department will try to continue doing to keep up the trend.