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A foster care official who worked with countless Texas kids and young adults for two decades has died. Jerry Sullivan was only 44.

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Holidays can be tough for any family. But when family includes a child or children in foster care, the stressors can multiply. One foster mom in Tarrant County shares her story. (And just a note: We’re identifying the mother and her adopted children only by their first names, at her request.)

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Children’s Medical Center Dallas will receive $18.9 million to establish a center to improve the health of foster care children.

The Rees-Jones Foundation is making the donation. An announcement is scheduled for 2 p.m. today.

Today’s pledge is in addition to an earlier $1 million gift given to Children’s from the foundation.

A new effort is designed to keep foster children closer to their communities. KUT Radio in Austin has the details.

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State officials are revamping the foster care system, and presented an update to the Texas House Human Services Committee Monday.