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State suspends Dallas child placing agency after infant dies in Forney foster home

The state has suspended a Dallas agency from accepting new foster children after an infant died last month at the home of a foster mother verified by the contractor.

The Dallas agency that vetted the home where an infant in the care of a woman who was arrested after the baby’s death has been suspended from finding foster homes for other children.

In a letter to Kingdom Kids Child Placing Agency dated Jan. 9, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services said the decision to suspend placements was made because of “allegations that impact the health, safety and well-being of children.”

Kingdom Kids, off U.S. Highway 175 in southeast Dallas, was also required to submit copies of all home studies, addendums and supporting documentation for each home fostering a child in the department’s care as well as a list of all pending placements.

The suspension is effective until further notice as the department investigates, DFPS spokesman Patrick Crimmins said.

Caseworkers are meeting face-to-face with all children in Kingdom Kids homes to make sure they are OK, Crimmins said.

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