Adoption Assistance or Permanency Care Assistance

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People in the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DPFS) Adoption Assistance or Permanency Care Assistance (AAPCA) programs get Medicaid through managed care.

Most AAPCA members are enrolled in STAR.

AAPCA members who get Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare, or 1915(c) waiver services are enrolled in STAR Kids.

Transitioning from STAR Health to STAR or STAR Kids

Beginning September 1, 2020, certain children in AAPCA will have the choice between STAR Kids and STAR Health. We will send you a packet in the mail about your child’s upcoming transition, including information about the health plans you can choose from and how to pick a plan.

You will need to pick a health plan for your child. If you don’t pick a health plan for your child, one will be chosen for them.

If you don’t get a packet in the mail, call your DFPS regional adoption assistance eligibility specialist to update your address. If you don't know who your eligibility specialist is, you can call the DFPS hotline at 1-800-233-3405.

Resources

Adoption Assistance Medicaid Transition Flyer (PDF)