On the adoption front, Rick Perry signed a policy, could actually be state law now, that children adopted from Fostercare thru CPS (Child protective services) get their state school college education assistance/covered.
Wife & I went thru the PRIDE training, but actually got pregnant during approval process so our file was moved from active to nonactive. Still thinging about getting our infant a few siblings. But with CPS, the parental rights have been removed by a judge, so there's no back-n-forth. Not sure how mother's rights work when they voluntarily put their child up for adoption.
I've got no problem with the costs covered if giving up for adoption. Catholic Charities may actually cover that costs now if the mother wants to give up her child, I'd have to check.