State penalty will cost foster agency

A private company that finds homes for foster children could lose tens of thousands of dollars in the coming months as it tries to resolve a pattern of problems state officials say put children in danger. The Department of Family and Protective Services stopped placing children with Texas Mentor late last month because of violations in its foster homes such as inappropriate punishments and poor supervision. The state also pointed to troubles in a home where a 2-year-old foster child died in July.