In 1999, Ted Oakley created Foster Angels of South Texas to address the growing need to give assistance to children in foster care. Over a decade later, his daughter, Sarah Oakley Smith, began teaching in low-income schools and volunteered in various organizations where she saw the need to bring Foster Angels to Austin. In the spring of 2010 Foster Angels of Central Texas was created.
Sarah and Ted expected to help 50-100 children their first year in Austin, but instead gave assistance to almost 500. With a fantastic board and community support, Foster Angels has now helped over 12,000 children in foster care in Central Texas.