We are doing our best to keep children, families, and staff safe by working from home, maintaining safe distances, and following other CDC guidelines. Our team has found new ways to connect to ensure that we can continue providing services for children and families. We will continue to innovate, always striving for creative solutions and ensuring safety when meeting in-person is necessary.
We're looking for people who want to be a safe, loving, and nurturing family for children who need one. We're not looking for perfect people; we're looking for people who are able and willing to walk beside children who have experienced hardships.
You will need to pick an agency, because you can only complete the process with one.
Licensed agencies (state or private) have the ability to serve any child in the Texas Foster Care System. All agencies are notified every time that children need placement.
You can share about the age, sex, race, number and needs of children that you are prepared to parent, and as we get to know your family, we’ll work together to decide on a placement profile. Even then, you’ll always have the final say about who joins your family.
When choosing an agency, it may be important to consider the location, size, requirements, training, and staff qualifications. Most importantly, you need to choose an agency you trust to handle the details and advocate for your family.
There is no fee to become licensed; however, there may be some small costs, for items like CPR/First Aid certification, TB test, fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors.
Foster families are volunteers who commit themselves to providing care for children when they cannot be with their birth family. Each month, foster families receive a per diem to offset the cost of caring for children.
Healthcare expenses for children in foster care are covered by Medicaid. This included doctors, dentists, therapies, prescriptions and most other medical needs