There are over 18,000 children in foster care in Texas.

Do we really need more foster homes? 

Yes, we do! There is a shortage of foster homes in North Texas.

All children deserve a safe and loving place to call home, and sometimes they need a place to land for a short time. Foster parents can provide that and advocate for and with biological families.

Our goal is to strengthen families and we invite you to join us in this mission.


With you every step of the way, empowering your heart & home.

Step One

You’ve decided you want to be a foster parent, now what? The first step is to find the right agency for you. There are a lot of options in North Texas and we’ve made it easy for you to find a good fit.

Navigate to the map on this page to begin the search for the right fit for you.

Make contact with a couple of agencies. It can be good to “interview” a few before deciding what feels right. Please refer to the frequently asked questions but also ask a lot of questions of your potential agency.

Find the right agency for you here. 

Step Two

You have chosen an agency to work with! That’s great! You will then begin the process with your agency of choice. They will walk you through the process and and help you with all required documents and trainings.

While each agency might look unique in their process, the state of Texas requires the following for all foster homes:

  • Attend an Informational Meeting
  • Complete Foster Parent Training
  • Receive an approved home study, background checks and references

Step Three

Congrats! You are now a licensed foster parent and ready to take your first placement! Your case worker will be available to help you through each placement and all questions.

Foster families continue to complete foster parent training hours each year that they are licensed. These training hours help foster families improve and learn new parenting skills.

We understand that embarking on your foster care journey is a monumental step, and locating the right support is paramount. That’s why we’ve designed an intuitive, user-friendly interactive map, specifically tailored to help you navigate through this vital process with ease and precision. Find providers based on proximity to your location, specialties and categories, and counties served. Start your search today and take the first step towards finding the right foster care provider for you and making a lasting impact on the lives of the children you’ll welcome into your home. Your journey of empowering dreams and fostering futures begins with a click.

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General Questions

I'm ready! What are the next steps?

How long does it take to become a licensed foster parent?

Are there specific age criteria for individuals in becoming foster parents?

Are there space requirements to foster? If so, what are they?

Who is considered a kinship placement?

Can individuals who are single become licensed foster parents?

Are foster parents permitted to take vacations or travel alongside their foster children?

Is there financial assistance provided to foster parents, and if so, what does it cover?

Are there restrictions on the number of foster children a household can care for at once?

Can foster parents have pets in the home and are there any restrictions?

Fostering Support

What kind of support do I get as a foster parent?

How does the educational support system work for foster children, and what role do foster parents play?

Educational support for foster children involves collaboration with schools, and foster parents play a crucial role in advocatng for their educational needs.

What types of behavioral and emotional support are available for foster parents and the children in their care?

How does the foster care system address the specific needs pf children with disabilities or special medical conditions?

Are there specific requirements for transportation and access to medical care for foster children?

How are educational and extracurricular activities for foster children supported and facilitated?

What functions do support groups serve for foster parents, and is participation in these groups obligatory?

Licensing & Training

Are there mandatory training or educational prerequisites for individals aspiring to become foster parents?

How frequently do licensing agencies conduct home visits once an individual becomes a licensed foster parent?

How is background check procedure carried out in the context of obtaining foster parent licensing?

What are the medical and health prerequisites that prospective foster parents must satisfy?

How does the matching process work between foster parent(s) and foster children?

Are cultural and religious considerations taken into account in the matching process?

Is there financial assistance provided to foster parents, and if so, what does it cover?

Are there specific safety standards for the foster hone, such as childproofing and emergency preparedness?

Are there specific training requirements regarding cultural competency for individuals seeking to become foster parents?

Supporting Biological Families

What is the process for reunification with biological parents, and how long does it typically take?

Can foster parents adopt the children in their care if reunification is not possible?

How is the foster care system designed to manage and address the needs of sibling groups?

What are the steps involved in the termination of parental rights and potential adoption of a foster child?

How does visitation with biological parents work?

Are there specific guidelines for the communication between foster parents and biological families, and how is confidentiality maintained?

You can make an impact on your community that lasts for generations.

Start the journey today to become a foster parent!