skip to content [x]  larger font [+]  smaller font [-]  normal font [o]
TARE Logo

Share this page with social media websites

Use the following links to share this page through common social media websites. Use screen reader reading keys, as the Tab key may not work for all links. To share this page with a social media service not listed here, select the "Share" link to open a frame that lists additional options. In the input field,

Private Adoption Agencies

Private adoption agencies work in partnership with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to find adoptive homes for children. If you adopt a child in the conservatorship of DFPS, the following agencies can provide you with adoption services at no cost. You may also review the agencies regulatory history of inspections and reports at: Search Texas Child Care.

Note: In Seach Texas Child Care scroll down to “Operation Type,” select “Child Placing Agency” from the drop down menu, then enter the city of the adoption agency to view their reports.
Map of Texas Region 7 Region 8 Region 6 Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 region 9 region 4 region 5 region 11

Private adoption agency offices are located in most regions. Several of them provide statewide (SW) services.

Active In-state Adoption Contracts

Private Adoption Agencies
Located in Region 1 (Lubbock)

(1) Buckner Children and Family Services
129 Brentwood Avenue,
Lubbock, TX 79416-1601
Contact:
Phone: (806)795-7151
Website: www.beafamily.org
Email: mmcdonald@buckner.org

Area Served: Texas
Requirements: Contact our office for requirements or visit our website at www.beafamily.org
Services: Foster care and adoption services for children ages birth to 18 years of age placed through CPS, home studies, specialized adoption preparation (in addition to PRIDE), post-placement supervision, support groups

(1) Buckner Children and Family Services
1422 S. Tyler Ste 100 Amarillo
TX 79102
Contact:
Katie Groninger
Phone:806-373-1474 or 806-559-2223
Website: www.beafamily.org
Email: kgroninger@buckner.org

Area Served: Texas
Requirements: Contact our office for requirements or visit our website at www.beafamily.org
Services: Foster care and adoption services for children ages birth to 18 years of age placed through CPS, home studies, specialized adoption preparation (in addition to PRIDE), post-placement supervision, support groups

(1)Caring Family Network, a Depelchin Children’s Center Affiliate
2706 82nd Street
Lubbock, Texas 79423
Contact person: Happy Le or Ely Martinez
Phone number: 806-745-3222
Website: www.cfntexas.org
Email address: hle@depelchin.org or emartinez@depelchin.org

Area Served: Region 1
Requirements:  Single or married, 21 or older, emotionally and financially stable, must complete all training requirements. 
Services:  Caring Family Network is a diverse, exclusive and inclusive community of compassionate people who care for traumatized, abused and neglected children.  By practicing acceptance, compassion and unconditional love, we have grown into one of the most vibrant and exciting foster care and adoption agencies in Texas.  We believe love comes in many forms.  Come join us on our never-ending journey to transform, heal, connect and empower children to become all they can be through the power and grace of human relationships.

(1) Children's Home Of Lubbock
Po Box 2824,
Lubbock Tx, 79408-2824
Contact:
Stacy Parker
Phone:
806-762-0481 x202
Website: childshome.org
Email:
info@childshome.org

Area Served: Region 1
Requirements: Foster/ Adoptive parents must be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults.  Foster/ Adoptive families can be single or married; willing to participate in trainings and cooperate with agency staff in developing their home for potential licensure.
Services: Foster care provides family care for abused or neglected children and teenagers. Therapeutic services are offered for families and children with specialized needs. Foster families are provided with training, monthly support groups, and 24 hour on call case management services. The Children’s Home of Lubbock Adoption department specializes in the licensure of families interested in adopting children through the foster care system.  These children may be older, school-age children; they may be brothers or sisters who need to stay together; they may be physically, emotionally, or mental challenged; or they may be from minority cultures.

(1) FIT/Lutheran Social Services of the South
1800 S. Washington, Suite # 204,
Amarillo, Texas 79102          
Contact: Shawna Broaddus
Phone:
806-351-0168
Website: www.lsss.org and www.fosterintexas.org
Email: Shawna.broaddus@lsss.org

Area Served: Texas
Requirements: Flexible, healthy, age appropriate for the age range wanting to adopt
Services: Our ministries include foster care, adoption, residential treatment centers, charter schools, services to the poor, senior services, and disaster response. The LSS/Foster in Texas program provides care for children of all ages. We provide care for children designated Child Care Services or Treatment Services that include Emotional Disorders, Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Primary Medical Needs. Our adoption programs include domestic, international, as well as foster to adopt. LSS/Foster in Texas provides tremendous support to our families, which include extensive trainings, 24-hour support, and a supportive respite program.
(1) FIT/Lutheran Social Services of the South
2022 82nd Street Suite 102
Lubbock, TX 79423
Contact: Lacy Carr
Phone:
806-783-8863
Website: www.lsss.org
Email:
lacy.carr@lsss.org
Area Served: Region 1
Requirements: Flexible, healthy, age appropriate for the age range wanting to adopt
Services: The foster care program provides care for children of all ages and all services levels. We provide care for children designated treatment services, including Emotional Disorders, Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Primary Medical Needs. Our Adoption programs include domestic, international, as well as adoption of children in foster care. We provide tremendous support to our families which include extensive trainings, 24 hour support, representation on a state and national level, and a supportive respite program.  Our mission is to provide help, healing and hope in the name of Jesus Christ. 
Located in Region 2 (Abilene)

(2)Caring Family Network, a Depelchin Children’s Center Affiliate
1 Center Avenue Suite 200
Brownwood, Tx 76801
Contact person:  April Conway
Phone number:  877-895-3222
Website: www.cfntexas.org
Email address:  aconway@depelchin.org

 

Area Served: Region 2
Requirements:  Single or married, 21 or older, emotionally and financially stable, must complete all training requirements. 
Services:  Caring Family Network is a diverse, exclusive and inclusive community of compassionate people who care for traumatized, abused and neglected children.  By practicing acceptance, compassion and unconditional love, we have grown into one of the most vibrant and exciting foster care and adoption agencies in Texas.  We believe love comes in many forms.  Come join us on our never-ending journey to transform, heal, connect and empower children to become all they can be through the power and grace of human relationships.

(2) Christian Homes & Family Services
1202 Estates Dr.
Abilene, Texas  79702
Contact: Sherri Statler, President
Phone: 325-677-2205
Website: www.christianhomes.com
Email: attention@christianhomes.com

Area Served: 75-90 mile radius of Abilene, Texas
Requirements:21 years of age, married for at least 2 years, Christian faith and active in the same church where one is a member, one parent must be US citizen.
Services:Christian Homes provides safe, nurturing homes for children in CPS care.  Children are basic level and the primary focus is on those children who are available for adoption or will likely become available for adoption.

(2) New Horizons Ranch and Center Inc./Child Placing Agency
500 Chestnut, Suite 1101
Abilene,Texas 79602
Contact: Jim Sutton
Phone:  
325-437-1852
Website:
www.newhorizonsinc.com
Email:
jim.sutton@newhorizonsinc.com

Area Served: Region 2 All Counties; Region 9 All counties surrounding Tom Green; Region 7-Mills County
Requirements: Single or married; 21 years old or older; emotionally and financially stable; able to provide a safe and loving home. Must complete all training requirements and submit all appropriate verifying documentation.
Services: New Horizons is a private child placing agency. We have thrived as an agency since our beginning in 1971. We are family oriented and a strong supporter of community initiatives to ensure children are in safe and nurturing homes. Our wide range of services includes; prevention services through the STAR program, a Community-based Residential Treatment Center for children ages 5-17, and the “Ranch” Residential Treatment Center near Goldthwaite. Our Child Placing Agency was developed in 1990. We place children who are available for adoption. We provide case management services, a treatment director, and access to other psychological, psychiatric, and supportive services to the family
(2) New Horizons Ranch and Center Inc./Child Placing Agency
417 Wesley
Brownwood,TX
Contact: Jim Sutton
Phone:  
325-643-2264
Website:
www.newhorizonsinc.com
Email:
jim.sutton@newhorizonsinc.com
Area Served: Region 2 All Counties; Region 9 All counties surrounding Tom Green; Region 7-Mills County
Requirements: Single or married; 21 years old or older; emotionally and financially stable; able to provide a safe and loving home. Must complete all training requirements and submit all appropriate verifying documentation.
Services: New Horizons is a private child placing agency. We have thrived as an agency since our beginning in 1971. We are family oriented and a strong supporter of community initiatives to ensure children are in safe and nurturing homes. Our wide range of services includes; prevention services through the STAR program, a Community-based Residential Treatment Center for children ages 5-17, and the “Ranch” Residential Treatment Center near Goldthwaite. Our Child Placing Agency was developed in 1990. We place children who are available for adoption. We provide case management services, a treatment director, and access to other psychological, psychiatric, and supportive services to the family
(2) New Horizons Ranch and Center Inc./Child Placing Agency
4822 Kemp
Wichita Falls, TX
Contact: Jim Sutton
Phone:  
940-692-2300
Website:
www.newhorizonsinc.com
Email:
jim.sutton@newhorizonsinc.com
Area Served: Region 2 All Counties; Region 9 All counties surrounding Tom Green; Region 7-Mills County
Requirements: Single or married; 21 years old or older; emotionally and financially stable; able to provide a safe and loving home. Must complete all training requirements and submit all appropriate verifying documentation.
Services: New Horizons is a private child placing agency. We have thrived as an agency since our beginning in 1971. We are family oriented and a strong supporter of community initiatives to ensure children are in safe and nurturing homes. Our wide range of services includes; prevention services through the STAR program, a Community-based Residential Treatment Center for children ages 5-17, and the “Ranch” Residential Treatment Center near Goldthwaite. Our Child Placing Agency was developed in 1990. We place children who are available for adoption. We provide case management services, a treatment director, and access to other psychological, psychiatric, and supportive services to the family
(2) Pathways Youth & Family Services - Austin
4150 Southwest Drive, Suite 216
Abilene, TX 79606
Phone: 325-692-40481
Website: www.pathway.org
Email: info@pathway.org
Area Served: Abilene & Surrounding Area
Requirements:
An environment where a child can thrive. Call or visit our website for details.
Services:
Pathways is a private, non-profit agency that recruits, trains, and supports families to be foster and adoptive homes for abused and neglected children and youth. Our families are the most important members of our Professional Treatment Team that includes Adoption Specialists, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and other support staff. We provide families with reimbursement according to the therapeutic needs of the foster child, training, 24-hour crisis response, in-home therapeutic services, and an opportunity to build hope in the lives of those who need it most. Pathways welcomes applications from any individual or family system that believes they can make a difference.
(2) Therapeutic Family Life
3612 Arrowhead Drive
Brownwood, TX 76801
Contact: Leah Fernandez
Phone:800-394-4939
Website: www.tflife.org
Email: leah.fernandez@tflife.org
Area Served: Region 2
Requirements: 
Christian Faith, Single or married, 21 or older, emotionally and financially stable, must complete all training requirements
Services: Christian-based, private non-profit foster care agency, places abused, neglected and hurting children in therapeutic foster homes, which ensure that the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the foster children are being served. We accept dependent, abused, neglected, adjudicated, delinquent, maladjusted and hurting children ages from birth through eighteen in our Therapeutic Foster Care Homes, and Foster Group Homes. We offer kinship placements, foster to adopt, and straight adoption services to meet all the needs of our families and children.
Located in Region 3 (Arlington)
(3) ACH Child and Family Services
3712 Wichita Street, Fort Worth,
TX 76119
Contact: Stella Maggs, LMSW, LCPAA
Phone: 817.886.7140
Website: achservices.org
Email: fosteradopt@ACHservices.org

Area Served: Cooke, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise counties
Requirements:  At least 21 years old, married couples must be married at least one year;  pass background checks;  current drivers license, current auto insurance, attend pre-services classes  and complete home study.
Services: ACH Child and Family Services has been serving the needs of the Dallas/Fort Worth community for nearly 100 years. Chartered in 1915 as the Church Women’s Cooperative Home, we began by providing care for destitute women and children in the city of Fort Worth. After nearly ten decades of existence and continued expansion of our programs and services, ACH Child and Family Services remains dedicated to helping children, youth and families in our community overcome life’s challenges. We offer a variety of innovative programs and services aimed at protecting children and preserving families.

(3) Angelheart
610 South Industrial Blvd, Suite 220
Euless, Tx 76040
Contact: Teresa Holmes
Phone: 817.283.2560
Website:
www.ahkids.org
Email: tholmes@ahkids.org
Area Served: Dallas County, Denton County, Collin County, Kaufman County, Rockwall County, Ellis County, and Grayson County, Tarrant County, Parker County, and Johnson County
Requirement: Call for requirements
Services: The mission of Angelheart is to have a positive impact in the heart of every child we serve. We stand by our motto, “Believe, Hope, Guide, Protect” as a solid foundation to help at risk children. We feel that it is important to offer our families strong clinical support and accessibility to agency staff on a 24-hour on-call basis. To our foster families we offer agency paid respite, emergency assistance, initial clothing allowances, mileage reimbursement, assistance with children’s extracurricular activities, and a true open door policy. We would love to have the opportunity to work with you and your family.
(3) Antelope Valley Child, Youth & Family Services
Grand Prairie, Texas 75303
Contact: Brenda Barnes-Tucker
Phone: 972-227-3500
Website:
www.avcyfs.org
Email:  btucker@avcyfs.org

Area served: Texas
Requirements: Foster to Adoptive parents have to be at least 25 years of age, married (must be married one year) or single, must be able to pass a criminal and FBI clearance, must have some experience working with children, either professionally or personally, and must have a spiritual background.
Services: Antelope Valley Child, Youth & Family Services endeavors to assist the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services in the effort to achieve the goals of permanency planning for children between the ages of 0-17 years who are in the care of Texas Department of Family Protective Services and those children in the care of their biological families, as well. Antelope Valley Child, Youth & Family Services works with both foster and adoptive families to find permanency for children in the care of the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services.

(3)Azleway Children's Services
1201 W. N. Carrier Parkway, Suite 101
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Contact person:
  Julie Singleton
Phone number: 903-566-8444 X273
Website: azleway.org
Email address: julie.singleton@azleway.org
Area Served: Tyler, Nacogdoches, Fort Worth/Dallas, Houston and Corsicana
Requirements:
Please call for requirements
Services:
Azleway Children's Services provides safe, nurturing homes for children who have been abused and/or neglected.  We offer foster care, foster to adopt and straight adoption services to meet all the needs of our families and children. Azleway offers support to all our families through case management, therapy as well as guidance through the adoption process."

(3) Azleway Children's Services
800 N. Main St.
Corsicana, TX 75110
Contact: Julie Singleton
Phone: 903-566-8444 X273
Website: azleway.org
Email:
julie.singleton@azleway.org

Area Served: Tyler, Nacogdoches, Fort Worth/Dallas, Houston and Corsicana
Requirements:
Please call for requirements
Services:
Azleway Children's Services provides safe, nurturing homes for children who have been abused and/or neglected.  We offer foster care, foster to adopt and straight adoption services to meet all the needs of our families and children. Azleway offers support to all our families through case management, therapy as well as guidance through the adoption process."

(3) Buckner Children and Family Services
5200 Buckner Blvd.
Dallas Tx 75227
Contact:
Phone:(214) 321-4530
Website: www.beafamily.org
Email: Jchupa@buckner.org

Area Served: State of Texas
Requirements:Contact our office for requirements or visit our website at www.beafamily.org
Services: Foster care and adoption services for children ages birth to 18 years of age placed through CPS, home studies, specialized adoption preparation (in addition to PRIDE), post-placement supervision, support groups

(3)Children and Family Institute, Inc.
5787 S. Hampton
Dallas, TX 75232-6333
Contact: RoseVVV N. Jones, Executive Director & Founder
Phone:(214) 337-9979
Email:
cfi@cfiadopt.org

Area Served: State of Texas
Requirements: Single or married, age 21 or older, emotionally and financially stable
Services: We specialize in placement of children of color, infant to age 17, parent preparation, home study, post placement supervision, and foster care and birth parent counseling

(3)Covenant Kids, Inc
PO Box 173038
Arlington,Tx., 76003-3038
Locations:
Dallas – 5787 South Hampton Road, Suite 290, Dallas, TX 75237
Arlington – 320 Westway Place, Suite 530, Arlington, TX 76018
Plano – 710 E. Park Blvd, Suite 100,
Plano, TX 75074
Contact: Travis Jones, Development Director
Phone: (817) 516-9100
Website: www.covenantkids.org
Email:
tjones@covenantkids.org

Area Served: Region 3 and Families outside of Region 3 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Requirements: Covenant Kids seeks Christian families who are responsible, mature, committed adults, single or married, at least 21 years of age, and emotionally, physically and financially stable. We partner with families that want to minister to children in their own homes. Please contact us for more information. 
Services: 
Covenant Kids is a Christian foster care and adoption agency.  We focus on providing quality pre-service training, case management to help expedite the home study and licensing process, and one-on-one support for families and children through regular contact from our experienced staff.  Covenant Kids partners with Kinship Caregivers seeking verification as foster and adoptive families.  We complete Kinship Assessments for families across the state through our contract with TDFPS.  Covenant Kids provides pre and post-placement adoption services, including home studies, post placement supervision, and Post-Placement Adoption Reports. Our staff psychologist can conduct evaluations for adoptive families outside of our agency

(3) Homebound Child-Placing Agency
P.O. Box 1311
Wylie, Texas 75098
Contact: Torshia Watson
Phone: 214-550-8810
Email: Intake@HomeboundCPA.com
Website: homeboundcpa.com

Area Served: Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin, Rockwall, Johnson, Ellis, Parker and Wise counties
Requirements:Parents of any gender, religious belief, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and culture. We value the diversity that is created by being open and strive to have families that reflect the diverse backgrounds of children in our care. Our families can consist of single parents, couples, spouses, or partners.
Services: With over 20 years of experience in child care, we are well qualified to meet the needs of our foster and adoptive families. Homebound Child-Placing Agency is here to support not only the child, but also the adoptive or foster family. Homebound has a commitment to providing a safe and loving environment for at-risk children.  Our team of professional counselors and social workers build personal relationships and offer emotional support to every family.  We are dedicated to the philosophy that every child deserves a choice, nurturing home and they all are adoptable! 

(3) Hope Cottage, Inc.
4209 Mckinney Ave,
Dallas,Tx., 75205-4525
Contact: Brooks Quinlan, Director of Program Services
Phone: (214) 526-8721 x211
Toll Free:(800) 944-4460
Website: www.hopecottage.org
Email: adoption@hopecottage.org

Area Served: Dallas/Fort Worth and 50 mile radius for Foster-to-Adopt program; State of Texas for Infant Adoption and Pregnancy program.
Requirements: Parents dedicated to making a permanent loving home for a child. We strive to work with families that reflect the diverse backgrounds of children in our care. Families can consist of single parents, couples, spouses (married at least 2 years), or committed partners. Applicants must be at least 23 years of age, show a history of financial, emotional, and relationship stability with a desire to actively participate in the adoption process.
Services: Infant adoption; foster-to-adoption services for children with basic needs, ages birth to 12 years of age placed through CPS; options counseling for pregnant women who are considering adoption; post adoption services including archival research.

(3) Jonathan’s Place
P. O. Box 140085
Dallas, TX 75214
Contact: Ms. Ricki Casterline, Director of Programs
Phone:
972-303-5303, Ext. 239
Website: www.jpkids.org
Email:
rcasterline@kidnet.org

Area Served: Region 3 - Dallas & Surrounding Counties
Requirement: Contact Agency for more information and Monthly Orientation Schedule for interested parties.
Services: Recruit, train and certify foster/adopt family homes.

(3) Lutheran Social Services
5608 Malvey Ave. Ste. 100
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Contact: Rhadiah Mosley
Phone:
817-731-3737
Website: www.lsss.org
Email:
Rhadiah.mosley@lsss.org

Area Served: Texas
Requirements: Flexible, healthy, age appropriate for the age range wanting to adopt
Services: Our ministries include foster care, adoption, residential treatment centers, charter schools, services to the poor, senior services, and disaster response. The LSS/Foster in Texas program provides care for children of all ages. We provide care for children designated Child Care Services or Treatment Services that include Emotional Disorders, Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Primary Medical Needs. Our adoption programs include domestic, international, as well as foster to adopt. LSS/Foster in Texas provides tremendous support to our families, which include extensive trainings, 24-hour support, and a supportive respite program.
(3) Lutheran Social Services of the South
3200 Broadway Blvd, Suite 370
Garland, TX 75043
Contact: Susan Beauchamp
Phone:
214-703-5800 or 877-747-8110
Website: www.lsss.org or www.fosterintexas.org
Email:
susan.beauchamp@lsss.org
Area Served: Texas
Requirements: Flexible, healthy, age appropriate for the age range wanting to adopt
Services: Our ministries include foster care, adoption, residential treatment centers, charter schools, services to the poor, senior services, and disaster response. The LSS/Foster in Texas program provides care for children of all ages. We provide care for children designated Child Care Services or Treatment Services that include Emotional Disorders, Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Primary Medical Needs. Our adoption programs include domestic, international, as well as foster to adopt or straight adoption through DFPS. LSS/Foster in Texas provides tremendous support to families, which includes extensive trainings, 24-hour support, and a supportive respite program.
(3) Lutheran Social Services of the South
1900 Firman Drive, Suite 100
Richardson, TX 75081
Contact: Brandi Bowerman
Phone:
972-620-0581 or 877-747-8110
Website: www.lsss.org or www.fosterintexas.org
Email:
brandi.bowerman@lsss.org
Area Served: Texas
Requirements: Flexible, healthy, age appropriate for the age range wanting to adopt
Services: Our ministries include foster care, adoption, residential treatment centers, charter schools, services to the poor, senior services, and disaster response. The LSS/Foster in Texas program provides care for children of all ages. We provide care for children designated Child Care Services or Treatment Services that include Emotional Disorders, Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Primary Medical Needs. Our adoption programs include domestic, international, as well as foster to adopt or straight adoption through DFPS. LSS/Foster in Texas provides tremendous support to families, which includes extensive trainings, 24-hour support, and a supportive respite program.
(3) Pathways Youth & Family Services - Hurst
1864 N. Norwood Drive, Suite D
Hurst, TX  76054
Phone: 817-391-0771
Website: www.pathway.org
Email: info@pathway.org
Area Served: Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Requirements:
An environment where a child can thrive. Call or visit our website for details.
Services:
Pathways is a private, non-profit agency that recruits, trains, and supports families to be foster and adoptive homes for abused and neglected children and youth. Our families are the most important members of our Professional Treatment Team that includes Adoption Specialists, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and other support staff. We provide families with reimbursement according to the therapeutic needs of the foster child, training, 24-hour crisis response, in-home therapeutic services, and an opportunity to build hope in the lives of those who need it most. Pathways welcomes applications from any individual or family system that believes they can make a difference.

(3) Presbyterian Children's Homes & Services
1234 Abrams Road
Dallas, TX  75214
Contact: Ashley Scoggins
Phone: 972-923-3393
Website: www.texas.pchas.org

Area Served: Dallas/Fort Worth and surrounding areas
Requirements:
Foster/adoptive parents can be single or married. Married applicants must be legally married for a minimum of two years. Must be at least 21 years of age; Must have a high school diploma, G.E.D. or pass an alternate equivalency skills test; Must be committed to working with a team to serve the best interest of children; Must understand that foster care is a temporary living situation for children who have experienced abuse and neglect; Must be active in a local Christian church and have a passion to open your home to children in Texas foster care.
Services:
Foster Care/Foster to Adopt
(3) Presbyterian Children's Homes & Services
300 Brookside Road
Waxahachie, TX 75167
Contact: Ashley Scoggins
Phone: 972-923-3393
Website: www.texas.pchas.org
Area Served: Dallas/Fort Worth and surrounding areas
Requirements:
Foster/adoptive parents can be single or married. Married applicants must be legally married for a minimum of two years. Must be at least 21 years of age; Must have a high school diploma, G.E.D. or pass an alternate equivalency skills test; Must be committed to working with a team to serve the best interest of children; Must understand that foster care is a temporary living situation for children who have experienced abuse and neglect; Must be active in a local Christian church and have a passion to open your home to children in Texas foster care.
Services:
Foster Care/Foster to Adopt

(3) Safe Havens Of Kornerstone
PO Box 13597
Arlington,Tx.,76094-0597
Contact: Mollie Carnahan
Phone:
(817) 276-9009
Email:
adoption@safehavens.org

Area Served: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Requirements:
Services: Foster Care and Adoption Services for families and TDFPS children

(3) Texas Baptist Home for Children
629 Farley Street
Waxahachie, Texas 75168
Contact: Family Recruiter & Developer
Phone: 972-937-1321
Email: rwolf@tbhc.org

Area Served: State of Texas
Requirements: Christian, 21 years old or older, married or single, if married must be married 1 year.
Services: Foster Care, Straight Adoption of waiting foster children, Private Infant Adoption, Independent Living Program, and various therapeutic and support services to our children and families. We place children ages birth to 22 years old, Basic, Moderate, and Specialized levels of care. TBH is founded by the Baptist Missionary Association and is affiliated with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.

(3) Texas Mentor
10935 Estate Ln., Suite 253
Dallas, TX 75238
Contact: Jennifer Frazier
Phone: 214-343-4800
Website: http://www.tx-mentor.com/welcome.aspx
Email:jennifer.frazier@thementornetwork.com

Area Served:Dallas County, Denton County, Collin County, Kaufman County, Rockwall County, Ellis County, and Grayson County
Requirements: Mentors must be 21 years of age or older. They must have US citizenship or a visa. We encourage interested parties to call Texas MENTOR to learn more about becoming a foster/adoptive parent with Texas MENTOR.
Services:Texas MENTOR strives to give children opportunities to receive substitute care in their own community.  We are seeking therapeutic foster or adoptive homes for children ages 0-17.  We pride ourselves on diversity, welcoming individuals from various religions, cultures, and lifestyles.  We will provide you with training, support 24- 7, respite services, competitive reimbursement, a case manager, treated and respected as a member of our professional team, annual get-togethers, and advocacy. Our Austin office serves families in Austin and surrounding areas; let us add your home to our growing list!  You’re not just another foster home at Texas MENTOR, you’re family!

(3) Texas Mentor
2225 E. Randol Mill Rd., Suite 310
Arlington, TX 76011
Contact: Holly Merritt
Phone: 817-460-1332
Website: http://www.tx-mentor.com/welcome.aspx
Email: holly.merritt@thementornetwork.com

Area Served: Tarrant County, Dallas County, Parker County, and Johnson County
Requirements:Mentors must be 21 years of age or older. They must have US citizenship or a visa. We encourage interested parties to call Texas MENTOR to learn more about becoming a foster/adoptive parent with Texas MENTOR.
Services:Texas MENTOR strives to give children opportunities to receive substitute care in their own community.  We are seeking therapeutic foster or adoptive homes for children ages 0-17.  We pride ourselves on diversity, welcoming individuals from various religions, cultures, and lifestyles.  We will provide you with training, support 24- 7, respite services, competitive reimbursement, a case manager, treated and respected as a member of our professional team, annual get-togethers, and advocacy. Our Austin office serves families in Austin and surrounding areas; let us add your home to our growing list!  You’re not just another foster home at Texas MENTOR, you’re family!

(3) The Gladney Center
6300 John Ryan Dr.
Fort Worth, Tx. 76132-4122
Contact: Adoption Intake
Phone: (817) 922-6000
Website: http://www.gladney.org
Email: adoption@gladney.org

Area Served: State of Texas and 8 other states.
Requirements: Contingent on the child applicant wants to adopt and the ability to love, care and meet needs of the child.
Services: Gladney offers a wide selection of adoption programs, including Domestic, International, ABC (African American and Bi-racial Children's program), Special Needs and TDFPS placement assistance. Services also include extensive Birth Parent and Post-Adoption Services.

(3) Therapeutic Family Life
2229 Avenue J Suite 105
Arlington, TX 76006
Contact: Pamela Royal
Phone: 817-265-2328
Website: www.tflife.org
Email: Pamela.royal@tflife.org

Area Served: Region 3 and Region 4
Requirements:
  Christian Faith, Single or married, 21 or older, emotionally and financially stable, must complete all training requirements.
Services
: Christian-based, private non-profit foster care agency, places abused, neglected and hurting children in therapeutic foster homes, which ensure that the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the foster children are being served. We accept dependent, abused, neglected, adjudicated, delinquent, maladjusted and hurting children ages from birth through eighteen in our Therapeutic Foster Care Homes, and Foster Group Homes. We offer kinship placements, foster to adopt, and straight adoption services to meet all the needs of our families and children.

Located in Region 4 (Tyler)

(4) Arrow Child and Family Services
4801 Troup Hwy. South, Suite 101
Tyler, TX 75703
Contact:  Sandy Stephens
Phone:  (903)581-5605

Area Served: Abilene, Angleton, Arlington, Austin, Corpus Christi, Corsicana, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Tyler, Victoria and Waco
Requirements: Call for requirements
Services: focus on treatment foster care for children who have been traumatized by abuse and/or neglect. Arrow Child and Family Ministries provides clinical case management to children who have been physically, psychologically, or sexually abused, or are medically fragile. Arrow welcomes prospective adoptive families. We provide support throughout the adoption process, as well as supporting current foster parents who make the decision to adopt the children placed in their homes.

(4) A World For Children
1412 W. Southwest Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Contact:  Leslie Deen
Phone:  (903)581-1553 Toll Free 886-332-2271

Area Served: State of Texas
Requirements: Call for requirements
Services: is a Christian, non-profit child placing agency who believes that every child is uniquely special and deserves to live in a loving and supportive home, free from harm and fear. We have foster and foster to adopt programs the serve all need of the families and children. We serve therapeutic, habilitative and medically fragile children, ages birth to 18. We offer professional and experienced support system to our foster families that include assistance from case managers, staff therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists and administrators all of whom are dedicated to serving foster children and their foster families. We believe in "Changing the world...one child at a time."

(4)Azleway Children's Services
15892 CR 26
Tyler, TX 75703
Contact person:  Julie Singleton
Phone number: 903-566-8444 X273
Website: azleway.org
Email address: julie.singleton@azleway.org

Area Served: Tyler, Nacogdoches, Fort Worth/Dallas, Houston and Corsicana
Requirements:
Please call for requirements
Services:
Azleway Children's Services provides safe, nurturing homes for children who have been abused and/or neglected.  We offer foster care, foster to adopt and straight adoption services to meet all the needs of our families and children. Azleway offers support to all our families through case management, therapy as well as guidance through the adoption process."
(4) Buckner Children & Family Services
110 East Cotton Street
Longview, TX 75601
Contact:  Callie Reneau, Adoption Specialist
Phone:  903-757-9383
Website:  www.buckner.org
Email: creneau@buckner.org
Area Served: Texas
Requirements:Contact our office for requirements or visit our website at www.beafamily.org
Services: Foster care and adoption services for children ages birth to 18 years of age placed through CPS, home studies, specialized adoption preparation (in addition to PRIDE), post-placement supervision, support groups.

(4) Christian Homes and Family Services
13359 State Highway 155 S.
Tyler, TX 75703
Contact: Leisa Jobe, Director of Services
Phone:
903-509-0558
Website:
www.christianhomes.com
Email: attention@christianhomes.com

Area Served: 75 mile radius of Tyler, Texas
Requirements: 21 years of age, married for at least 2 years, Christian faith and active in the same church where one is a member, one parent must be US citizen.
Services:Christian Homes provides safe, nurturing homes for children in CPS care.  Children are basic level and the primary focus is on those children who are available for adoption or will likely become available for adoption.
(4) Grace Manor
325 Tenaha Street
Center, Texas 75935
Phone: 1-800-543-7122

Area Served: Tyler, Abilene
Requirements:
Services: Certify foster, foster to adopt, and adoptive families. We place children ages 0-18 who are in need of basic child care services and children with special needs including medically fragile children, children with treatment issues and children with autism. We maintain weekly contact with parents through phone calls and home visits. We also manage community resources to fit the needs and goals of the children and help coordinate all services needed.

(4) Lutheran Social Services
1800 Shiloh Road Suite 301
Tyler, TX 75703
Contact: Shelly Reese
Phone:  903-939-3400
Area Served: State of Texas
Requirements: Flexible, healthy, age appropriate for the age range wanting to adopt
Services: Our foster care and adoption program provide homes for children of all ages and special needs.
(4) Texas Baptist Home for Children
108 South Pinkerton
Athens, Texas 75751
Contact: rwolf@tbhc.org
Phone: 903-670-3276
Area Served: State of Texas
Requirements: Christian, 21 years old or older, married or single, if married must be married 1 year.
Services: Foster Care, Straight Adoption of waiting foster children, Private Infant Adoption, Independent Living Program, and various therapeutic and support services to our children and families. We place children ages birth to 22 years old, Basic, Moderate, and Specialized levels of care. TBH is founded by the Baptist Missionary Association and is affiliated with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.

(4) Texas Mentor
521 Main St. #105
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Contact: Nikki Taylor
Phone: 903-885-3078
Website: http://www.tx-mentor.com
Email:nikki.taylor@thementornetwork.com

Area Served: Hopkins County, Hunt County, Van Zandt County, Wood County, Lamar County, Delton County, and Rains County
Requirements:Mentors must be 21 years of age or older. They must have US citizenship or a visa. We encourage interested parties to call Texas MENTOR to learn more about becoming a foster/adoptive parent with Texas MENTOR.
Services:Texas MENTOR strives to give children opportunities to receive substitute care in their own community.  We are seeking therapeutic foster or adoptive homes for children ages 0-17.  We pride ourselves on diversity, welcoming individuals from various religions, cultures, and lifestyles.  We will provide you with training, support 24- 7, respite services, competitive reimbursement, a case manager, treated and respected as a member of our professional team, annual get-togethers, and advocacy. Our Austin office serves families in Austin and surrounding areas; let us add your home to our growing list!  You’re not just another foster home at Texas MENTOR, you’re family!

(4) The Bair Foundation
5935 Old Bullard Road
Tyler, Texas 75703
Contact:
Dan Rebalchenko
Phone: 903-939-2247

Area Served:
Requirements:
Services:Christian foster care ministry dedicated to the mission of providing safe, loving and nurturing homes to children and teens who find themselves in foster care. We assist and support prospective adoptive families throughout the adoption process, as well as supporting current foster parents who make the decision to adopt the children placed in their homes.

Located in Region 5 (Beaumont)
(5)Azleway Children's Services
1100 South Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Contact: Julie Singleton
Phone: 903-566-8444 X273
Website: azleway.org
Email:
julie.singleton@azleway.org

Area Served: Tyler, Nacogdoches, Fort Worth/Dallas, Houston and Corsicana
Requirement: Please call for requirements
Services:  Azleway Children's Services provides safe, nurturing homes for children who have been abused and/or neglected.  We offer foster care, foster to adopt and straight adoption services to meet all the needs of our families and children. Azleway offers support to all our families through case management, therapy as well as guidance through the adoption process."

(5) Buckner Children and Family Services
9055 Manion Drive
Beaumont, TX 77706-3856
Contact:
Phone: 409-866-0976
Website: www.beafamily.org
Email: smacon@buckner.org
Area Served: State of Texas
Requirements:Contact our office for requirements or visit our website at www.beafamily.org
Services: Foster care and adoption services for children ages birth to 18 years of age placed through CPS, home studies, specialized adoption preparation (in addition to PRIDE), post-placement supervision, support groups

(5)Buckner Children and Family Services
3402 Daniel McCall, Ste. 21
Lufkin, TX 75904
Contact: 
Phone:  936-637-3300
Website: www.beafamily.org
Email: jmorgan@buckner.org

Area Served: State of Texas
Requirements:Contact our office for requirements or visit our website at www.beafamily.org
Services: Foster care and adoption services for children ages birth to 18 years of age placed through CPS, home studies, specialized adoption preparation (in addition to PRIDE), post-placement supervision, support groups
(5) Therapeutic Family Life
1455 S Hwy 69, Nederland
TX 77627
Contact: Carlie Smith
Phone: 409-722-300
Website: www.tflife.org
Email:carlie.smith@tflife.org

Area Served: Region 5
Requirements:
  Christian Faith, Single or married, 21 or older, emotionally and financially stable, must complete all training requirements
Services
: Christian-based, private non-profit foster care agency, places abused, neglected and hurting children in therapeutic foster homes, which ensure that the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the foster children are being served. We accept dependent, abused, neglected, adjudicated, delinquent, maladjusted and hurting children ages from birth through eighteen in our Therapeutic Foster Care Homes, and Foster Group Homes. We offer kinship placements, foster to adopt, and straight adoption services to meet all the needs of our families and children.

Located in Region 6 (Houston)

(6)Azleway Children's Services
19333 Hwy 59 North
Humble, TX 77338
Contact: Julie Singleton
Phone: 903-566-8444 X273
Website: azleway.org
Email:
julie.singleton@azleway.org

Area Served: Tyler, Nacogdoches, Fort Worth/Dallas, Houston and Corsicana
Requirements:
Please call for requirements
Services:
Azleway Children's Services provides safe, nurturing homes for children who have been abused and/or neglected.  We offer foster care, foster to adopt and straight adoption services to meet all the needs of our families and children. Azleway offers support to all our families through case management, therapy as well as guidance through the adoption process."
(6) Caring Adoptions
11601 Katy Fwy STE 109
Houston, TX, 77079-1802
Contact: Patricia Bridges, Director
Phone: (866) 603-7162
Website: www.caringadoptions.org
Email: info@caringadoptions.org
Area Served: Texas
Requirements: Call or email agency
Services: A full service non-profit child-placing agency.

(6) Catholic Charities
2900 Louisiana Street
Houston, Tx.77006
Contact: Colleen Kitowski
Phone:
(713) 526-4611
Website: www.catholiccharities.org
Email:
ckitowski@catholiccharities.org

Area Served: Harris, Montgomery, Ft. Bend and Brazoria Counties
Requirements:
21 yrs of age (minimum age) for foster parents single or married, 25-45 years of age for adoptive parents for infants, married at least 2 years. Visit website for additional requirements.
Services:
Adoption of infants and children of all ages, foster care, legal risk adoption, maternity/pregnancy services, post adoption services.

(6) Depelchin Children's Center
4950 Memorial Dr.
Houston,Tx. 77007-7440
Contact: Pat Sims
Phone:
(713) 802-7722
Email:
info@depelchin.org

Area Served: State of Texas
Requirements:
21 years of age, single or married
Services:
Complete preparation curriculum, home study, foster care, adoption, and post adoption services for TDFPS special needs children.

(6)Forever Families, Inc
9119 Hwy 6, Ste 230-262
Missouri City, Texas 77459
Contact: Dr. Sophia Davis-Fields, LCCA
Phone:
(713)661-2626
Website: http://www.forfam.org/

Area Served:
Requirements:
Services:
Adoption
(6) Have Haven Child Placing Agency
9900 Westpark Dr. Suite 240
Houston, TX 77063
Contact: Amanet Zekarias
Phone:   832-667-8851
Website: www.havehaven.org
Email: amanet@havehaven.org

Area served: Texas
Requirements:
Services: Foster Care and Adoption

(6) Homes Of Saint Mark
3000 Richmond Ave # 570
Houston,Tx77098-3102
Contact:
Celeste Ross CEO
Phone:
(713) 522-2800 - (800) 543-2229
Email:
leannekeith@homesofstmark.org

Area Served: State of Texas
Requirements: Same as Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
Services: Adoption (all ages), foster care, foster/adopt, maternity services and post adoption services

(6)Homes4Good
1915 N Frazier St # 101
Conroe,TX, 77301-1232
Contact: Cynthia Young
Phone: 936-756-3003
Website:
www.homes4good.org
Email:
cyoung@homes4good.org

Area Served: Texas
Requirements: 25 years of age; single or married
Services: Adoption and foster care

(6)Homes with Hope
PO Box 70146 
Houston, TX  77270
1035 East 11th St.
Houston, TX  77009
Contact: Ruby Douglas, Program Director
Phone: 713 864-1885
Website:
www.homewithhope.org
Email:
 ruby@homeswithhope.org

Area Served: Region 6
Requirements: Contact our office or view our website for details.
Services: Foster Care and Adoption of children from the DFPS system.     

(6) Houston Achievement Place
245 W 17th St.
Houston,Tx.77008-4001
Contact: Executive Director, Paul Gilford, MSW-ACP
Phone:
713-868-1943
Email:
kchance@H-A-P.ORG

Area Served:
Requirements:
Services:

(6) Monarch Family Services
4500 Montrose Boulevard, Suite E; Houston, Texas 77006
Contact: Dr. Valerie D. Jackson
Phone: 281 236-3989
Website:
www.monarchfamilyservices.com
Email:
monarchfamilyservices@gmail.com

Area Served: State of Texas
Requirements: MFS is an equal opportunity adoption agency. Single or Married; Be at least 23 years of age; financially stable; Complete an adoptive parent application; Information on background and lifestyle; Provide references; Show proof of marriage and/or divorce; Agree to a home study; Complete a criminal history background; and Attend adoptive parent training.
Services:  Monarch Family Services strives to compassionately and professionally deliver value-added services in an effort improve the lives of children and strengthen families. Because we recognize every child and family travel on different and unique paths in their journey toward wholeness and empowerment, our agency is family-focused and provides integrated comprehensive services across the family services continuum. Monarch Family Services offers adoption, foster/adoptive parent trainings, child placement agency staff trainings, psychological services, supervised visitations, and case management services. 
(6) Pathways Youth & Family Services - Houston
2136 Yale Street, Suite C
Houston, Texas 77008
Phone: 832-726-0888
Website: www.pathway.org
Email: info@pathway.org
Area Served: Houston & Surrounding Area
Requirements:
An environment where a child can thrive. Call or visit our website for details.
Services:
Pathways is a private, non-profit agency that recruits, trains, and supports families to be foster and adoptive homes for abused and neglected children and youth. Our families are the most important members of our Professional Treatment Team that includes Adoption Specialists, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and other support staff. We provide families with reimbursement according to the therapeutic needs of the foster child, training, 24-hour crisis response, in-home therapeutic services, and an opportunity to build hope in the lives of those who need it most. Pathways welcomes applications from any individual or family system that believes they can make a difference.

(6)  Rainbow of Love Adoption Aency, Inc.
10103 Fondren Road, Suite 435,
Houston, Texas 77096
Contact: Debbie Richards
Phone: 713-779-8877
Web: www.rainbowoflove.org
Email: info@rainbowoflove.org

Area served: Texas
Requirements: Foster/adoptive parents:  married or single, between the ages of 25 and 55, financially self sustaining, clear criminal background, no child abuse history, no family violence history, good health, good mental history, good character and live in a permanent residence. Applicants must also attend the agency's orientation and pre-service training.
Services: 
Full service Child Placing Agency providing Adoptions, Parenting Education, Training, Counseling, Support Services and Referrals.

(6) Spaulding For Children Houston
8552 Katy Fwy
Houston, Tx. 77024-1817
Contact:
Angela Harden
Phone: 713.681.6991  
Website:
www.spauldingforchildren.org
Email:
aharden@spauldingforchildren.org

Area Served: Texas
Requirements: Must be 22 years old, single, or married.  If married must be married 2 years minimum
Services: A no fee adoption agency specializing in the adoption of older children and sibling groups who have experienced abuse, neglect or abandonment.  The agency provides education, support and training to the prospective adoptive parents, a home study, placement and supervision of the adoption for 6 months after placement.   Monthly support groups for the adoptive families are available for as long as the family would like to utilize this support.   Post adoption services for those who have finalized.

(6) Texas Mentor
6161 Savoy Drive, Suite 1020
Houston, TX 77036
Contact: Program Recruiters
Phone: 713-432-0827
Website: www.tx-mentor.com/welcome.aspx
Email:
Area Served: Houston and surrounding areas
Requirements:
Mentors must be 21 years of age or older. They must have US citizenship or a visa. We encourage interested parties to call Texas MENTOR to learn more about becoming a foster/adoptive parent with Texas MENTOR.
Services:Texas MENTOR strives to give children opportunities to receive substitute care in their own community.  We are seeking therapeutic foster or adoptive homes for children ages 0-17.  We pride ourselves on diversity, welcoming individuals from various religions, cultures, and lifestyles.  We will provide you with training, support 24- 7, respite services, competitive reimbursement, a case manager, treated and respected as a member of our professional team, annual get-togethers, and advocacy. Our Austin office serves families in Austin and surrounding areas; let us add your home to our growing list!  You’re not just another foster home at Texas MENTOR, you’re family!

(6)The Arrow Project
2929 FM 2920
Spring, Texas 77388
Contact: Wanda Elliott
Phone: (866) 556-5750 or
(281) 847-1122
FAX: (281) 847-1177
Email:
info@arrow.org

Area Served: State of Texas (11 offices)
Requirements:
Services: Christian foster/adoption, complete Biblically based training, pre and post adoption services, 24/7 fostering support, ages 0-18, TDFPS children.
(6) Therapeutic Family Life
100 IH-445 N Freeway, Suite 220 Conroe, TX 77301
Contact: Holly Jones
Phone: 936-756-1800
Website: www.tflife.org
Email: holly.jones@tflife.org

Area Served: Region 6
Requirements:
  Christian Faith, Single or married, 21 or older, emotionally and financially stable, must complete all training requirements
Services
: Christian-based, private non-profit foster care agency, places abused, neglected and hurting children in therapeutic foster homes, which ensure that the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the foster children are being served. We accept dependent, abused, neglected, adjudicated, delinquent, maladjusted and hurting children ages from birth through eighteen in our Therapeutic Foster Care Homes, and Foster Group Homes. We offer kinship placements, foster to adopt, and straight adoption services to meet all the needs of our families and children.

(6) Therapeutic Family Life
5301 Hollister, Ste 300
Houston, TX 77040
Contact: Saretta Gates
Phone: 713-861-1500
Website: www.tflife.org
Email: Saretta.gates@tflife.org

Area Served: Region 6
Requirements:
  Christian Faith, Single or married, 21 or older, emotionally and financially stable, must complete all training requirements
Services
: Christian-based, private non-profit foster care agency, places abused, neglected and hurting children in therapeutic foster homes, which ensure that the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the foster children are being served. We accept dependent, abused, neglected, adjudicated, delinquent, maladjusted and hurting children ages from birth through eighteen in our Therapeutic Foster Care Homes, and Foster Group Homes. We offer kinship placements, foster to adopt, and straight adoption services to meet all the needs of our families and children.

Located in Region 7 (Austin)

(7)A World For Children
1516 E. Palm Valley Blvd. Bldg C
Round Rock, TX 78664
Contact:
Phone:
512-218-4400 or 1-888-579-3880
Website: www.awfc.org
Email:
heierm@awfc.org

Area Served: Austin
Requirements:
Services: A World For Children (AWFC) is a nonprofit, Christian based, foster care and foster-to-adopt agency, devoted to serving abused and neglected children throughout the State of Texas since 1997.  We work in conjunction with Child Protective Services and Juvenile Probation to provide services to children from infancy to age 17 who are in need of a safe and loving environment. Our foster homes provide basic, therapeutic, habilitative, and primary medical needs care.  Services for children include case planning, individual therapy, life skills training, and coordination of assessment services, such as psychological evaluations, dental exams, medical exams, etc.  We offer on-call assistance 24/7, monthly training, initial clothing allowance for new placements, mileage reimbursement, respite funds, an annual foster family picnic and foster children’s Christmas parties in each region.  We proudly serve families and children in every region and city in Texas. 

(7)Angelheart
555 Round Rock West Drive, Suite 140-D
Round Rock, TX 78681
Contact: Kim Nicholas
Phone:
512-310-9857
Fax: 512-310-9531
Website: www.ahkids.org
Email: knicholas@ahkids.org

Area Served: Central Texas
Requirements: Call for requirements
Services:The mission of Angelheart is to have a positive impact in the heart of every child we serve. We stand by our motto, “Believe, Hope, Guide, and Protect” as a solid foundation to help at risk children. We feel that it is important to offer our families strong clinical support and accessibility to agency staff on a 24-hour on-call basis. To our foster families we offer agency paid respite, emergency assistance, initial clothing allowances, mileage reimbursement, assistance with children’s extracurricular activities, and a true open door policy. We would love to have the opportunity to work with you and your family.

(7)Arrow Child and Family Ministries
110 South Lampasas Street, Suite 4
Round Rock, TX 78664
Contact:
Phone:
512-388-2400
Website: www.arrow.org
Email:
Amanda.Andes@arrow.org

Area Served: Austin
Requirements:
Services: As an Arrow foster/adoptive family you’ll receive training from our own biblically based curriculum, you’ll have access to support 24/7.  Join us for one of our informational meetings held the first Tuesday of each month. This is a great time to get to know us and have all your questions answered about foster care/adoption.  We’re a private, non-profit, Christian foster/adopt agency with eleven offices statewide.  We work with children from infancy to 17 years of age.  Even though we're one of the largest agencies in Texas, we try to maintain a personal, family atmosphere.  Visit us at www.arrow.org and request a free information packet.

(7)The Bair Foundation
8840 Business Park Drive
Austin, TX 78759
Contact:
Phone:
512-346-3555
Website: www.bair.org
Email:
lwood@bair.org

Area Served: Austin
Requirements:
Services: The Bair Foundation is a non-profit Christian Foster care agency. Dedicated to placing children between the ages of 0 to 18 years of age with therapeutic needs. We recognize that each child is a special gift from God, therefore our mission is to place children and teens in homes of loving, Christian foster parents.
The Bair Foundation Therapeutic Foster Parents are technically trained families who provide specialized care to children with exceptional needs. Our foster parents are required to have on-going training in areas that will prepare them to effectively minister, and care for the children in their homes. Provided resources  for our foster parents include 24-hour support from an on-call professional, mentoring programs, case management services, and respite, just to name a few. At the Bair Foundation we believe that every person with us is valued.
(7)Camelot Community Care, Inc
1524 S. IH-35, Ste. 218
Austin, TX 78704
Contact:
Phone:
512-444-0900
Website: www.camelotcommunitycare.org
Email:
hshahan@camelotcommunitycare.org
Area Served: Austin
Requirements:
Services: Camelot Community Care, Inc, is a non-profit child placing agency that provides basic and therapeutic foster care and adoption services to children ages 0-17.   We strive to recruit and train quality foster and adoptive families, with a focus on diversity. While our primary goal is to place abused and neglected children into safe and nurturing homes, we believe the best way to accomplish this is through offering our foster and adoptive parents exceptional support and guidance. Camelot's office is located in Austin and we provide services to families and children throughout Central Texas.

(7)Caring Family Network, a Depelchin Children’s Center Affiliate
1812 Centre Creek Drive Suite 200
Austin TX 78754
Contact person:  Brittany Sartor
Phone number: 512-719-3222
Website: www.cfntexas.org
Email address:  bsartor@depelchin.org


Area Served: Region 7
Requirements:
  Single or married, 21 or older, emotionally and financially stable, must complete all training requirements. 
Services:  Caring Family Network is a diverse, exclusive and inclusive community of compassionate people who care for traumatized, abused and neglected children.  By practicing acceptance, compassion and unconditional love, we have grown into one of the most vibrant and exciting foster care and adoption agencies in Texas.  We believe love comes in many forms.  Come join us on our never-ending journey to transform, heal, connect and empower children to become all they can be through the power and grace of human relationships.

(7)Circles of Care
805 North Main Street Suite C
P.O. Box 558
Salado, TX 76571
Contact: Kirsten Wigley
Toll Free:
(866) 501-1414
Phone:(254) 947-0030
Fax: (254) 947-0772-fax
Website:
Email:
kwigley@circlesofcareinc.org

Area Served: Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Salado, Belton, Temple, Waco, Killeen, Copperas Cove, Lampasas, and surrounding areas
Requirements: Be a responsible, mature adult capable of meeting the needs of children in care with possible medical, emotional or behavioral problems.  Be at least 21 years of age if married and 25 years of age if single.  If married, you must be for at least one year.
Services: Circles of Cares’ mission is to enhance children, youth, and families ability for effective living and growth through comprehensive social and mental health services. Circles of Cares foster care program serves children and youth who have experienced physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Circles of Care is a private foster care and adoption agency.  While in placement and under the care of Circles of Care, the children and youth receive monitoring case management services, counseling and any required psychiatric or medical care. Our families are just as important! We offer on-call assistance 24/7, training funds, initial clothing allowances, respite funds, and various family fun events. We provide loving and supportive services to children from birth to seventeen years of age.  We service children with Basic, Therapeutic, Habilitative, and Primary Medical Needs.  Our goal is to find families that want to “Make a Difference that Lasts a Lifetime….”

(7)Family Link Adoption and Foster Care Services
9433 Bee Cave rd. Ste I-250
Austin TX  78733
Contact:
Phone:
512-459-3353
Website: www.familylinkkids.com
Email:
info@familylinkkids.com

Area Served: Austin and San Antonio
Requirements:
Services: Family Link is a non-profit, licensed Christian  foster care, child foster, free adoption and adoption agency in Austin, Texas that finds healing homes for children by encouraging families for foster children care and family adoption to open their hearts and homes.
(7)Helping Hand Home Foster Care and Adoption Program
3804 Avenue B
Austin, TX 78751
Contact:
Phone:
512-459-3353
Website: www.helpinghandhome.org
Email:
KDuck@helpinghandhome.org
Area Served: Austin
Requirements:
Services:Our Foster Care and Adoption Program provides basic and therapeutic foster care for boys and girls ages birth to 17 throughout Austin and the surrounding areas. We have a small team committed to providing children a home where they can heal and grow while also ensuring our foster and adoptive parents are supported and valued.  We provide 24 hour on-call support by trained staff that every parent knows and trusts and quality training, individualized for our parents’ schedules and needs.  We also provide qualified childcare for biological, adopted, and foster children during training events.  We value our parents and honor them with two days of paid respite per foster child monthly.  Our parents are equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet all basic or therapeutic needs. For parents interested in providing care for therapeutic children, we place emphasis on transitioning children from our residential treatment center to our foster and adoptive homes.  This transition allows the parents and children to establish relationships while also providing opportunities for the children to maintain connections with the direct care staff that initially helped them heal and transition to a home setting.  Children in our agency are provided continuous guidance from contracted therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists. 
(7) FIT/ Lutheran Social Services of the South
8305 Cross Park Drive
Austin, TX 78754
Contact: Sharon Tucek
Phone:
(877) 747-8110
Website: www.lsss.org and www.fosterintexas.org
Email: sharon.tucek@lsss.org

Area Served: Texas
Requirements: Flexible, healthy, age appropriate for the age range wanting to adopt
Services: Our ministries include foster care, adoption, residential treatment centers, charter schools, services to the poor, senior services, and disaster response. The LSS/Foster in Texas program provides care for children of all ages. We provide care for children designated Child Care Services or Treatment Services that include Emotional Disorders, Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Primary Medical Needs. Our adoption programs include domestic, international, as well as foster to adopt. LSS/Foster in Texas provides tremendous support to our families, which include extensive trainings, 24-hour support, and a supportive respite program.

(7) Pathways Youth & Family Services - Austin
14205 Burnet Rd. # 360
Austin, TX 78728
Phone: 512-275-1285
Fax: 512-275-1311
Website: www.pathway.org
Email: info@pathway.org

 

Area Served: Central Texas
Requirements:
An environment where a child can thrive. Call or visit our website for details.
Services:
Pathways is a private, non-profit agency that recruits, trains, and supports families to be foster and adoptive homes for abused and neglected children and youth. Our families are the most important members of our Professional Treatment Team that includes Adoption Specialists, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and other support staff. We provide families with reimbursement according to the therapeutic needs of the foster child, training, 24-hour crisis response, in-home therapeutic services, and an opportunity to build hope in the lives of those who need it most. Pathways welcomes applications from any individual or family system that believes they can make a difference.
(7) Presbyterian Children's Homes & Services
4407 Bee Caves Rd., Ste. 520
Austin, Tx 78746
Contact: Adam Crawford
Phone:
512-338-6319
Website: www.texas.pchas.org
Area Served: Austin and surrounding areas
Requirements: Foster/adoptive parents can be single or married. Married applicants must be legally married for a minimum of two years. Must be at least 21 years of age; Must have a high school diploma, G.E.D. or pass an alternate equivalency skills test; Must be committed to working with a team to serve the best interest of children; Must understand that foster care is a temporary living situation for children who have experienced abuse and neglect; Must be active in a local Christian church and have a passion to open your home to children in Texas foster care.
Services: Foster Care/Foster to Adopt/Fostering Connections – Kinship Care/Adoption

(7) The Settlement Home for Children
1600 Payton Gin Rd
Austin, TX, 78758
Contact: Email
Phone: (512) 836-2150
Fax: (512) 836-2159

Area Served:  Central Texas
Requirements: 
Services:  The Settlement Home for Children verifies both foster and adoptive families. Our Foster Family Program provides basic and therapeutic foster-care and foster-adoption for boys and girls of all ages. We have a small team of experienced, warm, and creative staff who provide support for our families and children twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  This team also works with our consulting psychiatrist, psychologists, and nurse to continue our reputation for excellence in caring for the children and teens in our care.
In addition to finding homes for babies and children referred by the Department of Family and Protective Services, our Foster Family Program also places special emphasis on finding homes for the pre-teen and teenage girls who are moving out of the residential treatment center and group home programs of The Settlement Home for Children. 

(7) STARRY, Inc.
1300 North Mays
Round Rock, TX 78664
Contact: Stefanie Miller
Phone:
512-246-4282
Website: www.starryonline.org
Email:
stefanie.miller@starryonline.org

Area Served: Austin and surrounding areas
Requirement: STARRY is a Christian foster care agency dedicated to providing safe, loving homes for children in the state’s conservatorship on a temporary basis. We license Christian singles, couples and families who love children, model competent parenting skills and enjoy a full enriching life that they want to share with a child.
Services: At STARRY we serve basic and moderate children, ages birth to seventeen. We place a high priority on providing emotional, spiritual and practical support to foster parents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer quality training, a respite program, onsite counseling and additional financial assistance. We invite you to contact us to learn more about STARRY. We are eager to know you and hope that you elect to share in our mission to care for children in crisis.

(7) Texas MENTOR
4150 Freidrich Ln. Bldg. N, Suite G
Austin, TX 78744
Contact: Jamie Stroble, Program Manager
Phone: 512-804-2338
Website: www.tx-mentor.com
Email: Jamie.Stroble@thementornetwork.com

Area Served: Austin and surrounding areas, Temple and surrounding areas
Requirements:Mentors must be 21 years of age or older. They must have US citizenship or a visa. We encourage interested parties to call Texas MENTOR to learn more about becoming a foster/adoptive parent with Texas MENTOR.
Services: Texas MENTOR strives to give children opportunities to receive substitute care in their own community.  We are seeking therapeutic foster or adoptive homes for children ages 0-17.  We pride ourselves on diversity, welcoming individuals from various religions, cultures, and lifestyles.  We will provide you with training, support 24- 7, respite services, competitive reimbursement, a case manager, treated and respected as a member of our professional team, annual get-togethers, and advocacy. Our Austin office serves families in Austin and surrounding areas; let us add your home to our growing list!  You’re not just another foster home at Texas MENTOR, you’re family!
(7) Texas MENTOR
310 W. Central Texas Expressway Suite 2 Killeen, TX 76542
Contact: Therza Adkins
Phone: 254-680-7512
Website: www.tx-mentor.com
Email: Therza.Adkins@thementornetwork.com
Area Served: Austin and surrounding areas, Temple and surrounding areas
Requirements:Mentors must be 21 years of age or older. They must have US citizenship or a visa. We encourage interested parties to call Texas MENTOR to learn more about becoming a foster/adoptive parent with Texas MENTOR.
Services: Texas MENTOR strives to give children opportunities to receive substitute care in their own community.  We are seeking therapeutic foster or adoptive homes for children ages 0-17.  We pride ourselves on diversity, welcoming individuals from various religions, cultures, and lifestyles.  We will provide you with training, support 24- 7, respite services, competitive reimbursement, a case manager, treated and respected as a member of our professional team, annual get-togethers, and advocacy. Our Austin office serves families in Austin and surrounding areas; let us add your home to our growing list!  You’re not just another foster home at Texas MENTOR, you’re family!
(7) Therapeutic Family Life
1340 Airport Commerce Drive Ste 480
Austin TX 78741
Contact: Leah Fernandez
Phone: 512-451-7310
Website: www.tflife.org
Email: leah.fernandez@tflife.org

Area Served: Region 7
Requirements: 
Christian Faith, Single or married, 21 or older, emotionally and financially stable, must complete all training requirements
Services: Christian-based, private non-profit foster care agency, places abused, neglected and hurting children in therapeutic foster homes, which ensure that the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the foster children are being served. We accept dependent, abused, neglected, adjudicated, delinquent, maladjusted and hurting children ages from birth through eighteen in our Therapeutic Foster Care Homes, and Foster Group Homes. We offer kinship placements, foster to adopt, and straight adoption services to meet all the needs of our families and children.

(7) Therapeutic Family Life
3500 SW HK Dodgen Loop Suite 101 Temple, TX 76504
Contact: Janelle Holland
Phone: 254-773-3313
Website: www.tflife.org
Email: Janelle.holland@tflife.org

Area Served: Region 7
Requirements:
  Christian Faith, Single or married, 21 or older, emotionally and financially stable, must complete all training requirements
Services
: Christian-based, private non-profit foster care agency, places abused, neglected and hurting children in therapeutic foster homes, which ensure that the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the foster children are being served. We accept dependent, abused, neglected, adjudicated, delinquent, maladjusted and hurting children ages from birth through eighteen in our Therapeutic Foster Care Homes, and Foster Group Homes. We offer kinship placements, foster to adopt, and straight adoption services to meet all the needs of our families and children.

Located in Region 8 (San Antonio)
(8) Adoption Priorities, Inc.
14400 Northbrook Drive, suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78232
Phone:  (210) 494-2160
Website: www.adoptionpriorities.com
Email: info@adoptionpriorities.com
Area Served: foster and foster-to-adopt homes within 100 miles of the main office and adoptions statewide 
Requirements: Flexible, financially stable, healthy, at least 25 years of age, complete an approved home study, attend training, willing to love and care for a child
Services: API is a non-profit, Christian foster and adoption agency providing services in foster care, foster-to-adopt and adoption including the home study process, training, support groups, matching process, post-placement supervision and post-adoption services for API clients.

(8) Baptist Child & Family Services
7404 Hwy 90 West,
San Antonio, TX, 78227
Contact:
Sarah McLornan, Adoption Coordinator
Phone:
(210) 674-3010
Email:
adoptions@bcfs.net

Area Served: Bexar and surrounding counties
Requirements: Complete pre-service training, a successful home study, and a desire to parent children with special needs.  Must be financially stable, married or single, at least 25 years of age, and attending a Christian church. 
Services: Foster care, adoption, and foster-adoption services are available. Pre-service training, a complete home assessment, and post-placement supervision are offered at no cost to families.

(8) Benchmark Family Services, Inc.
12915 Jones-Maltsberger, Suite 101
San Antonio, TX 78247
Contact: Darcy Barron, Reg. Dir.
Phone: 210-268-5523
Website: www.benchmarkfs.org
Email:darcy.barron@benchmarkfs.org
Area Served: Region 8
Requirements: Contact our office for requirements or visit our website at www.benchmarkfs.org
Services: Therapeutic foster care and adoption licensure, case management and monitoring (for Benchmark parents and children), ongoing annual training and license monitoring for Benchmark licensed parents, pre service training for prospective families, home studies, therapeutic referrals, intake.

(8) Caring Family Network, a Depelchin Children’s Center Affiliate
550 Earl Garrett Suite 116,
Kerrville, Tx 78028
Contact person:  Brenda Maestas
Phone number: 830-896-3222
Website: www.cfntexas.org
Email address:  bmaestas@depelchin.org

Area Served: Region 8
Area Served:Requirements:
  Single or married, 21 or older, emotionally and financially stable, must complete all training requirements. 
Services:  Caring Family Network is a diverse, exclusive and inclusive community of compassionate people who care for traumatized, abused and neglected children.  By practicing acceptance, compassion and unconditional love, we have grown into one of the most vibrant and exciting foster care and adoption agencies in Texas.  We believe love comes in many forms.  Come join us on our never-ending journey to transform, heal, connect and empower children to become all they can be through the power and grace of human relationships.

(8) Caring Family Network, a Depelchin Children’s Center Affiliate
8647 Wurzbach Road, Suite C
San Antonio, TX 78240
Contact person:  Brenda Maestas
Phone number: 210-691-3222
Website: www.cfntexas.org
Email address:  bmaestas@depelchin.org

Area Served: San Antonio, New Braufels, Cibolo, Seguin, Schertz, Devine, Natalia La Vernia, Van Ormy and Atascosa
Area Served:Requirements:
  Single or married, 21 or older, emotionally and financially stable, must complete all training requirements. 
Services:  Caring Family Network is a diverse, exclusive and inclusive community of compassionate people who care for traumatized, abused and neglected children.  By practicing acceptance, compassion and unconditional love, we have grown into one of the most vibrant and exciting foster care and adoption agencies in Texas.  We believe love comes in many forms.  Come join us on our never-ending journey to transform, heal, connect and empower children to become all they can be through the power and grace of human relationships.
(8) The Children's Shelter
2939 W Woodlawn
San Antonio, Tx.78228
Contact: Leslie Pastrano, MPA, LCPAA
Phone:
(210) 212-2545
Email:
lpastrano@chshel.org
Website:
www.chshel.org

Area Served: Bexar and surrounding counties
Requirements: Complete PRIDE pre-service training, a successful home study, and a desire to parent children with special needs Services: Adoption pre-service training, a complete home assessment, and post-placement supervision are offered at no cost to families. Foster Care, Special Needs Adoption, and Foster-Adoption services are available.

(8) Lutheran Social Services of the South
3201 Cherry Ridge Drive, Building B #210
San Antonio, TX 78230
Contact:  Abel Garcia
Phone:
(210) 979-8473 x 23 office or 877-747-8110
Website: www.lsss.org or www.fosterintexas.org
Email: abel.garcia@lsss.org

Area Served: Texas
Requirements: Flexible, healthy, age appropriate for the age range wanting to adopt
Services: Our ministries include foster care, adoption, residential treatment centers, charter schools, services to the poor, senior services, and disaster response. The LSS/Foster in Texas program provides care for children of all ages. We provide care for children designated Child Care Services or Treatment Services that include Emotional Disorders, Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Primary Medical Needs. Our adoption programs include domestic, international, as well as foster to adopt or straight adoption through DFPS. LSS/Foster in Texas provides tremendous support to families, which includes extensive trainings, 24-hour support, and a supportive respite program.
(8) Lutheran Social Services of the South
3904 John Stockbauer #101
Victoria, TX 77904
Contact: Crystal Laslie
Phone:
361-574-8331
Website: www.lsss.org
Email: sharon.tucek@lsss.org
Area Served: Texas
Requirements: Flexible, healthy, age appropriate for the age range wanting to adopt
Services: Our ministries include foster care, adoption, residential treatment centers, charter schools, services to the poor, senior services, and disaster response. The LSS/Foster in Texas program provides care for children of all ages. We provide care for children designated Child Care Services or Treatment Services that include Emotional Disorders, Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Primary Medical Needs. Our adoption programs include domestic, international, as well as foster to adopt. LSS/Foster in Texas provides tremendous support to our families, which include extensive trainings, 24-hour support, and a supportive respite program.
(8) Pathways Youth & Family Services - Del Rio
309 E. 14th Street
Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone: 830-775-5358
Website: www.pathway.org
Email: info@pathway.org
Area Served: Del Rio Area
Requirements:
An environment where a child can thrive. Call or visit our website for details.
Services:
Pathways is a private, non-profit agency that recruits, trains, and supports families to be foster and adoptive homes for abused and neglected children and youth. Our families are the most important members of our Professional Treatment Team that includes Adoption Specialists, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and other support staff. We provide families with reimbursement according to the therapeutic needs of the foster child, training, 24-hour crisis response, in-home therapeutic services, and an opportunity to build hope in the lives of those who need it most. Pathways welcomes applications from any individual or family system that believes they can make a difference.
(8) Pathways Youth & Family Services - San Antonio
4243 Piedras Drive East
Beaumont Building Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78228-1416
Phone: 210-733-7117
Website: www.pathway.org
Email: info@pathway.org
Area Served: San Antonio & Surrounding Area
Requirements:
An environment where a child can thrive. Call or visit our website for details.
Services:
Pathways is a private, non-profit agency that recruits, trains, and supports families to be foster and adoptive homes for abused and neglected children and youth. Our families are the most important members of our Professional Treatment Team that includes Adoption Specialists, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and other support staff. We provide families with reimbursement according to the therapeutic needs of the foster child, training, 24-hour crisis response, in-home therapeutic services, and an opportunity to build hope in the lives of those who need it most. Pathways welcomes applications from any individual or family system that believes they can make a difference.
(8)Providence Place
6487 Whitby Rd.
San Antonio, Tx.78240-2131
Contact: Leah Ratliff
Phone:
210-696-2410
Website:
 www.provplace.org
Email: leah@provplace.org
Area Served: Bexar County (100 mile radius of office)
Requirements: Willingness to participate in the home study process.
Services: Home study, adoption preparation for adoption of older child; supervision following placement.
(8) St. Peter – St. Joseph Children’s Home AKA St. PJ’s
919 Mission Road
San Antonio, TX 78210
Contact: Sherry Loyd, Chief Operating Officer
Jamie Moody, LMSW, Foster Care Specialist
Pam McCloskey, Adoption Specialist
Phone:
(210) 533-1203
Website:
www.stpjhome.org
Email:
jmoody@stpjhome.org
pmccloskey@stpjhome.org
Area Served: Region 8
Requirements: Families willing to meet Minimum Standards for DFPS Foster Care/Adoptions and St. PJ’s Policies
Services:
Foster Care, Adoptions, Emergency Shelters, Long-Term Residential Care, Counseling, Low-Income Family Assistance, and Transitional Living.
(8) Therapeutic Family Life
7704 S Loop 1604 E
Elmendorf, TX 78112
Contact: Melissa Rodriguez
Phone: 210-348-6544
Website: www.tflife.org
Email: Melissa.rodriguez@tflife.org

Area Served: Region 8
Requirements:
  Christian Faith, Single or married, 21 or older, emotionally and financially stable, must complete all training requirements
Services
: Christian-based, private non-profit foster care agency, places abused, neglected and hurting children in therapeutic foster homes, which ensure that the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the foster children are being served. We accept dependent, abused, neglected, adjudicated, delinquent, maladjusted and hurting children ages from birth through eighteen in our Therapeutic Foster Care Homes, and Foster Group Homes. We offer kinship placements, foster to adopt, and straight adoption services to meet all the needs of our families and children.

(8) Therapeutic Family Life
101 Fairway DriveKerrville, TX 78028
Contact: Carolee Appel
Phone: 830-257-4737
Website: www.tflife.org
Email: carolee.appel@tflife.org

Area Served: Region 8
Requirements:
  Christian Faith, Single or married, 21 or older, emotionally and financially stable, must complete all training requirements
Services
: Christian-based, private non-profit foster care agency, places abused, neglected and hurting children in therapeutic foster homes, which ensure that the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the foster children are being served. We accept dependent, abused, neglected, adjudicated, delinquent, maladjusted and hurting children ages from birth through eighteen in our Therapeutic Foster Care Homes, and Foster Group Homes. We offer kinship placements, foster to adopt, and straight adoption services to meet all the needs of our families and children.

Located in Region 9 (Midland)
(9)Buckner Children and Family Services
3303 N A Street, Bldg 2, Ste 112,
P.O. Box 50872,
Midland, TX 79705
Contact:
Phone: 432-520-5588
Website: www.beafamily.org
Email: jpalmer@buckner.org
Area Served: Texas
Requirements:Contact our office for requirements or visit our website at www.beafamily.org
Services: foster care and adoption services for children ages birth to 18 years of age placed through CPS, home studies, specialized adoption preparation (in addition to PRIDE), post-placement supervision, support groups

(9) Caring Family Network
1 Center Avenue Suite 200
Brownwood, Tx 76801
Contact person:  April Conway
Phone number:  877-895-3222
Website: www.cfntexas.org
Email address:  aconway@depelchin.org

Area Served: Region 9
Area Served:Requirements:
  Single or married, 21 or older, emotionally and financially stable, must complete all training requirements. 
Services:  Caring Family Network is a diverse, exclusive and inclusive community of compassionate people who care for traumatized, abused and neglected children.  By practicing acceptance, compassion and unconditional love we have grown into one of the most vibrant and exciting foster care and adoption agencies in Texas.  We believe love comes in many forms.  Come join us on our never-ending journey to transform, heal, connect and empower children to become all they can be through the power and grace of human relationships.

(9) New Horizons Ranch and Center Inc./Child Placing Agency
3471 Knickerbocker, Suite 512
San Angelo, TX
Contact: Jim Sutton
Phone:  
325-617-7732
Website:
www.newhorizonsinc.com
Email:
jim.sutton@newhorizonsinc.com
Area Served: Region 2 All Counties; Region 9 All counties surrounding Tom Green; Region 7-Mills County
Requirements: Single or married; 21 years old or older; emotionally and financially stable; able to provide a safe and loving home. Must complete all training requirements and submit all appropriate verifying documentation.
Services: New Horizons is a private child placing agency. We have thrived as an agency since our beginning in 1971. We are family oriented and a strong supporter of community initiatives to ensure children are in safe and nurturing homes. Our wide range of services includes; prevention services through the STAR program, a Community-based Residential Treatment Center for children ages 5-17, and the “Ranch” Residential Treatment Center near Goldthwaite. Our Child Placing Agency was developed in 1990. We place children who are available for adoption. We provide case management services, a treatment director, and access to other psychological, psychiatric, and supportive services to the family
(9) Pathways Youth & Family Services - Del Rio
1030 Andrews Highway, Suite 200
Midland, TX  79701-3804
Phone number: 432-699-7763
Website: www.pathway.org
Email: info@pathway.org
Area Served: Midland & Permian Basin
Requirements:
An environment where a child can thrive. Call or visit our website for details.
Services:
Pathways is a private, non-profit agency that recruits, trains, and supports families to be foster and adoptive homes for abused and neglected children and youth. Our families are the most important members of our Professional Treatment Team that includes Adoption Specialists, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and other support staff. We provide families with reimbursement according to the therapeutic needs of the foster child, training, 24-hour crisis response, in-home therapeutic services, and an opportunity to build hope in the lives of those who need it most. Pathways welcomes applications from any individual or family system that believes they can make a difference.
Located in Region 10

(10)Lutheran Social Services/Foster in Texas
6585 Montana, St. S-100
El Paso, TX 79925
Contact:
Jose Alamillo
Phone: 915-598-5410
Website: www.lsss.org; www.fosterintexas.org
Email:
jose.alamillo@lsss.org

Area Served: El Paso County
Requirement: 
Flexible, healthy, age appropriate for the age range wanting to foster and adopt.
Services:
Our ministries include foster care, adoption, residential treatment centers, charter schools, services to the poor, senior services, and disaster response. LSSS foster care program provides care for children of all ages and all services levels. We provide care for children designated treatment services, including Emotional Disorders, Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Primary Medical Needs. LSSS Adoption programs include domestic, international, as well as adoption of children in foster care. LSSS provides tremendous support to our families which include live and web based trainings and 24 hour support.  

Located in Region 11

(11)Buckner Children and Family Services
3780 N. Bentsen Palm Dr.
Mission, TX 78574
Contact:  Nellie Chavez
Phone:  956-585-4847
Website: www.beafamily.org
Email:

Area Served: Texas
Requirements:Contact our office for requirements or visit our website at www.beafamily.org
Services: Foster care and adoption services for children ages birth to 18 years of age placed through CPS, home studies, specialized adoption preparation (in addition to PRIDE), post-placement supervision, support groups

Circles of Care
5333 Everhart, Suite 150B
Corpus Christi, TX. 78411
Contact person: Mythany Figirova
Toll Free: 866-632-4453
Phone number: 361-852-3812
FAX Number:361-852-6124
Website: www.circlesofcareinc.org
Email address:
mfigirova@circlesofcareinc.org

Area Served: Corpus Christi, Alice, Aransas Pass, Banquete, Bishop, Beeville, Kingsville, Calallen, Driscoll, Rockport-Fulton, Portland, Ingleside, Mathis, Odem, Robstown, Orange Grove, Port Aransas, Sinton, Taft and surrounding areas.
Requirements: Be a responsible, mature adult capable of meeting the needs of children in care with possible medical, emotional or behavioral problems.  Be at least 21 years of age if married and 25 years of age if single.  If married, you must be for at least one year.
Services: Circles of Care is a non-profit social service and mental health agency. Circles of Cares’ mission is to enhance children, youth, and families ability for effective living and growth through comprehensive social and mental health services. Circles of Cares foster care program serves children and youth who have experienced physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Circles of Care is a private foster care and adoption agency. While in placement and under the care of Circles of Care, the children and youth receive monitoring case management services, counseling and any required psychiatric or medical care. Our families are just as important! We offer on-call assistance 24/7, training funds, initial clothing allowances, respite funds, and various family fun events. We provide loving and supportive services to children from birth to seventeen years of age. We service children with Basic, Therapeutic, Habilitative, and Primary Medical Needs. Our goal is to find families that want to “Make a Difference that Lasts a Lifetime….”

Circles of Care
612 W. Nolana Suite 510
McAllen, TX 78504
Contact person:  Summer Solomon
Phone number:  956-688-6948
FAX Number: 956-688-6956
Website: www.circlesofcareinc.org
Email address:
ssolomon@circlesofcareinc.org

 

 

Area Served: Rio Grande Valley
Requirements: Be a responsible, mature adult capable of meeting the needs of children in care with possible medical, emotional or behavioral problems. Be at least 21 years of age if married and 25 years of age if single. If married, you must be for at least one year.
Services: Circles of Care is a non-profit social service and mental health agency. Circles of Cares’ mission is to enhance children, youth, and families ability for effective living and growth through comprehensive social and mental health services. Circles of Cares foster care program serves children and youth who have experienced physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Circles of Care is a private foster care and adoption agency. While in placement and under the care of Circles of Care, the children and youth receive monitoring case management services, counseling and any required psychiatric or medical care. Our families are just as important! We offer on-call assistance 24/7, training funds, initial clothing allowances, respite funds, and various family fun events. We provide loving and supportive services to children from birth to seventeen years of age. We service children with Basic, Therapeutic, Habilitative, and Primary Medical Needs. Our goal is to find families that want to “Make a Difference that Lasts a Lifetime….”

(11)Lutheran Social Services/Foster in Texas
1720 E. Harrison Suite A-1
Harlingen, Texas 78550
Contact:
Maria Livingston, Area Director
Phone: 956-423-1015
Website: www.fosterintexas.org
Email:
FIT.inquiries@lsss.org

Area Served: Cameron & Willacy counties
Requirement: 
You must be 21 years of age or older, single or married (if married, min. of two years), retired or employed, be emotionally and physically healthy, not have a history of abusing a child or another adult, and no criminal history or have proof of rehabilitation
Services:
Our ministries include foster care, adoption, residential treatment centers, charter schools, services to the poor, senior services, and disaster response. The LSS/Foster in Texas program provides care for children of all ages. We provide care for children designated Child Care Services or Treatment Services that include Emotional Disorders, Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Primary Medical Needs. Our adoption programs include domestic, international, as well as foster to adopt. LSS/Foster in Texas provides tremendous support to our families, which include extensive trainings, 24-hour support, and a supportive respite program.

(11)Lutheran Social Services/Foster in Texas
102 East Calton Road, Unit # 4
Laredo, Texas 78041
Contact: Oscar Guerra, Area Director
Phone: 956-791-4909 & 866-791-4909
Website: www.fosterintexas.org
Email:
FIT.inquiries@lsss.org

Area Served: Webb, Zapata and Uvalde counties.
Requirement:  You must be 21 years of age or older, single or married (if married, min. of two years), retired or employed, be emotionally and physically healthy, not have a history of abusing a child or another adult, and no criminal history or have proof of rehabilitation
Services:
Our ministries include foster care, adoption, residential treatment centers, charter schools, services to the poor, senior services, and disaster response. The LSS/Foster in Texas program provides care for children of all ages. We provide care for children designated Child Care Services or Treatment Services that include Emotional Disorders, Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Primary Medical Needs. Our adoption programs include domestic, international, as well as foster to adopt. LSS/Foster in Texas provides tremendous support to our families, which include extensive trainings, 24-hour support, and a supportive respite program.

(11)Lutheran Social Services/Foster in Texas
4603 N. Jackson Rd., Suite E.
McAllen, Texas, 78504
Contact: Mireya Rodriguez, Area Director
Phone: 956-687-8333
Website: www.fosterintexas.org
Email:
FIT.inquiries@lsss.org

Area Served: Starr, Hidalgo, Willacy counties
Requirement:  You must be 21 years of age or older, single or married (if married, min. of two years), retired or employed, be emotionally and physically healthy, not have a history of abusing a child or another adult, and no criminal history or have proof of rehabilitation
Services:
Our ministries include foster care, adoption, residential treatment centers, charter schools, services to the poor, senior services, and disaster response. The LSS/Foster in Texas program provides care for children of all ages. We provide care for children designated Child Care Services or Treatment Services that include Emotional Disorders, Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Primary Medical Needs. Our adoption programs include domestic, international, as well as foster to adopt. LSS/Foster in Texas provides tremendous support to our families, which include extensive trainings, 24-hour support, and a supportive respite program.

(11)Lutheran Social Services/Foster in Texas
15602 Northwest Blvd., Suite ERobstown, TX, 78380
Contact: Kendall Weatherford, Area Director
Phone:
361-767-3182
Website:
www.fosterintexas.org            
Email:
FIT.inquiries@lsss.org
Area Served: Nueces, Kleberg, Jim Wells, Bee, Live Oak, San Patricio, and Aransas counties
Requirement: 
You must be 21 years of age or older, single or married (if married, min. of two years), retired or employed, be emotionally and physically healthy, not have a history of abusing a child or another adult, and no criminal history or have proof of rehabilitation
Services:
Our ministries include foster care, adoption, residential treatment centers, charter schools, services to the poor, senior services, and disaster response. The LSS/Foster in Texas program provides care for children of all ages. We provide care for children designated Child Care Services or Treatment Services that include Emotional Disorders, Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Primary Medical Needs. Our adoption programs include domestic, international, as well as foster to adopt. LSS/Foster in Texas provides tremendous support to our families, which include extensive trainings, 24-hour support, and a supportive respite program.

(11) Pathways Youth & Family Services -Corpus Christi
2820 S. Padre Island Drive, Suite 170
Corpus Christi, TX 78415-1820
Phone: 361-851-8682
Website: www.pathway.org
Email: info@pathway.org

Area Served: Corpus Christi & Surrounding Area
Requirements:
An environment where a child can thrive. Call or visit our website for details.
Services:
Pathways is a private, non-profit agency that recruits, trains, and supports families to be foster and adoptive homes for abused and neglected children and youth. Our families are the most important members of our Professional Treatment Team that includes Adoption Specialists, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and other support staff. We provide families with reimbursement according to the therapeutic needs of the foster child, training, 24-hour crisis response, in-home therapeutic services, and an opportunity to build hope in the lives of those who need it most. Pathways welcomes applications from any individual or family system that believes they can make a difference.

(11)Spaulding for Children Corpus Christi
2820 South Padre Island Drive,
Suite 208
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
Contact: Karen Lopez
Phone: 361-850-8200
Website: www.spauldingforchildren.org
Email:
klopez@spauldingforchildren.org

Area Served: Nueces County and surrounding counties
Requirements:  Must be 22 years old, single, or married.  If married must be married 2 years minimum.
Services:  A no fee adoption agency specializing in the adoption of older children and sibling groups who have experienced abuse, neglect or abandonment.  The agency provides education, support and training to the prospective adoptive parents, a home study, placement and supervision of the adoption for 6 months after placement.   Monthly support groups for the adoptive families are available for as long as the family would like to utilize this support.   A major service component is the healthy couple’s relationship training where adoptive parents gain the tools to enhance communication among all family members.

(11) Spaulding for Children McAllen
4401 N. 22nd St.
Mc Allen, TX 78504
Contact:  Jennifer Canales
Phone:  956-631-8881
Website: www.spauldingforchildren.org
Email:
jcanales@spauldingforchildren.org

Area Served:  Hidalgo, Willacy, Starr and Cameron counties
Requirements:  Must be 22 years old, single, or married.  If married must be married 2 years minimum.
Services:  A no fee adoption agency specializing in the adoption of older children and sibling groups who have experienced abuse, neglect or abandonment.  The agency provides education, support and training to the prospective adoptive parents, a home study, placement and supervision of the adoption for 6 months after placement.   Monthly support groups for the adoptive families are available for as long as the family would like to utilize this support.   A major service component is the healthy couple’s relationship training where adoptive parents gain the tools to enhance communication among all family members.

Statewide

(SW) Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
701 W. 51st Street, PO Box 149030,
Austin, Texas 78714-9030
Contact: Jillian Bonacquisti
Phone: 512-438-4978

Area Served: State of Texas
Requirements: 21 years of age, financially stable, responsible mature adults; single or married
Services: Foster care and adoption for children who have been removed from their own families due to abuse, neglect, or other family problems that endanger their safety. The children may range from infancy through 18 years of age, and may have special medical, physical, or emotional needs. The children may belong to any ethnicity or race or be a part of a group of brothers and sisters.
                                                                                                                                                                   
DFPS home | website policies | Texas online | statewide search | contact us | download help | top of page