Having a place where you feel at home left a lasting impression with foster youth Tianna. Kasha, a foster parent, still remembers the nine months Tianna lived with her daughters before returning home to her family.   “Tianna was the first teenager I ever fostered and with all teenagers its about talking to them about choices.  Tianna still returns every holiday for a visit after 11 years and she even named her first baby after me,” said Kasha. 

Leading our efforts in San Antonio is our foster care director and licensed child placing agency administrator, Darcy Barrón.

If you would like to spark change in the lives of at-risk children and families by becoming a foster parent in San Antonio and surrounding areas, please contact:

Darcy Barrón, LCPAA
Foster Care Director, Youthville Texas
Email: dbarron@youthville.org
Phone: (210) 441-0625

What is a Foster Parent?
A foster parent provides all things any parent should give a child such as shelter, food, clothing, medical care, nurturing and positive discipline. Foster parents serve as a temporary caregiver when children cannot live with their parents.

What is a Foster/Adopt Parent?
A foster/adopt parent provides a permanent, lifelong commitment to a child. In many cases, the children may have already been living with the family through kinship care or foster care so they are familiar with their new family. If the child becomes legally free for adoption and a good match is identified, foster/adopt parents can become the child's permanent parents for the rest of their lives.

What benefits, training and support do foster and foster/adopt parents receive?

  •      An assigned worker to assist in navigating the foster care system
  •      24-hour on-call assistance
  •      Ongoing communication regarding the children in care
  •      Case manager assigned to each foster home
  •      Assistance with locating support services and resources as needed
  •      Free ongoing training and support meetings in various locations
  •      Health insurance coverage for foster children 
  •      Monthly reimbursement to provide for children in care
  •      Mileage reimbursement
  •      Initial clothing reimbursement

What are requirements to become a Foster or Foster/Adopt Parent?

  •      At least 21 years of age
  •      Single or married
  •      General overall good physical and emotional health
  •      Financially able to provide for own family
  •      Pass child abuse and criminal background checks
  •      Own or rent a house or apartment that meets licensing requirements