Texas Foster Care & Adoption

Your foster parenting support community

Texas Foster Care & Adoption

Your foster parenting support community

Texas Foster Care & Adoption

Your foster parenting support community

Thank you for changing lives.

We approach this message full of gratitude for the years of unwavering support for our dedicated foster families and staff in our Texas program. It is with much consideration that we announce the closing of our Child Placement services in Texas as of June 30, 2024.   

This decision was not made lightly, and we want to take this time to thank all of those who have been instrumental in our mission. Our Texas team will be working with our partners to make the transition as smooth as possible for kids and families. Please contact your foster care worker with any transition questions.

 “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.”

Psalm 127:3

Texas Foster Care workers

Your Foster Care worker will walk with you through the licensing process, provide you with support meetings and training opportunities to prepare you for your first child placement, and will provide you with support along the way.

Training

Prospective foster and adoptive families will be required to complete a minimum of 35 competency-based, pre-service training hours before they receive a home verification or approval. 

Training sessions include but are not limited to, trauma-informed parenting, child development, attachment, cultural humility, compassion fatigue, and emergency behavior intervention.

These trainings will help prepare families to support foster children who have experienced trauma in their past, and help get them to a place of hope and healing. 

Support

At EmberHope Youthville, we want to support our full-time foster families so that they have what they need to give their very best to the children in their care. Some of that support includes:

  • 24-hour on-call assistance
  • Babysitting and respite possibilities
  • Monthly stipend

Respite Care

At EmberHope Youthville, we want to provide our full-time foster families with every resource they need to give their very best to the children in their care. 

Sometimes even foster parents need a break to relax and recharge.  With respite care, part-time foster families can step in for a few days and care for a child.