Adoption is a beautiful way to create a family for both children without biological families and for families that are unable to conceive or choose the gift of adoption. A World For Children provides families with two options for adoption — adopting a child from the Child Protective Service system or adopting a newborn through private adoption. Adopting from foster care in Texas is a great way to grow your family while helping a child in need. Texas has many children in the foster care system that are longing for adoption into a permanent loving home.
Adopt from Foster Care in Texas
Across the State of Texas, there are hundreds of children, who have been removed from their biological homes, spent time in the child welfare system, and now legally have no parents. They may have a roof over their head and food in their bellies and be in a wonderful temporary home, but they are looking for the commitment of a long-term family, who is willing to give them a forever home. They are awaiting adoption.
Adopting Foster Kids in Texas is a Gift
A World For Children licenses families to foster and/or foster to adopt. Families will provide a temporary home for foster children, and, if those children become legally available for adoption, the foster family may pursue adopting the child, if they so choose. We are upfront with all families that it is important that the child fits the home and that the home fits the child. Adoption, especially of older children, must be approached with an open mind and with all the information.
We want to ensure that all parties involved take the step of adoption seriously and cautiously, as we believe a failed adoption is one more level of trauma. Our experienced, loving team of staff walks hand in hand with every family through the entire process. We have seen so many beautiful blessings come out of the foster to adopt program and each year, we have more children adopted from the CPS system. It is an amazing thing to witness that you can be a part of.
FAQs About Foster-to-Adopt in Texas
What are the requirements for foster-to-adopt parents?
So what are the requirements a parent must meet to be eligible to foster a child in Texas?
- Foster parents must be 21 years of age or older in Texas (24 for AWFC)
- Must be in good health both physically and mentally
- Must have dependable transportation
- Must have a stable income
- Must have no criminal record or history of abusing a child
- Must have a high school diploma, GED, or pass a competency test
- Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Must have a bedroom of at least 80 square feet for the child
- Must pass fire and health inspection
- Must complete required foster care training
- Must comply with a no physical discipline policy
Do I have to be married to be a foster parent?
No, you can be a single foster parent as long as you meet the above criteria.
How long does it take to become a foster parent?
Typically it can take around three months to complete the process to become a foster parent in Texas.
Why work with A World For Children?
A World For Children isn’t just a corporation or agency; it’s a family. We strive to place as many children in Texas as possible into loving homes. We go above and beyond to support our foster children and families by providing the support they need.
We want the children we serve to have wonderful childhoods. That’s why we put on special events such as themed Christmas parties, trips to amusement parks, and back-to-school adventures. Working with A World For Children for foster-to-adopt children in Texas ensures you have the support and resources you need to succeed.
How can I apply to be a foster parent with AWFC?
Visit our application page, review it for important information, and then fill out the application. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you! If you have any additional questions, please get in touch with us, and we will provide the information you’re seeking.
Texas Adoption Center was developed by A World For Children to serve communities across the state. In an effort to prevent babies from eventually entering the foster care system, AWFC works to seek out birth moms who want to place their baby in an adoptive home. What a fantastic gift these moms are giving their babies in preventing them the trauma that leads to foster care. Also many families wanting to adopt a child have their dreams come true. This is a win—win–win! AWFC started this program and received licensure in 2016. If you are interested in adopting a child, please visit Texas Adoption Center.