The Houston foster care branch office provides services to DFPS Region 6. We believe that as a Christian agency, we should set the foster care Houston standard for excellence in everything we do, and, as a team, we work hard to achieve this goal.
Our Houston team is continuously seeking support in the form of licensing new foster parents, monetary donations, volunteers for various events, and above all, your prayers. As an agency, we are stepping out and working on ways to ensure our children reach their maximum potential so they can be successful in care as well as when they become adults. We are committed to breaking the cycle of abuse, one child at a time.
Barbara Baldovin began her career with A World for Children in 2015 as Area Director of the Houston office. Barbara has served children and families for over 20 years. She has worked in all areas of child welfare to include child abuse/neglect investigations, coordination of foster and adoptive placements, foster home monitoring, case management, foster home development, home study assessments, and advocacy in the civil and criminal courts on child abuse cases/neglect cases. Barbara earned her Bachelor of Psychology with a minor in Sociology at the University of Houston. She also holds a Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrators (LCPAA) license. Barbara was the recipient of the “Foster Home Specialist of the Year” award by the Texas State Foster Parents Association. Barbara is committed to the goal of ensuring that a foster child’s physical, emotional, social, and academic needs are met while in foster care. She also holds a high degree of respect and admiration for those individuals that come forward volunteering to open up their hearts and their homes to this most vulnerable population. In her spare time, Barbara volunteers her services as a consultant for a National Child Advocacy organization providing guidance on child welfare cases.
Gilbert Garcia has been serving children and families for over 30 years. For the past several years, he has served as Treatment Director for A World For Children in Corpus Christi, El Paso, and Houston. He is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and has a deep appreciation for those who open their hearts and homes to traumatized children. “All kids need a sense of belonging and know that someone cares; one of the greatest joys is knowing you made a difference in the life of a child. That is what we are all about.”