Foster Care in Tyler, TX

A World For Children is a Christian 501(c)(3) non-profit agency licensed in the state of Texas to provide foster and foster-to-adopt services for neglected children. At our adoption agency here in Tyler, TX, we connect at-risk children with loving foster families and facilitate a happy home environment.

We believe it is our mission to provide Tyler families and children with all the support they need. We offer regular training and seminars for our star foster families and individuals interested in fostering.

Becoming a Foster Parent in Tyler, TX

At our Tyler, TX adoption center, our team provides all the information you need to become a successful foster parent. Fostering a child (or children) is a rewarding experience –– below, we illustrate the process.

1. Foster Parent Form

The first step is to submit your foster parent form. This ensures that you meet all of the requirements for fostering, which may include employment status, criminal history, and age verification. We’ll also provide you with our information packet to explain the process of fostering in-depth.

2. Background Check

If your application is chosen, our Tyler, TX adoption center will contact you and ask that you complete a background check.

3. Orientation

Once your background check has been approved, you’ll attend orientation. This is a great time to ask any questions you may have.

4. Training

You’ll need to complete CPR and first-aid training to ensure you can properly care for a foster child in the event of an emergency. There are also specific training sessions you will need to attend. These sessions are designed to prepare you for any at-home needs your foster child may have.

5. Home Inspection

Before a child is placed into your care, a specialist will conduct a home inspection to verify that your space is safe. The Tyler, Texas foster care specialist will also assess the best fit for you and your prospective foster child.

6. Placement

The final step is to wait for the call! Our specialists will contact you when a child requires a foster home.

Ready to begin your application? Contact or visit our foster care Tyler, TX office today!

Upcoming Events

May 2023

Human Trafficking (ZOOM) - Round Rock – 05/30/2023 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Jun 2023

Disaster Preparedness/Serious Incident Reporting (ZOOM) - McAllen – 06/01/2023 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Emergency Behavior Intervention 1(ZOOM) Gilbert – 06/03/2023 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cultural Diversity (ZOOM) - Amarillo – 06/05/2023 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Infant Toddler - (ZOOM) Brownwood – 06/06/2023 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cyber Security/Conflict of Interest (ZOOM) Houston – 06/08/2023 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
AWFC Medication Policy (ZOOM) -Corpus Christi – 06/12/2023 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Respite (ZOOM) - Tyler – 06/13/2023 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Emergency Behavior Intervention 2(ZOOM) - Gilbert – 06/17/2023 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Water Safety (ZOOM) - Victoria – 06/19/2023 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Meet the Tyler Management Team

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Kristi Haxton – Regional Director

Kristi Haxton, lifelong native of East Texas, is the Area Director for Tyler and surrounding East Texas communities. She has two grown children and three “grand-pups” that she loves to talk about. Kristi holds a B.A. in Psychology from UT Tyler and has been in the child welfare field for 12 years. She is passionate about helping others and doing meaningful work. If she can make a difference in just one child’s life, then it’s all worth it!  She can help you make a difference too, just reach out and ask.

Foster Care Facility in Tyler: Location and Details

Address: 1828 E SE Loop 323 #107, Tyler, TX 75701

Phone: 903 581-1553

Nestled in the beautiful Piney Woods area in Tyler, Texas, is our Tyler office. Families in this part of Texas enjoy taking their children camping, fishing, and enjoying a rural lifestyle. Our East Texas families are known for their longevity with A World For Children, having several families that have worked with us for 10 to 15 years.

Growing Foster Care System in Tyler

The Tyler office is a fast-growing office with new foster families joining our mission! Our staff members are dedicated to supporting the families and children they serve, going above and beyond the call of duty to help parents and children be successful. A World For Children has also answered the call to develop an underserved area of Texarkana, which is in great need of therapeutic foster homes. We affectionately call our East Texas staff the Tyler-Kana Group!

The families in East Texas are skilled foster parents who serve children with a variety of needs. We specialize in helping teens in the foster care system have hope and a future with our L.A.U.N.C.H! program and have families who are known for their ability to care for children with primary medical needs. Several of our families have been recognized by the Texas Foster Family Association as being Foster Parents of the Year. Come see what all the fuss is about in our Tyler office!

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