Below is a list of agencies that you can apply to get your license with. All licensed families, regardless of what agency you choose, are licensed by the State of Texas and must complete minimum standard training requirements. Licensing agencies have varying training expectations, beliefs, foster family support, and areas of the community they serve. Due diligence will serve to provide the perfect selection for every family interested in becoming a foster family.
Process to becoming a Foster Parent The process of becoming a foster and adoptive parent typically lasts between three and six months, depending on the agency and may include these steps:
Participate in an informational orientation
Submit a complete application and other documentation
Complete the required trauma-informed training program
Participate in a home study
Receive approval to be a verified foster or approved adoptive home