Become a foster parent
It's Never Too Late To Become
A FOSTER PARENT
Our foster home candidates come from all walks of life. Some are homeowners, apartment renters, lives in rural communities, suburbs or in the city. Some are married, single, widowed or divorced. Our foster home candidates must be 21 years of age or older, and are mature responsible adults. Our candidates must be financially stable; however, candidates will receive some funding for aid and support. Our foster homes are held to the highest standards, must be clean, clutter free, and safe for our children to live and grow. All of our foster homes go through a rigorous home study assessment that carefully lists each requirement necessary for each foster home. Each requirement meets the minimum standards identified for foster homes that are outlined by the State of Texas. The following list is not exclusive, since each home is different and other requirements may apply. WCKF has a trained home-study staff that works with each foster home candidate in identifying requirements and preparing the home to pass inspection.
ALL ARE WELCOMED
WCKF will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in licensing foster parents.
The Benefits of Becoming a Foster Parent
Our services provides a stable home environment for children. We go above and beyond to equip foster families with tools necessary to be successful foster parents. Furthermore, we believe through our services all youth can achieve their full potentials.
To achieve the above, we provide parental skills, behavioral coping skills, as well as ensuring the physical, emotional and well being of our kids.
We also provide a host of trainings and other resources to help families be successful. We are here to support you and your family on your journey to becoming great foster parents.
Basic Requirements of Fostering
Individuals interested in becoming a foster parent must meet state requirements for licensure, including but not limited to the following:
At least 21 years of age (in most states)
Must be a US citizen
Have a stable income
Have adequate room in the home to accommodate any additional child or children
Own or rent your place of residency
Pass a criminal background check, including reports of any abuse/neglect, domestic violence, etc.