Becoming A Foster Parent

If you’ve ever thought about being a foster parent but didnt know where to start or what to ask…

First, you must meet the basic requirements. To become a foster parent with Family To Family, you must:

  • Be at least 23 years of age or older
  • Have a clear criminal background check
  • Have enough room in your home to accomodate another child or children
  • Be financially stable enough to provide for the needs of children placed in the home
  • Be willing to complete training and paperwork requirements
  • Be willing to provide a safe, loving, and caring home for children that have been abused and/orneglected

The first step is to attend a foster care informational meeting, which are conducted at the Family To Family office and at locations in the community.  At the information meeting you will have an opportunity to meet the program staff and receive an overview of the foster care program, including its goals, mission, and the needs and characteristics of children served.  Prospective foster parents will be introduced to Family To Family policies and procedures as well as Texas Minimum Standards.  A step by step description of verfication process, including necessary foster parent training, documentation and paperwork and homestudy  will be provided at the informational meeting.  Bring as many questions as you have to the meeting! It is our goal for you to leave feeling as informed as you need to be about the fostering process.  Our next informational meetings are on the following dates and locations:

September 26th, 2013, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Cinco Ranch Library. 2620 Commercial Center Blvd. Katy, Texas 77494

October 3rd, 2013, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Sugarland Library, 550  Eldridge, Sugarland, Texas 77478

Feel free to come to either upcoming meeting.  Updated meeting dates will be listed on the blog.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me  Family To Family office at 281-342-4092 or via email at casey@fam2fam.org    We really hope to see you soon at one of our informational meetings!

 


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