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Texas Foster Care


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Foster Care Basic Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Can be married or single.
  • Be willing to attend pre-service training and participate in a home study.
  • Undergo a criminal background check.
  • All prospective foster and adoptive parents attend approximately ten weeks of pre-service training known as PRIDE (Parents Resource for Information Development Education).
  • Allow no more than 6 children in the home including your own children or children for whom you provide day care.
  • Agree to a nonphysical discipline policy.
  • Permit fire, health and safety inspections of the home.
  • Vaccinate all pets.
  • Obtain and maintain CPR/First Aid Certification.

Contact Information:

Use the information located on this page to decide your next steps to becoming a foster parent for the state of Texas or call 1-800-233-3405.

Foster Care Adoption:

Learn more about adopting in Texas.

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