Fostering In Texas
Across the United States there are more than 400,000 children living in foster homes. Currently, the Texas foster care system has over 30,000 children needing loving and supportive families to care for them while in the CPS system.
As a result, Therapeutic Family Life trains and equips families with skills to provide safe homes for children in care while meeting each child’s individual needs. Therapeutic Family Life verifies homes for Basic Foster Care, Therapeutic Foster Care, and Kinship Care that are qualified to care for the specific needs of children in the foster care system. Fostering in Texas can be complicating but we are here to help!
Basic Foster Care
These homes provide a temporary living environment intended to meet the basic developmental needs of a child. These basic needs include:
- Experiencing a loving family unit, safety and a sense of belonging
- Being provided with a proper education, nutrition and clothing
- Receiving appropriate supervision
- Learning healthy personal care and hygiene practices
- Having the opportunity to learn interpersonal skills and socialization
Therapeutic Foster Care
In addition to meeting the basic needs of a child, Therapeutic Foster homes provide added structure, support, and supervision. Physical, emotional, developmental, or sensory special needs or significant medical needs may be present in children needing placement in a therapeutic foster home. Consequently, children in therapeutic foster homes usually benefit from the services of a therapist or medical professional.
Why Be a Foster or Adoptive Parent?
Licensed family members or close family friends who license their home are considered Kinship Care homes. Rather than placing children in foster homes, Kinship Care makes it possible for children to remain with family.
Are you considering licensing your home and becoming a foster family, but worried about the cost of caring for foster children? Therapeutic Family Life provides a daily living subsidy to reimburse the cost of everyday care. Our licensed foster parents receive this reimbursement two times each month. If you are considering fostering in Texas you are in the correct place. We are here to help you every step of the way!