Foster Care


DePelchin believes every child deserves a safe, loving home.  Through our foster care program, we partner with couples and individuals throughout the State of Texas who can provide temporary care for children removed from their birth families because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. 

Many of these children have experienced trauma and desperately need the care and support of a loving foster family.  

Children in Need of Foster Families

With thousands of children in foster care in Texas, the need for safe, loving homes has never been greater.  Children of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds need foster families, specifically:

  • Sibling groups
  • Infants
  • Children 8 years and older
  • African American children
  • Children with medical needs
  • Children facing physical, mental or emotional challenges because of past abuse or neglect

Becoming a Foster Parent with DePelchin

To foster a child, prospective parents should meet a number of minimum requirements.  The process of becoming a foster parent with DePelchin typically lasts between three and six months.  For an overview of the process, visit our Becoming a Foster Parent page.

Foster Parent Support

DePelchin understands that the commitment to foster a child comes with great rewards - and great challenges.  That’s why we’re here to support our foster families every step of the way.   In addition to monthly financial assistance for each child in the home, we offer a range of services to families, including specialized training, therapeutic counseling, in-home support and 24-hour crisis intervention. 

Contact Us

If you are interested in making a difference in a child’s life and joining the DePelchin family, we invite you to participate in an informational orientation to begin the process of fostering a child. 

Informational orientations are available throughout the Greater Houston area at our main campus or at one of our satellite locations.  Visit the orientation calendar to learn more. Registration is not required to attend.

For informational orientations in Austin, San Antonio, Brownwood or Lubbock, please call our office directly.

Houston: (713) 802-6200
Austin: (512) 719-3222
San Antonio: (210) 691-3222
Brownwood: (325) 646-3222
Lubbock: (806) 745-3222

For more information about our foster care program, contact us at  If you have specific questions about foster care or would like to speak with one of our staff members, please complete our online inquiry form.