DePelchin Children’s Center believes every child deserves a safe and loving home. Every day in the State of Texas, children are removed from their birth families because of abuse, neglect or abandonment and desperately need the care of a loving family.
Through our foster care program, DePelchin partners with couples and individuals who can provide temporary care for children until they can return home safely. When a child is removed from the birth home, Child Protective Services will contact DePelchin or another community agency to help place that child in a foster family. Some of these children are eventually reunited with their birth families, but there are also many children who are unable to be reunited and are ‘legally free’ for adoption.
Through our foster care to adoption program, DePelchin supports couples and individuals wanting to adopt children who are in foster care and need a loving forever family. To view the requirements of a foster parent, please see our Prospective Parent page.
At DePelchin, we are committed to helping kinship caregivers provide the best care for their families. One way we do this is by guiding kinship caregivers along the path to becoming a kinship foster family. Kinship foster families qualify to receive the financial support they need to care for the children in their home.