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Myths About Foster Care Adoption

There are many misconceptions about becoming a foster parent or adopting from foster care. We made this infographic to dispel some of the misinformation out there about foster care and to bring you the facts. We invite you to learn more about becoming a foster parent or starting your foster care adoption journey by attending an orientation at one of our Houston locations or calling one of our offices in Austin, Lubbock or San Antonio.

Myth: I need to be rich to be a foster parent or adopt.

Fact: Foster parents come from all income levels. The cost to adopt from foster care are minimal and a lot of them are reimbursed by the state.

Myth: I have to be married to be a foster parent.

Fact: Foster parents can be married, single, widowed or divorced.

Myth: I can't be a foster parent if I work full time.

Fact: Foster parents can work full time, part time, be retired or stay at home.

Myth: I have to own a home to be a foster parent.

Fact: Foster parents can be renters or homeowners, live in an apartment or a home.

Myth: Each foster child needs a room of their own.

Fact: Foster children only require a bed of their own.

Myth: I have no control over which children I'm asked to foster.

Fact: While you cannot choose the specific children you foster, you can specify an age range and gender you prefer. Children over the age of 10 and sibling groups are the children most in need.