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Our Programs

DePelchin Children’s Center believes that every child deserves to be safe and healthy. An accredited foster care and adoption agency, DePelchin serves the most vulnerable children and families in Texas and works to break the cycles of abuse and neglect. Our approach to caring for children integrates prevention, foster care, adoption and post-adoption programs to improve the mental health and physical well-being of children who are at risk of entering or are in the State’s child welfare system. 

DePelchin’s programs include:

Foster Care and Adoption

DePelchin supports couples and individuals across the State of Texas and throughout the Greater Houston area who can provide temporary care or forever homes for children in the foster care system.

Birth Mother Program

DePelchin guides and supports birth mothers, fathers and their families through each step of the adoption journey.


DePelchin offers post-adoption support to adoptees, birth parents and adoptive families. 


DePelchin offers offers free individual and family counseling to help families address a range of issues, including behavioral problems and problems at school.

Parenting Programs

DePelchin offers parenting programs to help parents build and maintain healthy relationships with their children and work through family challenges.

School-Based Programs

DePelchin provides free individual, school-based counseling in Greater Houston
and Baytown schools to support youth struggling with a range of issues, including behavioral problems and problems at school.

Our Locations

DePelchin’s foster care and adoption services are available at locations across the State of Texas, including Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Lubbock.  DePelchin's other services are available at the main Houston campus on Memorial Drive and at other convenient locations throughout the Greater Houston area.