Interested in Fostering or Adopting? We can’t wait to connect with you!
DePelchin’s families come in all shapes and sizes. They are single or married, same-sex or traditional, working or retired. They are renters or homeowners, have children of their own or no parenting experience. What they all share is a genuine desire to care for children and the ability to provide a safe and loving home. To foster and adopt a child, prospective parents should meet the following minimum requirements:
*To be licensed through DePelchin, you must live within 80 miles of the following locations: Houston, Austin, Lubbock and San Antonio.
The process of becoming a foster and adoptive parent with DePelchin typically lasts between three and six months and includes these five steps below. Hover over a milestone step in the process to see more details.
The process of becoming a foster and adoptive parent with DePelchin typically lasts between three and six months and includes these five steps:
Due to the similar nature of the application processes, orientations for foster care and adoption are combined. To learn more and view our virtual informational orientation sessions, please click the button below.
We are here to help. If you have specific questions about foster care and/or adoption, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foster and adoptive families receive an array of services and supports from the state including health and dental coverage for children, WIC Benefits, and in-state college tuition. DePelchin families also have access to: