You might be a 4KIDS foster family if:

  • You demonstrate a lifestyle that embraces the basic tenets of the Christian faith, including involvement in a local church.

  • You can commit to live by the 4KIDS Core Values – S.P.I.C.E.

    • Sacrifice – serving with the heart of God, whatever the cost.

    • Perseverance – never giving up on a child.

    • Integrity – in everything, above reproach.

    • Compassion – walking with children on their path to redemption.

    • Excellence – giving our best to those in need.

  • You embrace the opportunity for ministry investment in a child’s life including a commitment to prayer.

  • You are flexible.

  • You can celebrate training as part of the continuing education program to be the best parent possible.

  • You are willing to abide by a policy of no physical discipline (a legal requirement) and ready to explore and learn alternative ways to correct and direct a child’s behavior.

  • You will be committed to initial and ongoing training.

Steps to Foster

Overview of Process

  1. The first step is to pray about becoming a foster parent. Is God calling you to foster? Opening your heart and your home to children in foster care is something every family should thoughtfully and prayerfully consider. If you have more specific questions, reach out to 4KIDS of Central Texas.

  2. Attending Awareness Orientation and completing your Family Profile Paperwork is the second step in the process. Orientation allows you to become familiar with 4KIDS of Central Texas and give you an overview of what fostering entails. During this time, you will also be able to get answers to questions about the licensing process and how to begin moving forward.

  3. Prospective foster parents are required by the State of Texas to take a foster parent training course presented by 4KIDS. These classes are hosted by our 4KIDS team at various days and times throughout the year and prepare you to open your home. Approximately 33 hours of training.

  4. The licensing process includes home visits, background checks and other important steps to become a state-licensed foster family. Our 4KIDS Foster Care team members will guide you through this journey and prepare you and your family to care for kids!