We have an orphan crisis in our country. Here in South Texas, the situation is no better. In response to this crisis, we formed 4KIDS of South Texas with the simple goal of doing everything possible to serve the needs of orphans and the families that serve them. While serving as foster parents, learning to meet the needs of the children in our homes, the founders of 4KIDS of South Texas became acutely aware of the immense crisis children in our region are facing.

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God opened doors of opportunity to have a great impact 
on the foster care system and the families and children they serve. We realized there was a need for all children in foster care to have HOPE, for government agents to have HELP as they struggle to find good homes for children in crisis, and for the biological families of these kids to have opportunities to HEAL.

Our model of care was developed by 4KIDS of South Florida and has received national attention as a proven success, having helped kids in crisis for almost 20 years. Their level of care for these children is beyond what has been witnessed in any other agency. For this reason, we chose to use their model to help us reach our goals here in South Texas.

 

Mission

PROVIDING HOPE FOR KIDS IN CRISIS

Vision

A HOME FOR EVERY CHILD

Our Values

SACRIFICE

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

WHY DOES SOUTH TEXAS NEED 4KIDS & WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?

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    We are the only top-to-bottom Christian foster agency in Region 8 whose founding board is comprised of veteran foster families, church leaders and industry experts.

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    We are the only agency who trains families from an excellent, trauma-informed care model, coupled with veteran foster parent practical skills.

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    Our model has been used in South Florida with staggering results that blow state averages out of the water.

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    We are the only agency that requires our families to have an equipped Care Community.

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    Kids find stability in 4KIDS foster homes, with an average of 0-1 moves (compared to state averages of 2-6 moves); therefore, healing begins faster and progresses more quickly.

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    Equipped, supported and resourced foster families are able to walk with a child until they have permanency.

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    4KIDS relies heavily on private funding in order to provide complete care for the families and children. All decisions, from verifying a family to placing a child in a particular home, are based solely on the child’s and the family’s best interest and never based on the bottom line.

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    We are able to be more selective and verify only quality families. Through our home study, we determine which children that home would best serve and wait for the optimal match. We do not call a family who feels best-suited to serve toddlers and ask them to take a teen. When less-than-excellent matches are made, children in foster care experience the trauma of another move, and foster families end up burned out and quit.

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    We facilitate and actively pursue permanency for kids. Permanency for children ultimately costs the agency lost revenue from the state. Our private supplemental income allows us to pursue what is in the best interest of the children and the foster families we serve!