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4KIDS of South Texas is dedicated to ensuring that children in need have excellent care and housing. Our goal is to provide quality supervision, care and support – physical, emotional, social, and spiritual – for children in the foster care system. In order to achieve this objective, 4KIDS recruits and accepts applications from qualified, mature adults interested in fostering and adopting children in the care of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS).

To become a 4KIDS foster/adopt parent, you must meet the follow qualifications:

  •  Be at least 25 years of age
  •  Be a legal resident of the United States
  •  Have a clean criminal record for at least five years and no history of abusing children
  •  Have a high school diploma/GED
  •  Have been married, divorced, widowed or single for at least one year
  •  Be gainfully employed and financially stable with monthly income more than expenses
  •  Have a driver’s license, auto insurance and dependable transportation
  •  Complete the Foster/Adopt Parent Application Process and submit all necessary documents
  •  Complete required pre-service classes of parent training of approximately 35 hours
  •  Become certified and maintain certification in CPR and First Aid
  •  Your home must pass health and fire inspections
  •  Have a bedroom of at least 80 square feet for one child or 40 square feet per child if sharing a room
  •  Be willing to abide by a policy of no physical discipline
  •  Pass a Home Study Assessment
  •  Maintain annual training requirements of 30 hours/year for each parent
  •  Be a responsible, mature adult capable of meeting the needs of children in care
  •  Demonstrate a lifestyle that embraces the basic tenets of the Christian faith, including involvement in a local church