Foster Care: Dallas & Fort Worth

EVERY child deserves a loving and supportive home.

How to become a Foster Family below.

Photo: Eduardo Quintana with children

BCFS Health and Human Services-Dallas and Fort Worth only offers Foster Care Services.

The number of children in the foster care system supersedes the amount of caring and supportive homes available. With a shortage of foster homes, BCFS is expanding its foster care program to include the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We are actively recruiting foster families to rise to the challenge and provide youth with a loving home. We are looking for families to invest themselves in the lives of children that are in desperate need of care, love, and a safe place to call home, even if it is only temporary. We believe in working together, and together we can make a difference in the lives of children and youth we serve.

BCFS Health and Human Services works with the State of Texas and the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement to match caring adults with children who need a home. Children in our care come from foreign countries and are placed in foster care as they await the federal government’s decision on how best to unify them with their families.

What is it like to be a Foster Family?

The lives of Foster Families mirror that of any other family: soccer practice and math homework, birthday parties and church on Sunday. BCFS Health and Human Services believes that all children in foster care should have the opportunity to grow up in a supportive family environment that gives them real-life role models and one-on-one parental guidance.

The Truth About Foster Care

For too long, myths have kept loving individuals and families from opening their homes to children in foster care. BCFS Health and Human Services is here to toss these common misconceptions out the window and give you the real truth about becoming a foster family.

  • IT WON’T COST YOU – Families receive a monthly stipend to assist with the basic needs of each child, such as food and clothing.
  • HEALTH CARE IS COVERED – Each child in foster care is covered by health and dental insurance. This covers all office visits, necessary medical procedures and medications.
  • YOU’RE NOT ALONE – BCFS Health and Human Services hosts a monthly foster parent support group, which addresses parenting challenges and provides tips for difficult situations. It also helps you meet other resource families who can share their own experiences and help you create a personal support network. Dinner and childcare are provided during these meetings.
  • BCFS IS THERE FOR YOU – Case managers are available 24/7/365. If there’s an emergency, BCFS HHS has an emergency on-call line to offer additional support and assistance.

See our Foster Care Overview Section for more information:

  • the children in need of a Foster Home
  • the responsibilities of Foster Families
  • basic eligibility requirements
  • the child/parent matching process
  • support services and trainings available to our families

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