Foster Care & Adoption

Bringing Children’s Home to Your Family

Children’s Home of Lubbock is fully licensed to complete home studies, counseling, and other processes necessary to complete adoptions for boys and girls in our care. In 2020, we celebrated and surpassed the milestone of 1,000 completed adoptions since our beginning in April 1954.

Children’s Home of Lubbock is looking for West Texas families to become licensed foster parents and adoptive parents. As a foster parent for the Children’s Home, folks can expect to have an experienced case manager dedicated to their foster family’s needs, ability to participate in monthly foster parent support group, and have access to a community of resources to make the foster care experience the best it can be.

Our foster care/adoption program includes services such as basic foster care, therapeutic foster care, foster to adopt “Legal Risk” placements, special needs adoption, post-adoption services, and monthly foster/adoptive family support groups.

Foster Care/Adoption Requirements

Thinking of becoming a foster parent? Wondering if adoption is for your family? Here are the basic requirements to be a foster or adoptive parent at the Home:

  • Be at least 21 years old, financially stable, and responsible, mature adult
  • Provide documentation of at least a high school degree or GED
  • Allow a criminal history background check and an abuse/neglect check on all individuals in the home thirteen or older
  • Be single or married for a minimum of two years
  • If married, the marriage must be a traditional marriage between a man and a woman
  • Agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members
  • Attend required training aimed to educate about child abuse, trauma, and neglect
  • Provide relative and non-relative references

Special Needs Adoptions


In the State of Texas, a special needs adoption is described as the adoption of older children and harder to place children from the CPS system.

To qualify for a special needs adoption the child must be:

  • In the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services, and
  • A minority single child over the age of 2, or
  • An Anglo single child over the age of 6, or
  • A sibling group of children of any age, or
  • A child with a pre-existing developmental disability.

These children’s adoptive families qualify for Adoption Assistance from State and Federal programs. Adoption Assistance includes:

  • Free Tuition and Fees to any Texas state college or university
  • Adoption Subsidy paid monthly to the family until the child is 18
  • Texas Medicaid Healthcare Insurance benefits until the child is 18
  • Attorney and Non-Reoccurring adoption costs reimbursed up to $1500.00
  • Federal Tax Credit

Foster Care Application

For more information email or contact our staff:


Ben Witt, Unit Director: Therapeutic Foster Care (ext. 228)
Ashley Cross, Unit Director: Foster Care/Adoptions (ext. 252)
Johnna Prather, Foster Care/Adoptive Home Developer (ext. 232)
Rachel Johnston, Foster Care/Adoptive Home Developer (ext. 214)
Taylor Haynes, Case Manager (ext. 215)
Amanda Todd, Case Manager (ext. 235)
Kailey McCall, Case Manager (ext. 212)

What Comes Next?

Now that you’ve applied to be a foster parent or adoptive parent at Children’s Home of Lubbock, here’s what you can expect next on your journey:

▸ Training

Before a child is ever placed in your home, we’ll provide specific training about foster care. As a foster parent you will receive on-going training to equip you to help the children in your home.

▸ Case Management

A case manager from Children’s Home of Lubbock will visit your home on a regular basis to provide support and direction.

▸ 24-hour On Call

Staff of Children’s Home of Lubbock will be available 24 hours a day to help foster parents deal with difficult situations.

▸ Medical Care

The medical needs of all foster children in care are covered by Texas Medicaid.

▸ Foster to Adopt

When adoption is in the child’s best interest, that child’s foster parents will be given the opportunity to adopt. Dual licensing (Foster care and Adoption) is available through our agency.

▸ Satisfaction

Foster parents gain a sense of satisfaction in knowing that you are giving a needy child a good stable home. Without you this ministry would not exist. Foster Parent Appreciation events are scheduled each year to honor your commitment, service, and dedication to helping children.

Manifesting Christ through excellence in childcare.


4404 Idalou Road Lubbock, TX 79403