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
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:
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.
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.