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 1000 completed adoptions since our beginning in April 1954.
What kind of families can become foster and adoptive families? What do we need to do?
The prospective foster/ adoptive parents may be single or married and must:
▸ Be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults
▸ Provide documentation of at least a high school degree or GED
▸ Complete an application
▸ Provide 7 references from relatives and non-relatives
▸ Allow staff to complete a criminal history background check and an abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household
▸ Complete a physical for all household members
▸ Show proof of marriage and/or divorce
▸ Agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members
▸ Attend trainings to learn about issues of abused and neglected children
▸ Have adequate sleeping space
▸ Agree to a non-physical discipline policy
▸ Permit fire, health, and safety inspections of the home
▸ Obtain TB testing as required by the local Health Department for household members
▸ Attend specified training hours, depending on the therapeutic needs of the children you care for
So we become a foster family. Then what?
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.
Interested? Give us a call!
Children’s Home of Lubbock
PO Box 2824
Lubbock, Texas 79408