Fostering is one of the most generous, loving, and needed actions you
can take to have a direct impact on the cycle of abuse that all too
often traps generations. Most children and youth in foster care have
been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect and need the
care of a loving foster family or parent. At Foster in Austin, a program
of the Austin Children's Shelter, we partner with couples and
individuals who want to help break that cycle by providing temporary
nurturing and safe homes for children and youth in the foster care
At ACS we have been responding to the individual needs of children
who have experienced trauma and loss and we can provide a continuum of
care by our trained and caring staff. Our commitment to providing the
best possible care for children and youth extends to our foster parents
through a robust and responsive support system.
Sunday Nov 16, 5-7pm
Sunday Nov 23 - Spirit Fest
Sunday Dec 7, 5:30-7:30pm
Sunday Dec 14, 5-7pm
Most anyone over the age of 25 who can pass a criminal background check and provide a safe and supportive home can become a foster parent. We are looking for individuals and families who share our Guiding Principles. Learn more about Becoming a Foster Parent.
Becoming a foster parent will be both rewarding and challenging. Prospective foster parents must meet certain requirements that include an orientation, training and a home study. The process takes two to four months to complete.
Becoming a foster parent will be both rewarding and challenging and we understand that you will need support and training to help you. Foster in Austin will be with you each step of the way and offers 24 hour support, extensive training, respite services, home visits and more. Learn more about Support for Foster Parents.
View our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
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Learn about the next steps, find contact information or ask us to contact you here.