Austin Children's Services

Foster in Austin

 Foster in Austin Become a Foster Parent Support FAQs

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 system.

Why Should I Foster Through ACS?
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.

Upcoming Orientations:

Sunday Jan. 11th  5-7pm
Sunday Jan. 25th  5-7pm
Sunday Feb. 15th  5-7pm
Sunday Feb. 22nd  5-7pm
Sunday March 8th  5-7 pm
Sunday March 22nd  5-7pm



Who Can Be a Foster Parent?
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
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.

Support for Foster Parents
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.

Download a printable brochure.

I'm Interested. What's next?
Learn about the next steps, find contact information or ask us to contact you here.

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