Foster parents are incredibly important in a child’s life, serving as a bridge to a more hopeful, stable future and providing children a home where they can feel safe, secure and nurtured.
Why become a foster parent?
Foster parents have the unique opportunity to give a child a second chance at childhood, helping them to heal and move on from the circumstances that brought them to foster care.
Each child in foster care shares a gripping story—being removed from their home and placed in foster care is a difficult and stressful experience for any child. While most children dream of a new bike, Disneyland or birthday parties, children in foster care dream of safety, shelter and a loving family. What better gift can you give a child than the opportunity to live in a safe, loving home?
Effectively raising a foster child requires a lot of work, but it is an incredibly rewarding path. Many foster parents feel they are “meant” to do this. They describe it as a “calling” and find the responsibility highly rewarding.Foster Today
Why choose Upbring?
When you foster through Upbring Foster In Texas (FIT), you are joining a team of people helping children succeed. While the child will be in your care, you will not be alone in raising that child. Our highly regarded team of knowledgeable, effective caseworkers will help you every step of the way.
We touch the lives of more than 1,100 children in foster care every year, through our 14 offices across Texas. To help ensure a positive experience for foster families and the children in their care, we provide an array of training, support and resources:
- Ongoing, superior, specialized training, including trauma-informed care.
- Individual counseling and therapy for each foster child.
- 24–hour on-call support services for emergency consultations and situations.
- Financial reimbursement, which varies depending upon the specialized needs of the child, and a stipend for clothing expenses.
- Health insurance by Star Health through the Superior Health Network.
- Respite care benefits when you need a break.
Foster In Texas is a program of Upbring, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.