PHASE 1:  REQUIREMENTS

All foster families must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit a completed application

  • Clear a background check for all individuals in the house over the age of 14.

  • Be a responsible, mature, healthy adult at least 21 years of age.

  • Couples must be legally married for at least two years.

  • Have at least a high school diploma or GED.

  • Sufficient minimum income level.

  • Dependable transportation, a driver's license and auto liability insurance.

  • A 80 square foot bedroom dedicated to 1-2 children fostered. 40 sq.ft per each additional child.

  • Willing to abide by a policy of no physical discipline.

  • Be a legal resident or citizen of the United States of America.

  • Complete & have an approved home study by a licensed Guardian’s Promise staff member.

PHASE 2: TRAINING

​After meeting the initial requirements, Foster families will need to complete the following training: ( 30 hours )

  • Comprehensive pre-certification foster parent training which includes but is not limited to:

  • Behavior Management Intervention. 

  • CPR/First Aid training obtained through a certified state provider.

  • Medication administration

  • Additional training will be required for fostering children under two years old.


 

PHASE 3: LICENSING & SUPPORT

Once families meet phase 1 and phase 2 of the application process, a license will be issued.  Guardian’s Promise is licensed to serve children at the basic, moderate, and specialized levels.  

After the placement of a child, a Guardian’s Promise staff member will visit your home monthly to provide emotional and practical support. A staff member is available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, we can coordinate respite services to provide you with rest as needed. Through our contract with Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (DFFPS), we provide financial reimbursement to foster families in the great Houston area. ** 30 hours of training is required annually for foster parents.

FOSTER PARENT PROCESS

Contact us:

 Betsy: 832-202-4098

betsy@guardianspromise.com

10101 Fondren Rd., #100

Houston, TX  77096