A Child Needs You Today.

Children outnumber available foster homes 40 to 1. The need for foster homes in Bexar County to help children heal from abuse and neglect is a critical level. If you have thought about being a foster care parent, now is the time to do it.  Becoming a foster parent is one of the most difficult but most rewarding jobs a person can do. A foster parent provides love and support to a child in need.

The first priority for children removed from their home is to place them with a loving family. Our foster care and foster to adopt program is licensed to recruit and train families to become foster care parents. Foster families are provided with wrap-around services, including case management, trauma-informed care training, therapeutic and recreational services.  We also provide adoption services to help families complete the journey to become parents.

Become a Foster Care Parent!

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent or in foster to adopt, please fill out this information request form.  One of our foster care case managers will contact you. You can call also call (210) 659-1901 for more information. If you are ready to apply, please complete the Foster Parent Application and submit your application to fostercare@boysvilletexas.org. For more information about our foster home and Foster Care Program in San Antonio, call (210) 945-1537.
Apply to be a Foster Parent Information Request Form

Foster Parent Criteria

To become a foster parent, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Be enthusiastic and committed to working with children in crisis who need out of home care.
  • Be a responsible, mature adult of at least 21 years old.
  • Be physically and emotionally healthy.
  • Be financially self-sufficient.
  • Be committed to working with traumatized children.
  • Have a reliable, registered, and insured automobile.
  • Pass a criminal history, domestic violence history and abuse database check. All members of the family 14 years and older must submit to a FBI fingerprint screening
  • Participate in pre-service training, including Orientation, PRIDE (Parent Resource for Information, Development and Education), Behavior Management (SAMA), Psychotropic Medication and CPR/First Aid.
  • All family members agree to participate in extensive interviews and a comprehensive home assessment.
Have questions about being a Boysville Foster Parent?
For more information on our community-based foster program, contact:
Robyn Gambrel
Chief Operating Officer/Foster Care
(210) 659-1901