A Child Needs You Today.

Children outnumber available foster homes 44 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 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. These services are offered to ensure a successful placement.

Become a Foster Care Parent!

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, 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