When locating an agency to assist you in building your family through foster care or adoption, you should consider your family’s personal preferences provided by that agency.

Our network is the heart of the community-based care model, centered on addressing the specific needs of children and youth in foster care.

Region 8b includes the following counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Calhoun, Comal, De Witt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Wilson and Zavala counties.

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1Hope for Kids, Inc.



Michelle Schmitz
Levi Mawhirter


1HOPE for Kids is a Foster Care and Adoption agency in Bexar, Comal, and surrounding counties, training, licensing, and supporting Christian families.

A World for Children



Lupe Vaquera


Our agency began in 1997 with a single office in Round Rock. Today, while our corporate office remains in Round Rock, A World For Children is now represented across the State, with 14 offices, including an office in San Antonio and Victoria.

A. B. E. Residential


Alvenus Franklin, Executive Director




A.B.E. Residential is located in Houston in region 6. They serve boys 5-13 and provide programming for Emotional Disorders.

Advantage Adoptions

Jeanette M. Willis, CEO/LCPAA,


Advantage Adoptions is located in in Fort Worth and serve males and females ages 0-17. They provide programming for Emotional Disorders.

Agape Manor Home CPA



Jacob Mathew




Serving Regions 3 and 6 – We currently serve children in foster care with both Basic and Therapeutic needs in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas.

Angel’s Nest SIL



Malika Bruno, Director





Our mission is to meet the need, make a connection, and change the trajectory of each individual served through education, skills, wellness, and independence. We desire for those served to become confident, have healthy relationships, and cope with difficulties in a way that is positive. Our pivot program is a three-tier system developed to foster independence of young adults who have had minimal opportunity to develop life skills, interrupted educational opportunities, and experiences which hindered their overall wellness. Our staff is trauma-informed, which shapes the way in which we communicate with our residents.


Angelheart CPA



Round Rock Location
3001 Joe Dimaggio Blvd, Suite 1100
Round Rock, TX 78665
Phone: 512.310.9857
Fax: 512.310.9531


North Richland Hills Office
9141 Belshire Drive
North Richland Hills, TX 76182
Phone: 817.893.5420
Fax: 817.893.5544


Temple Location
5252 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76502
Phone: 254.933.7155
Fax: 254.933.7112


Angelheart, Inc.’s mission statement is to have a positive impact in the heart of every child we serve. Angelheart serves families in the Round Rock, DFW, and Temple areas.

Angelic House of Hope

Shelia Bellow, CEO

Phone: 281-734-6250

Email: angelichouseofhope@gmail.com


Angelic House of Hope is located in Houston in region 6. They serve girls ages 5-17. They provide programming for emotional disorders, MR, and PDD.

Arrow Child and Family Ministries



Chelci Schaefer
210.457.1200 x 1205


San Antonio Office-

401 E Sonterra Blvd, Suite 125
San Antonio, TX 78258
Phone: (210) 457-1200
Fax: (210) 457-1215


Arrow was founded in 1992 with one office in Austin, Texas. Since then, we’ve expanded across the state with many more offices and programs to serve children and families.

Azleway Children’s Services



Amy Brackley, Recruitment




Azleway – A faith based agency, providing opportunities through quality services to children and families. Azleway has offices located in Tyler, DFW, Houston/Humble, and in Nacogdoches.




Miguel Ordonez


10103 Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78230


BCFS Health and Human Services offers foster care in the Dallas/Fort WorthTyler and San Antonio, Texas.

Beacon of Hope



3833 S Alameda. Corpus Christi, TX 78411



Beacon of Hope is a Texas Based Foster Care and Adoption Agency located in Corpus Christi Texas. We are a small, dedicated group of professionals that work exclusively in the South Texas region to provide individualized attention to foster and adoptive parents.




Leticia Gomez
210.659.1901 x2243


Boysville Children’s Home and Shelter, the Home with a Heart, was founded in 1943 as a result of Rev. Don Holiman’s observation of orphaned, homeless and abandoned boys sleeping in San Antonio’s Travis Park. Today, we provide a continuum of trauma-informed services and care for children and caregivers affected by abuse, neglect, and family crisis.

Bridges to Permanency


For our Development Department:
Call or email Kerry Boykins, MA:
Email: kerry@bridgestopermanency.com

For General Information: Email:  info@bridgestopermanency.com


The goal for our organization is to help children in care reach their permanency, through foster care, adoption or long-term family care. Bridges to Permanency’s office is located in Rosenburg.

Brooksville Youth Academy





Brooksville Youth Academy is located out of state in Brooksville, FL. They provide services to males ages 13-17 with residential treatment needs.

Buckner Child and Family Services



Evey Baskin




Dedicated to finding families for children, rather than finding children for families. Buckner has office locations in Amarillo, Lubbock, Lufkin, Midland, DFW, Beaumont, Longview, and the Rio Grande Valley.

Caring Hearts for Children


Carrie Bell SIL


Dana Barnes, Director





Carrie Bell Supervised Independent Living LLC. The SIL is located in Converse and is a Shared Housing setting. They accept males, females, and moms with children. We are committed to assisting young women, women with children and men aging out of the DFPS system to gain independence in a safe and structured environment. The Carrie Bell Center consists of 2 townhomes that will house 6-8 young adults. The townhomes will have spacing available for therapy appointments, sessions with case managers, leisure time, resume’ building, and job searching.

Carrying Hope

Kristin Finan, Executive Director




Carrying Hope SIL in the Belong network. They are located in Bastrop.

Children of Diversity



3845 Cypress Creek Parkway
Suite 450
Houston, TX 77068



Our mission is to provide a stable, nurturing, and supportive family environment for every child in order to reach their full potential in an ever changing global society. Children of Diversity is based in Houston.

Children’s Aid Society of West Texas



Sheila Carton, Executive Director





Children’s Aid Society is located in Wichita Falls in region 1. They serve both males and females ages 0-17 and provide emergency shelter and transitional living services.

Children’s Hope


Corporate Office Adress: 

P.O. Box 64786 Lubbock, Texas 79464




Children’s Hope serves primarily the Texas Panhandle region. They do not currently service the Greater San Antonio area.

Children’s Home of Lubbock


Rebecca Schmuck-Galindo

Emergency Shelter Unit Director


806-762-0481 Ext. 246


Children’s Home of Lubbock is located in Lubbock, Region 1. They provide emergency care services for boys and girls ages 0-18.

Circle of Care





Our Mission is to enhance children, youth, and families’ ability for effective living and growth through comprehensive social and mental health services. Circles of Care has office locations in SaladoCorpus ChristiDallas/Tyler/LongviewHoustonLaredo, and in the Rio Grande Valley

Circle of Living Hope



Adrian Garza


Office: 1-877-240-4673 ext 146


Circle of Living Hope(COLH) was founded in 2006, we strive to lead children in a way that will help them Keep Hope Alive, through faith and spiritual guidance. COLH’s purpose is to provide a therapeutic environment for children previously traumatized by some type of abuse and/or neglect. COLH has an office in San Antonio.

Clear Vision Youth Center

Provider Primary Contact:
Name: Krystal Williams
Phone: 346-667-9549
Email Address: cvyouthcenter1@gmail.com

Clear Vision Youth Center is located in Sugarland in region 6. They serve girls ages 5-12 and provide programming for emotional disorders.




Lamar Ratto


DePelchin Children’s Center supports and sustains children and the families who care for them. We provide comprehensive services focused on ensuring all children are part of safe, caring homes. DePelchin has office locations in San Antonio, Houston, Austin, and Lubbock.

Divinity Family Services



Rebecca Easley


Foster care, grow hope, always serve! Divinity’s goal is to lead the State of Texas in providing hope and healing for children who have been removed and placed in foster care. We are changing the face of foster care! Divinity serves the following areas:

Bexar County (San Antonio) and the surrounding counties of CPS Region 8.

Travis County (Austin) and the surrounding counties of CPS Region 7.

Tarrant County (Fort Worth) and all counties of Region 3 East and West.

Edens Place Inc.

Name: Renee White

Phone: 214-957-1154

Email Address: renee@edensplace.org


Eden’s Place is located in Dallas in region 3E. They serve girls, ages 10-17 and provide programming for Emotional Disorders.

Ember Hope



Brenda Watkins


For nearly 100 years EmberHope Youthville has worked to help transform the lives of thousands of at-risk youth and teens.  With shared headquarters in Newton, Kan. and San Antonio, Texas, EmberHope Youthville’s mission includes foster care, adoption, residential programs, and counseling for both individuals and families in both communities.

Familial SIL

Cassaundra Martinez





Familial SIL is located in San Antonio and is a shared housing setting in an apartment complex that accepts males and females. They can also provide Enhanced Case Management services.

Families Especial



Andrea Saxon
Mimi Cisneros
830.816.2266 after hrs 210.362.0604


Families Especial, Inc. is a private child placing agency with management and
staff devoted to encouraging and developing solid relationships with prospective
and verified foster parents or adoptive parents and the children they are parenting. Office locations are in Boerne and Brownsville.

Family Link

Charlotte Ludwig



Family to Family Adoptions


Debbie Seiler

cell 832-520-7527



Family to Family is located in Richmond in Region 6. They serve boys and girls ages 0-17. The provide programming for MR, PMN, PDD, and IDD.

Foster Texas, LLC





Foster Texas is a child placement agency that helps children become members of permanent families in El Paso, Dallas, and Waco, TX.

Garden of Hope of Central Texas

Contact Name: Tina Capito
Phone: Cell: 254-462-7712
Email Address: t.capito@gohctx.com


Garden of Hope CPA is located in Killeen in region 7. They serve boys and girls 0-18 years of age. They provide programming for Emotional Disorders, PDD and MR.

Good Hearts






Our philosophy on being a foster parent(s) with Good Hearts is that we want to strive to be the best for the children in our care. We believe that foster parents apply, to have the title of “parents,” not “caregivers.” Good Hearts services the Houston and Austin areas.

Grace Manor Incorporated





We strive to be the best in all areas of foster care and adoption by providing individualized care to our children and families. Grace Manor has offices located in Tyler, Center, Conroe, and Nacogdoches.

Gryphen House

Morgan Farmer, Executive Director
Phone: (512) 922-0710


Gryphen House is located in Belton in region 7. They serve girls, ages 11-17 and provide Emergency Care services.

Hands of Healing



RGV Child Placement Agency:
2032 N. 77 Sunshine Strip 507 Harlingen, TX 78550

Office: (956) 230-3600
Fax: (956) 338-5688


Program Administrator:
Edna Martinez-Hernandez:


Houston Child Placement Agency:
507 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. E. #130,  Houston, TX 77060

Office: (832) 328-0104
Fax: (888) 367-9329


Program Administrator:
Tanya Bryant


We strongly believe that youth belong at home with their families and that youth are most effectively served in their own communities.  Our expert staff takes pride in providing high-risk adolescents with the educational support, structured supervision, and guidance needed to empower youth to make positive changes in their lives. Located in the Rio Grande Valley and in Houston.

Have Haven



Elizabeth Mesfin




Have Haven is dedicated to improving the lives of each individual that comes into our care by meeting the physical, emotional, and therapeutic needs of each child. Have Haven is based out of Houston

Helping Hand Home for Children



3804 Avenue B
Austin, TX 78751

Phone: (512) 459-3353


We believe that each child deserves a loving and permanent home. Our goal is to protect and restore the lives of victimized children, so that those without hope can reclaim their futures. We enrich, educate and empower through loving care, professional treatment and innovative services that heal.

Hill Country Youth Ranch



Krystle Ramsay, HCYR’s Director of Adoptions




HCYR is now licensed to place children in private homes with the aim of matching them with a compatible and well-prepared adopting couple, providing ongoing support to all members of the newly formed family.

House of Hope

Contact Name: Wendy Smith

Phone: 832-263-9378

Email Address: Wendy@houstonshoh.org


Houston’s House of Hope is located in Baytown in region 6. They serve boys ages 6-18. They provide programming for emotional disorders, MR, and PDD.

House of Hope RTC, LLC

Name/Title : Marinda Turkson-Oladimeji

Email: mturkson@hohrtc.com


House of Hope’s 2nd facility is located in Spring in region 6. They serve girls ages 7-17 and provide programming for emotional disorders.

Jonathan’s Place





Garland Office

Counties Served: Dallas, Collin, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall, Hunt, and Ellis
Contact Name: Annette Shelton
Contact Number: (469) 676-6962


Fort Worth Office

Counties: Tarrant, Parker, Palo Pinto, Erath, Somervell, Johnson, and Hood
Contact Name: Anjanette Michelsen
Contact Number: (682) 267-0445


Jonathan’s Place Foster Care and Foster-to-Adopt program is welcoming to all families and provides specialized training and guidance to help you provide a nurturing and stable home for children who have been abused or neglected.

Kismet Residential Services LLC

Larrina Rogers, Executive Director/Owner




Kismet is located in Tomball in region 6. They serve girls ages 10-17 and provider programming for Emotional Disorders and MR.

Lifeline Child & Family Services



Candice Exon


It is the mission of Lifeline Children and Family Services, Inc. to promote love, unconditional acceptance and healing to children, adolescents, adults and families through evidence-based practices, strategies and interventions. Lifeline has offices in Corsicana, DFW, Houston, and San Antonio.

Lighthouse FCAS



Claudia Kauffman


Lighthouse is a Christian, Bilingual Foster Care and Adoption agency in Bexar County and surrounding areas.

Lonestar Social Services



Christi Huff


At Lonestar Social Services, we believe that children are our gift to a brighter tomorrow. Committed to the best interests of children residing in Texas, our team works hard to bring families together through our foster care and adoption services.  Lonestar has an office in San Antonio, Austin, Beaumont, Dallas, Houston, Lubbock, and Tyler.

Matching Hearts CPA


Provider Point of Contact:
Name: Gabriella Arellano, Administrator
Phone Number: 281-898-3238
Email: Garellano@matchingheartstx.


Matching Hearts CPA is located in Dickinson in region 6. They serve all families wanting to adopt.

Noble Childrens’ Home


Passage of Youth

Laurice Jackson, Executive Director
Phone: 214-928-9292
Cell: 972-522-9659
Email: ljackson@passageofyouth.org


Passage of Youth is located in Dallas in region 3. They serve boys and girls ages 0-17. They provide services for emotional disorders, MR and PDD.



Pathways Youth & Family Services



Foster Care/Adoption/Kinship

At Pathways, we recruit, train, and support families across Texas who desire to open their homes to children ages 0-17 who have been placed in the care of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). 


For additional information on how to become a foster parent, please contact the number below closest to your residence. 

Abilene: 325-692-4048

Dallas/Ft. Worth: 214-631-7002

Austin/Waco: 512-343-8606

San Antonio: 210-733-7117 

Houston/Clear Lake: 832-726-0888


Residential Care

Residential care is a type of out-of-home placement offering a higher level of structure and supervision than that provided in a foster or kinship home. Pathways has two specialized residential programs both supporting psychiatric services, social workers, licensed professional counselors, qualified mental health professionals, and licensed childcare administrators. Hab Homes serves children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 3H Youth Ranch provides short-term adventure programming for boys ages 11-17. 


For more information, please contact: 

Habilitative Homes: 210-623-5419

3H Youth Ranch: 830-549-2457


Pathways is a fully accredited, community-based social service organization specializing in foster care, adoption, residential care, and behavioral health services. Founded by foster parents in 1992, Pathways’ mission is transforming lives, families, and communities.

Stephanie Torres
210.733.7117, ext 611

Phoenix Residential


Detitria Woodward





Phoenix Residential is a GRO located in Waxahachie in region 3. They serve boys ages 10-17 and provide programming for transitional living.

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services





We prepare you to be family for children and provide the customized support you’ll need every step of the way. Offices are located in Austin, Houston, Wichita Falls, Dallas, and Itasca.

Providence Place



Jessica Butters, MSW, LCPAA
Office: 210.696.2410, ext. 166
Cell: 210.717 .0609


Providence Place serves families who share the belief that all children deserve a loving family and a happy home. Providence Place’s office is in San Antonio.

Refuge House



Lindsay Reed


Our mission is to serve today’s forgotten youth and families by providing stable growth environments and guiding them on a path to a successful tomorrow. Refuge House has an office in San Antonio and in Dallas.

Rising Star Scholars Academy, Inc.

April Mamou, CEO




Rising Star is located in Houston in region 7. They provide services for boys ages 8-17. They provide programming for Emotional Disorders.

Royal Oaks Residential Treatment Center, LLC


Laurie Oliver, Administrator



Royal Oaks is located in Houston in region 6. They serve girls ages 5-17 and provide programming for emotional disorders, MR and PDD.



San Antonio Foster Care and Adoption



Sara Ochoa


San Antonio Foster Care and Adoption Services, Inc. provides safe and loving homes for vulnerable children who need them. Foster care and adoption are profound ways to change a child’s life forever, and our commitment to family means we provide comprehensive services for you and the children we serve.



Shepherd Kidz Cares


Mofoluwaso Odofin Owner/CEO




Shepherd Kidz Cares is located in Richmond in region 6. They serve girls, ages 6-17. They have programming for emotional disorders and Pervasive Development Disorders.

SJRC Texas


Rachel Powers



SJRC Texas cares for children and families who have been affected by trauma, abuse and neglect. SJRC Texas cares for over 200 of these children each day from the Greater San Antonio and surrounding area daily.

St. Georgia’s LLC

Contact Name: Vivian Tuma

Phone: 832-990-7300

Email Address: vivian.tuma@st-georgia.com


St. Georgia’s is located in Houston in region 6. They serve girls and boys, ages 7-17. They provide programming for Emotional Disorders.

Texas Baptist Home for Children

VP of Programs/LCPAA: Jami Hogan

Phone: 972-937-1321

Email: jhogan@tbhc.org


Texas Baptist Home for Children CPA is located in Waxahachie in region 3. They also have a branch in region 9. They serve males and females ages 0-17 and provide programming for Emotional Disorders, MR, PDD, and PMN children.

Texas Family Initiative





Kassia Jaramillo



TFI is a leading child welfare agency providing experience, compassion, quality services and care. Our strength as an organization lies in the fact that we do what is best for children and families. TFI continues to create new resources and develop innovative solutions as we work to meet the needs of families and children. TFI has Texas locations in New Braunfels, Abilene, Irving, Tyler, and Lubbock.

Texas Foster Care



Karen Perez


We work had to support the foster children and parents, giving the parents the tools required to give our foster children their best chance at success in regaining their normal lives. We serve the Central Texas area, including San Antonio, Austin, and surrounding communities.

Tharseo Place

Point of Contact: Chase Nielsen




Tharseo Place is located in Lufkin in region 5. They serve girls ages 10-17 and provide programming for Emotional Disorders. They have a condition to provide Human Trafficking services.

The Anchor at Rolling Hills Hospital

Sherri Chandler, CEO


(580) 436-3600, Ext. 410

Rolling Hills is located in Ada, Oklahoma. This provider was contracted for a specific youth pending ICPC placement.



The Bair Foundation



Isabella Peralta
210.494.3415 ext. 204


As a Christian foster care agency, we feel called to a higher standard because of our faith. We believe that we must go the extra mile to meet the needs of our children and teens. The Bair Foundation has offices throughout Texas including San Antonio.

The Burke Foundation



Corpus Christi: 361.853.6700

Laredo: 956.602.1959

Harlingen: 956.230.0711


Burke Center for Youth strives to promote healing and inspire hope for children in crisis. The Burke Foundation has an office in Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Laredo, and Driftwood.

The Children’s Shelter



Samantha Leal-Vargas




The Children’s Shelter works with prospective foster parents to become licensed treatment foster homes. The Children’s Shelter’s office is in San Antonio.

The Giocosa Foundation




​Since 1988, Giocosa has remained focused on our commitment to matching foster children with loving and nurturing families. Giocosa has an office in Brownsville, Round Rock, and Hurst.

The Gladney Center



Gladney assists the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services by recruiting loving adoptive homes in Texas for children currently waiting in the Texas state foster care system. Most of these children are over the age of seven and have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. Gladney has an office in Amarillo, Austin, Houston, Lubbock and Midland.

The Settlement Home


Therapeutic Family Life


Carole Legendre (Intake Worker)

Cynthia Herrera (Back Up)


Therapeutic Family Life is A Christian-based, private, non-profit foster care and adoption agency. They have offices across Texas including San Antonio.

TLW Transformation Center, Inc

Tina Giles;



TLW is located Houston in region 6. They sever girls, ages 6-17 and provide programming for Emotional Disorders and MR.

TRELS Home for Children RTC

Taneshu Colier


TRESL RTC is located in Magnolia in Region 6. They serve females ages 10-17. They provide programming for Emotional Disorders, MR, and PDD.

Trulight 127


Katharina Guttenberg


TruLight127 Ministries is a foster-adopt agency licensed in the State of Texas. Our mission is to shine truth and light into the world of hurting children by putting James 1:27 into action. TruLight is based out of Marion.





San Antonio
Kristin Wagner


Claire Blaschke


We are Upbring, a Texas-wide organization implementing generational innovation to advance child well-being. That means sustainable change resulting in positive shifts across generations.

Well-Care Kids First Child and Family Social Services LLC

Diann Smith, Executive Director
Phone: 904-349-3207
Email: wellcarekidsfirst@gmail.com


Well-Care Kids First is located in Dallas in region 3 and serve boys and girls ages 10-17.

Youth Center of Texas

Adriana McKinnon



Center for Youth is located in San Antonio, in region 8a. They serve females, ages 18-21 (last month of their 21st birthday) who are suspected or confirmed victims of trafficking. Their contact information is on the spreadsheet.


Youth in View





The mission of Youth in View is to promote the well being of families through community based services. We believe we must work together, sharing both responsibility and accountability for those who cannot take care of themselves. Youth in View has an office in Dallas, Houston, and Tyler.

Youthful PRO’s SIL


Ashleigh Bennett




They are located in San Antonio and are a shared housing setting in a house for females. They can also provide Enhanced Case Management services.

Zachary’s House

Haydee Cantu

Email: haydee@zacharyshouse.org

PH: 346-287-8938


Zachary’s House is located in Oyster Creek in region 6. They will serve boys ages 11-17 and provide programming for Emotional Disorders. They also provide Equine Therapy and plan to add Substance Abuse and Recovery program staff into their program model.