The Foster-Adopt Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be a Citizen, permanent resident, or other qualified alien of the United States as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1641(b).
  • Must be able to pass a background check for all household members over the age of 14, including DFPS Central Registry Check, DPS Check, and FBI Fingerprint Check.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED, and provide proof of educational level.
  • Must be able to pass a fire and health inspection.
  • Must obtain a TB test for all household members over the age of 1.
  • Must provide proof of marriage certificate, divorce decree or death certificate within immediate family, if applicable.
  • Must provide proof of financial status.
  • Must provide proof of pet vaccinations.
  • Must be in good physical and mental health.
  • Must have reliable transportation and current auto insurance/registration.
  • Must have a bedroom of at least 80 square feet for a foster child.
  • Must obtain all required Orientation, Pre-Service, and Annual training (provided by SJRC).
  • Must be willing to abide by a policy of no corporal punishment.
  • Must be willing to abide by the DFPS and State of Texas standards, as well as SJRC policies and procedures.

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