MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Just look at these stories and know what a difference it makes to be a service volunteer, an emergency placement home, or a long-term foster home for a child in need.

Alexandria

Formerly in Foster Care

As a youth formerly in foster care, Alexandria expresses why volunteers can make a huge difference in a child’s life.

Jillian

Foster Mom

Being a single parent, Jillian talks about how fostering has changed her life for the better.

Matt & Jim

Foster Parents

Fostering has many challenges but with the right training and support, it is a rewarding experience. With fostering, Matt and Jim found strength in each other and the opportunity to build a family.

LISTEN TO THEIR STORY

Megan

The Settlement Home for Children - Foster Adoption Program Director

Our partner organizations see first-hand the need for more volunteers and foster families in Central Texas. There are so many ways you can help.

Jessica

Foster Mom

Children placed in foster care experience a significant amount of trauma. Jessica discusses how trauma-informed training helped equip her to become a foster mom.

Kristen & Ryan

Foster Parents

Kristen and Ryan White talk about adopting their fourth child and continuing to foster children in the community.

It takes all of us to make foster care
a bridge to a home and not a
permanent solution.

  • “…fostering is about more than kids.  It's about caring for the biological family and having compassion for their circumstances.”

    Jessica

  • “The growth that has happened in the six weeks we've had the kids is huge. It motivates us to keep going.”

    Matt

  • “We need people that are willing to go the extra mile. Just having someone that we can call and talk to when we are having a bad day or someone just to have as an emergency contact.”

    Chante

  • “It's hard work but immensely rewarding. Fostering is the best thing I'm ever going to do in my life.”

    Jillian

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