FOSTER CARE PROGRAM
We are thrilled to learn that you are interested in reading about our adoption and foster care services program. Take as much time as you need. If you still have questions after reading the information on this page please give us a call and one of our experienced staff will be happy to help you find answers.
Our Foster Care & Adoption program licenses foster homes, verifies adoption families, and assists kinships families in obtaining permanency for children. We want to ensure that every child in foster care is matched with a family that is qualified and skilled at meeting the child’s specific needs. Our goal is to help you meet these requirements and educate you on what you must do to become a verified adoptive and/or foster family.
Our kids and our program frequently needs the help of volunteers who perform a variety of jobs from providing babysitting and respite care to helping to spread awareness and raise funds. Even if you are not at a place in your life where becoming an adoptive/foster family makes sense, you can still help by contacting us about volunteering your talents.
There is a consistent and ongoing need for financial donations to ensure that our kids receive the care, treatment, and services necessary to empower them to be successful. We know that you have options when it comes to deciding where to invest your money and we are grateful that you are considering making a financial donation. Money donated to Perfection Children Services is an investment in the future of your community.
The information on this page is specific to how our program operates in relationship with the Texas foster care system. Perfection Children Services is licensed by The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) as a Child Placing Agency (CPA). This license allows us to operate under contract with DFPS to provide foster care and adoption services to children who are in the custody of Child Protective Services (CPS).
When the state investigates an allegation of abuse and/or neglect a child is found to be unsafe within their family of origin and other relatives and friends (kin) are not immediately available, the state assumes custody of the child and places the child into foster care. Foster families provide temporary care for children while birth families work through a 12-18 month plan with the court in order to regain custody. PCS seeks to partner with families that are able to commit to caring for a child regardless of how long they will need to remain in placement.
The purpose of the PCS foster care program is to provide quality care in a family setting for children and adolescents who cannot remain with their families. The primary mission in our foster care program is to support children and their families of origin in their reunification efforts, whenever possible. Foster parents must work with children to heal their relationships with their birth parents, siblings, family members, peers and others.
At PCS, we are committed to finding every child in North Texas a safe, loving and stable home environment. We partner with Child Protective Services (CPS) to ensure the safety of each of the children that come into our care.
We are always looking for dedicated families in North Texas who would be willing to care for these children when their biological families are unable. Foster care is a temporary placement and at PCS, we aim for every biological family to have the opportunity for reunification. In the event that a child is unable to return home, we work to find the appropriate permanent home for the child.
Foster parenting requires unconditional love to children who most often may have never experience love of any kind and may not know how to accept it. The PCS staff are dedicated to giving your family all the resources we can to equip you to serve these children to the best of your ability and will be by your side every step of the way.
All of our families must demonstrate financial and emotional stability as we aim to provide the best environment for these children in crisis.
Sometimes a child who is placed in foster care is not able to be reunited with their birth family, other relatives or kinship caregivers during the 12-18 month service plan issued by the court. In these situations the court will typically sever the legal relationship between the child and their biological parents. While this is usually the case, there are also times when a child’s biological parents will voluntarily relinquish their rights to parent the child. When either of these scenarios occurs, the child is considered to be legally free for adoption.
Children in foster care who are legally free to be adopted are matched with adoptive families for the purpose of providing a permanent, forever-family for the children. These matches may be made through the foster care process by the foster family who has cared for the family choosing to be add the child to their family permanently, or with families who are matched with children specifically for the purpose of adoption. Adoptive families assume the permanent responsibility for the child, forever, and welcome into their family, permanently.
During the licensing process, adoptive families can expect to have a home study written as part of the preparation for deciding what strengths and weaknesses your family possesses that might compliment a child’s specific needs. These may include age, gender, race and physical and mental health. These home studies will be evaluated as our team works with CPS to find an appropriate adoptive family for the child.