The Austin Children’s Shelter Foster and Adopt Program provides foster care, adoption services and kinship care to families in Central Texas. With extensive training and an experienced staff Austin Children’s Shelter has developed a program that offers superior supports for foster, kinship, and adoptive families. We use a trauma-informed, trust–based curriculum that helps create a healing and therapeutic environment for the children and youth we serve. The goal is to create and support placements that will last. Austin Children’s Shelter helps your family thrive by utilizing:
- Pre-placement & on-going training
- 24-hour on-call support for families
- Enhanced, reliable access to respite care
- Access to on-site medical and therapeutic staff
- Team support to help meet the children’s individual needs
Orientations are held monthly on the Austin Children’s Shelter campus at 4800 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78723 from 6 – 8pm. Please RSVP using this form.
View all upcoming orientation dates on the events calendar.
Why should I foster or adopt through Austin Children's Shelter?
Who can be a foster or adoptive parent?
Becoming a foster or adoptive parent
Support for foster or adoptive parents
View our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.