One Accord for Kids programs are specifically designed to target the persistent needs of the West Texas foster system. Almost 90 percent of children entering state custody are placed outside their home counties. More than half are placed outside the 30-county administrative region that includes West Texas – often hundreds of miles from their families, schools, and other connections.
Foster West Texas Kids
West Texas kids in foster care deserve a safe, loving, and local home to prepare for reunification. If you are interested in helping one of these children by providing a home, Foster West Texas Kids can help. Use our “Find An Agency” tool by entering your zip code and finding the agency closest to you. Submit an inquiry and a representative from that agency will reach out to you about next steps. After training and getting your home ready, you will be ready for a child in need – and you’ll be doing your part to keep families together in West Texas.
Adopt West Texas Kids
There are more than 100 West Texas kids waiting to be adopted. Many West Texans have room in their home and hearts for waiting children, but don’t know how to start. Use Adopt West Texas Kids to start the process. The “Find an Agency” tool allows you to enter your zip code to find the nearest Adoption Agency and submit an inquiry. A representative will reach out to you about next steps. After training and getting your home ready, you will be matched up with your future son or daughter.
Heart Gallery of West Texas
Meet the children from West Texas looking for a forever home. Heart Gallery of West Texas displays professional quality, up-to-date portraits of kids waiting to be adopted. Prospective families will have a chance to look at their photo and read their profile to get to know the child and connect to their caseworker to initiate contact.
Family Help West Texas
Some families in West Texas need resources to stay together as a family. Family Help West Texas allows you to see how the community can fulfill their needs. With a quick zip code search, struggling families and the caseworkers helping them can find resources right where they are.
Foster Friendly Workplace
Employment policies don’t always support employees who are fostering children or growing their family through adoption. Like all parents, foster and adoptive parents need flexibility to meet the unique needs of children they care for. As an employer, you have a crucial role in helping community children in need – by supporting your employees who wish to serve them. Pledge to be a Foster Friendly Workplace to show your commitment to your employees and your community.
PERMIAN BASIN GIVING TREE
During the Christmas season, many struggling families face additional stress. One Accord for Kids partners with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and The Attic Foster Network to collect and distribute toys and new clothes to children in the care of Child Protective Services. Join us during this time of year to give a child a Christmas to remember.
Consistently, DFPS has found West Texas under-resourced to serve the needs of our local children and families. Only three percent of children with higher behavioral health needs who enter state custody, and 52 percent of all other children entering care will be able to be served based on our capacity, according to the 2019 Foster Care Needs Assessment. Hope for the children of West Texas can only come from those closest to them in their hometown. Hometown:Hope seeks to increase the number and diversity of kinship, foster, and adoptive homes in West Texas. With this program, we will assess and articulate the need for foster homes, demonstrate the benefit of keeping children in their community, cultivate community responsibility, identify mission driven families, and assess community resources for families.
Click the button below to read our readiness assessment for West Texas Community-Based Care.
We operate programs in these West Texas counties:
Tom Green County