|About||Good Hearts, provides various childcare and treatment services in foster home settings. We also specialize in adoption, and kinship placement's.|
|Mission||Good Hearts Youth & Family Services provides a solid foundation for children in care in order to develop nurturing relationships that promote Christian responsibility as contributing members of society.|
If you're interested in becoming a Good Hearts’ foster parent, please call us at 281-298-4028, our Foster Home Developers will be happy to speak with you about the process!
Below are the general steps to becoming a foster parent with Good Hearts.
1.Initial Inquiry and the Prospective Parent Information Packet: An informational packet is provided to any interested families. Good Hearts will then contact the family to schedule an initial home visit.
2.Pre-Assessment Meeting: A Good Hearts staff member will schedule a time to meet with you and your family in your home. Because Good Hearts places children who may have sustained neglect and/or emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse, it is important that we license only those families who will be able to adequately meet the needs of the children in our care.
3.Initial Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for a foster home license, prospective foster parents must meet the following initial criteria (additional criteria are required for some programs):
•at least 21 years of age;
•if married, the couple must be married for at least one year; Good Hearts only verifies couples as a unit – Good Hearts does not verify only one spouse;
•if divorced, an individual must show documentation that the divorce has been final for at least one year;
•the ability to financially support the family separate from any financial reimbursement; prior to being licensed, the family must provide documentation stating that their expenses do not exceed income; and
•the ability to provide proof of current homeowners or renter’s insurance that includes liability insurance.
1.Mutual Assessment and Making an Informed Decision: By the time you complete PRIDE training, you and a member of the Good Hearts staff will have met again and one of the following decisions will be reached:
•Both parties agree foster care is the right choice and a decision about the number, ages, and behaviors of the children that you feel you can successfully accept into your
|Founded||January 1, 2007|