The Children’s Shelter provides temporary foster to adoptive care for children from birth to 18 years old who have been removed from their birth families due to abuse, abandonment or neglect. There is an on-going need for loving, stable and licensed foster to adoptive homes in Bexar County.
Foster care can range from overnight to several years, with the average stay being 18 months.
The Children’s Shelter provides an opportunity for children who have been removed from their biological family due to abuse, abandonment or neglect a chance to find their forever family. When the biological family’s rights are terminated by Child Protective Services, a child is then legally free for adoption.
The Children’s Shelter supports couples and individuals wanting to adopt children currently in care. The Children’s Shelter offers post adoptive services to help strengthen and preserve families. The Children’s Shelter provides support to children and adoptive families during every phase of the adoption process.
In FY14, The Children’s Shelter facilitated 44 adoptions.