Foster Care & Adoption Services

The Jameson Center

The Jameson Center is a licensed Child Placing Agency (CPA) named in honor of the late, Henry and Grace Jameson. It recruits, trains, evaluates, monitors and provides supportive services to foster homes in the greater Galveston-Houston areas and the Rio Grande Valley. The program serves children with special needs and youth from birth to age 17.

The Pelican Island Center

The Pelican Island Center is designed to serve Spanish speaking children and families. It recruits, trains, evaluates, monitors and provides supportive services to foster homes in the greater Galveston-Houston areas and the Rio Grande Valley. The program serves children with special needs and youth from birth to age 17.

Foster Care

Foster parents are our most dedicated helpers, and we could not improve the outcomes of children we serve without them. These are people who understand that it is never convenient or easy to foster children, but it is always worth it. They know the power of communicating to an unwanted, abandoned, and unloved child that they are now chosen, and they are welcome. Many people ask themselves if they are “ready” to foster, but no child is ever ready to be homeless or abandoned. You can show a child who has no experience, that love is available to them, that they are worthwhile, and they are safe in a world that has always been unsafe.

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say ‘it’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”-Fred Rogers

 

5 Basic Requirements to Become a Foster Parent

  1. Be a legal US resident
  2. Complete the application and background check, and provide 3 personal reference letters
  3. Have adequate and safe living space, and the support of family
  4. Cooperate with agency, federal and state policies
  5. Receive payment for your care in fostering a child or children

Foster Parent Information Request Form