FOSTER & ADOPTION SERVICES

Lifeline Children and Family Services, Inc. is licensed with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to verify foster and adoptive homes in the state of Texas.  Since its establishment in August 2003, Lifeline has served over five thousand children from diverse ages, cultures, genders, races, religions and nationalities.  Founded on its five core principles, Lifeline promotes its purpose as: 1) To Honor God with our lives, talents, and resources, 2) To Serve families directed by godly principles, 3) To Value and Empower humanity, especially the elderly, children, disabled and the poor, 4) To Eradicate social injustices at all levels, and 5) To Champion social change and equality for all people.  LCFS has the department’s endorsement to verify homes to provide child-care services, treatment services for children diagnosed with emotional disturbances, intellectual disabilities, pervasive disorders and primary medical needs.

Lifeline screens and processes all prospective foster/adopt families to ensure they meet state and agency standards and are capable of providing a protective, nurturing and safe home for children from hard places.

Lifeline’s caring and professional staff provides ongoing support to families’ prior and subsequent to verification. Verified families are assigned a case manager who monitors the home to ensure compliance with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Minimal Standards, LCFS agency policies, and other stakeholder’s requirements.

Lifeline Children and Family Services, Inc. has maintained a contract with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services since 2006 to provide pre and post-adoption services to families verified for adoption.

Lifeline Children and Family Services, Inc. joins and collaborates with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to keep children connected to their family of origin.  Lifeline places a high priority on verifying grandparents and family members willing to care for relative children placed in foster care.  Relative and fictive kinship homes are monitored and supported by Lifeline’s staff from various professional specialties with the hope of positive outcomes.