The HHH Child Placing Agency places approximately 90 children each year in loving homes, recruits and trains foster families, and facilitates and completes adoptions.
The next Foster/Adoption information meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 14th, from 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. at Helping Hand Home for Children.
Basic Foster Care is for children from birth to 18 years old who need a loving home but do not require additional specialized treatment services.
Therapeutic Foster Care is a specialized type of foster care for children requiring a little more guidance and structure to help them be successful at home, in school and with their families and friends. Children eligible for this program have experienced severe abuse and/or neglect. Some children may be placed in foster care immediately after removal from their homes, while others may be coming from a treatment facility for abused children.
Stay tuned for more information on our Adoption program.
The Family Support Program prepares, trains and supports families who can foster and adopt high-needs children.
Helping Hand Home is proud to partner with:
Helping Hand Home is thrilled about our continued partnership with Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Their mission is to find forever families for children in foster care waiting to be adopted. The Foundation funds two dedicated adoption recruiters at HHH who focus exclusively on finding permanent homes for the hardest to place children in a 30-county area surrounding Central Texas.
The Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program emphasizes adoption recruiters who are child-focused and achieve impressive results. A rigorous five-year study of the program found that their methods nearly tripled the likelihood of adoption. Today, there are more than 107,000 children in the U.S. foster care system waiting to be adopted, including about 6,600 in the State of Texas.
The Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters at Helping Hand Home for Children are Grace Lindgren and Anna Parris. For more information about the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Program, please call (512) 587-0213.
Click here to learn more about the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
We are looking for foster and adoptive parents who:
Are caring, responsible individuals willing to be part of a professional team
Are willing to learn about the dynamics of working with children who have difficult histories
Are at least 25 years old, have a valid driver′s license, and proof of automobile insurance
Are single individuals or married couples. If married, have been married for one year or longer
Possess a high school diploma or GED & can pass a criminal background and Child Abuse Registry Check
Participate fully in the screening and training process, which includes a home study
Provide adequate income to meet their personal and family needs outside of any financial support from foster care reimbursements
Our commitment to a positive foster care experience:
Foster families receive support from foster care staff, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Foster families receive training before and during their time of providing care for foster children. This training helps them meet the special needs of the foster children
Foster families receive assistance with the challenges of parenting emotionally disturbed children from foster care support groups
Foster families receive adequate financial support to meet the needs of foster children
One Family’s Journey
If you are considering becoming a foster parent, look no further than HHH foster parent, and co-founder and President of Carrying Hope, Kristin Finan for inspiration. Kristin will tell you how fostering has positively impacted her family in more ways than she could have ever imagined. We are so blessed to have foster parents like Kristin, who have dedicated their lives to helping children in need. She has opened her heart and home to some of the most vulnerable youth and we are so grateful.
“It will change your life…This has been the hardest thing we’ve ever considered doing in our lives, but it has been the greatest. And I wouldn’t trade a minute of it, even the hardest minute, for anything because it’s been so incredible.’
You can view her story among others here.