Lonestar Social Services is a full service Texas licensed Adoption & Foster Family Agency, established in 2014. Our mission is to assist in finding permanent adoptive families for the thousands of Texas children currently in foster care and provide caring short term foster homes for children temporarily removed from their biological parents. Our experienced professional staff, dedicated donors and volunteers have worked together to build our established reputation for quality services.
Lonestar Social Services offers services throughout Texas for adoptive and foster parents providing care for children in their communities with offices centrally located in Austin, Texas.
Adoption Home Studies
Concurrent Planning and Matching
International Home Studies
Quarterly Support Group and Training
Foster Care Services
Foster Parent Training
Ongoing Training and Support
24 Hour Emergency Services
Post Adoptive Support
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Adopting from Foster Care:
Lonestar Social Services is fully licensed by the State of Texas and we work in partnership with over 35 Texas counties to find loving, permanent adoptive families for thousands of waiting foster children of all ages who have been removed from their biological parents due to abuse or neglect and are currently dependents of the juvenile court. These children come from a variety of ethnicities including Caucasian, African American, Hispanic and multi-racial backgrounds.
Lonestar Social Services offers a full range of adoption services for adoptive parents in with our Concurrent Planning and Adoptive Matching Programs. Which program you choose will depend on the age range you are willing to consider and what level of risk is acceptable to you. One of our experienced adoption workers can discuss all aspects of adopting from foster care with you at a confidential one on one personal orientation, scheduled in your home or at our Austin office at your convenience.
With our full service Texas adoption license, Lonestar Social Services will be with you through the entire adoption process, from certification and home study, to the finalization of your adoption with our experienced attorneys. Our programs are designed to enable adoptive parents to explore and consider many options in planning for adoption.
Our goal is to answer your questions and provide information that we hope you will find valuable in beginning your journey into adoption.
The call for committed, caring foster families is great in communities across Texas. Foster families are a part of our professional foster care team, fully supported by our staff in a close working relationship, providing foster children with the education, stability, skills and support they need to succeed in the world as adults. Our social workers recognize and respond to the individual needs of each child and support each family with additional mental health, educational, recreational and treatment resources. All of our foster parents are certified by Lonestar Social Services to provide foster care and accept children placed through our agency.
We refer to our foster families as "professional parents", these families care for abused and neglected children who can be best helped in a family setting, augmented by professional services. We offer one on one personal interviews to prospective foster parents at their convenience. For a detailed look at Foster Parent requirements and the placement process, please view our Topics on Foster Care.
Weekly or bi-weekly in-home support visits
In home support & parenting skills training
Coordination and supervision of birth parent's visits and interactions
Coordination of medical, psychological and educational needs and referrals
24 hour crisis availability
Quarterly children's evaluation reviews
Individual orientations with prospective foster parents.
12 hours Pre-certification educational classes
In-depth home studies
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Ongoing Training For Foster and Adoptive Families:
Extensive training on working with our youth
Assistance with locating resources such as medical and counseling services.
Information on behavior management
Working with emotionally, physically and sexually abused children
Supervision and care responsibilities
Development of community resources
Laws, Regulations and Emergency Planning