Thank you your interest in becoming a foster parent with our agency! Grace Manor is a non-profit child-placing agency developed out of the needs of foster families residing in the East Texas area. Our goal is to provide a comfortable family oriented home in which foster children can develop into healthy and mature adults. The following information is intended to help you make a decision and gain a better understanding of the foster parent application process.
Please follow the links below to download the following:
Grace Manor application form
Criminal History Statements (one for each household member 14 years of age or older)
Consent forms for a criminal background check (one for each household member 14 years of age or older)
Family Profile (1 per household)
Individual Profiles (for each household member 18 years of age or older)
Please return these completed items to Grace Manor. You will be asked to complete additional paperwork at future training sessions.
Our agency will also conduct a home study on your physical home and family. During the application, home study, and training process, Grace Manor will evaluate you to determine if you are eligible for certification as a foster parent with our agency.
The following trainings are required in order for prospective foster parents to become certified: Grace Manor Orientation and PRIDE Training, CPR & 1st Aid, Psychotropic Medication Training, and Restraint Training-SAMA.
Once the family is licensed, it can often be up to three months or longer before a child is placed in the home. It can be a trying time waiting for your child; however, it is important to have the right child in the right home. In order for the placement to be successful, we try to match the child and the foster parents so that the child can make therapeutic progress in the home.
If you have any questions or wish to register for the upcoming classes, please feel free to call 936-598-3611 or come by Grace Manor, located at 325 Tenaha Street in Center, Texas.
We are looking forward to working with you and want to again thank you for your interest in Grace Manor where we are all committed to Improving the Lives of Children.