Foster Care

You can
change the life
of a child in
foster care

What happens to a child when their family is unable to care for them temporarily or even permanently? Where do they receive the guidance and care they need to succeed in school? Who provides the nurturing environment they need to feel safe and thrive?

At Pathways, we recruit, train, and support families who desire to open their homes to children who need a safe, nurturing place to live. Our foster care program includes Foster Care, Kinship Care, Primary Medical Needs Foster Care, and the Pathways Treatment Family Foster Care (PTFFC) Program.

Each program encourages the achievement of every child’s full potential by providing a stable and loving alternative family environment. Pathways designs and implements specific treatment plans for each child and their family while working for the best permanent outcome for the child.

If you’re interested in foster care in Abilene, Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, or any of their nearby areas, we hope you will consider Pathways.

Learn more about our foster care programs and the foster parent requirements below.







2023 Pathways Statistics

Number of children placed in a licensed foster home

Number of children served in a kinship placement

Number of children adopted

Number of Primary Medical Needs children served

Since its inception, Pathways has helped place and care for over 11,000 children through our foster care services, including over 4,000 children who found their forever family through adoption. And, we are just getting started!

Please make a difference by investing in the futures of the youth we serve. Your foster care donation to Pathways Youth and Family Services helps provide foster care and adoption services, including critical behavioral health services, providing children with a safe home, education, stability, and skills needed for them to succeed. Every donation, big or small, makes a difference.