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Becoming A Foster Parent

Children and young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, behavioral challenges, and medical needs require the special care and loving attention UCP Seguin foster homes provide. Youth in our care can count on us to provide a safe place to call home, 24/7 support, and the stability they need. UCP Seguin not only serves children with specialized needs, but we also keep families together by supporting all siblings.

The full-service agency you need!

UCP Seguin’s foster care professionals have the expertise, experience, and compassion to deliver the right mix of services to the children and foster care families we serve. They work around the clock as a highly coordinated team to fulfill foster and biological families’ needs.

Your team includes:

  • Registered nurses
  • Case managers
  • In-home family therapists
  • Behavior specialists
  • Respite workers
  • Training specialists

UCP Seguin guides prospective foster parents through the licensing process, and later, we provide respite services when they need to take a break. Our parents also receive the training they need to have a fulfilling experience, from addressing children’s medical and behavioral concerns to CPR and first aid. Our annual continuing education program offers parents additional support as their relationships and children mature.

We are bilingual!

At UCP Seguin, we know it is critical to understand and be understood. Someone on our staff is always available to speak with our English- and Spanish-speaking children and families, heart to heart. All services, from orientation to therapy sessions, are offered in English and Spanish.

General Qualifications & Steps to a Foster Career:

Single | Married | Civil Union
21+ Mature Individuals
Rent (must have landlord approval) | Own
Driver License & Insurance
DCFS Fingerprinting
DCFS Home Study | Family Interview | Reference Checks
Adequate Supervision Plan for Working Foster Parents
UCP Seguin training | DCFS PRIDE training
Compliance with DCFS 402 Licensing Standards
Drug Screening
Complete Adult, Infant and Child CPR, First Aid and Safety Care for Families
Pass a Physical Examination

Generous monthly stipend and ongoing training provided!