Become a Foster Parent
- Our IFC program partners with foster families to provide children who have fled their country of origin with a safe, nurturing, culturally sensitive environment that equips and empowers them to reach their full potential. For more information about this opportunity, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- We are also currently looking for a married bilingual (English/Spanish) couple to fill a foster parent position at our transitional group home. To apply for this position, visit our employment page.
Here is what one of our current foster parents had to say about his experience:
“Being a Foster Parent can be daunting, considering that you are bringing into your home for a period of years another child who comes from a different background, culture, and language. These children come to the United States because it represents Hope, that Hope has typically long been gone from their native home.
When Michael* was matched with us, we didn’t know what to expect. He didn’t speak English, had no family or prior connections to the United States (or Texas) but he had determination that he would speak English within three months and that he would make the most of the opportunity for an education which our school district NISD and in particular Medlin Middle School would provide. His effort at school, positive outlook and appreciation of the chance he has been given here in our land of opportunity is something you rarely see these days from youth or adults. He brought perspective to us and appreciation for what we have and take for granted.
Michael* has been with us for a year and a half, just completed his freshman year where he played JV soccer and scored above 80’s in all his classes (many grades into the 90s as well! All from a kid whose education prior was only up to the 5th grade). He is an incredible help around the home, has taken up my favorite hobby of gardening (we argue who gets to do what, he doesn’t want me pruning his vegetables!). He is a great kid, has a tremendous future, and will be such a contributing factor to our nation’s future.” – Greg Lombard
Additional Resources: For more information on Family Separation, click here.