“To match children with loving and nurturing families so they may form mutually satisfying and healthy relationships.”
Most of the children we serve are in the custody of the State of Texas because of previous abuse or neglectful environments. Permanency goals for these children might include adoption, reuniting with their birth families, kinship care or remaining in foster care until they turn 18 years old or graduate High School. Our foster families can specialize in caring for teen parents and their children; children with autistic behaviors; sibling groups; children with medical needs; children with significant developmental delays; or preparation for adult living. We also foster infants, toddlers and children with basic care needs.
Our view of treatment at the Giocosa Foundation includes fundamentals of humanism such as free will, expression, responsibility, purpose and meaning. Many foster children feel powerless over their lives because of the abuse and neglect they have experienced in the past. It is our goal to encourage these children to develop self-reliance as well as positive self-esteem enabling them with the motivation and coping skills necessary to live productive lives.
Some of our foster parents eventually adopt the children placed in their homes. If you are interested in our Foster-Adopt program please contact us for additional information.
Once you have children placed with you, you will receive support from the Giocosa Foundation staff and sub-contractors. We work together to provide a team approach and assist in monthly in-home visitation; 24/7 on-call phone service; respite services; group and individual therapy; psychiatric and psychological services; adequate reimbursement fees; and access to on-going training.