Amazing parents for amazing kids are still needed. Maybe now more than ever.
"Due to COVID-19 STARRY Foster Care is offering online orientation and training for new foster parents. While much of the world has ground to a halt, hurting families and children needing support are STILL very much present in our community. STARRY is committed to serving these children and families and to supporting our amazing foster families that care for them.
We are reworking our processes to make the best of this current situation. We are utilizing the technology available to us to continue offering orientations and foster parent pre-service training remotely in order to equip the next round of foster parents in a SAFE and TIMELY manner."
Allison Zander, STARRY Home Developer
Contact Allison to schedule a one-on-one orientation and to find out the next dates of training.
A Feeling of Home
STARRY is a foster care agency dedicated to providing safe, loving homes for children in need of temporary care. Foster parents open their hearts and homes to children who need to live away from their families due to crisis. This program also serves children who need immediate protection, typically after being removed from their homes by court order due to life-threatening abuse or neglect.
All foster children who come to STARRY are in the custody of the Child Protective Services (CPS) Division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Our shared goal is family reunification, and while they are in our homes, to love and cherish these children by providing a place for them to call home.
The children placed in foster care range in age from birth to 17 years old. Many of the children return to their birth families, while others are placed with relatives or are adopted. When adoption is in the child's best interest, the foster parents may be given the opportunity to adopt.
STARRY is a member of the Travis County Collaborative for Children (TCCC) and partners with TCU to implement Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)® into our programs, which we believe will ultimately help every child from hard places to a path of healing. STARRY is also a member of the Adoption Collaborative of Central Texas.