Foster Care & Adoption

Become a Foster Parent

High Sky Children’s Ranch Foster Care Program provides temporary care for children who have been neglected or abused. High Sky recruits, trains, and licenses community area families who are willing to open their hearts and homes to children in need. High Sky staff work closely with foster families to provide on-going training, resources, and continuous support. Many children must leave their communities due to a shortage of local foster homes. High Sky Children’s Ranch is committed to creating a community of hope through community and on-campus foster care.

High Sky’s Community Foster Care Program is designed for children ages 0-18 who have been placed in the care of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Licensed foster families provide a safe and nurturing home for these children and youth as they begin their journey toward hope and healing.

In the On-Campus Foster Care Program, children ages 0-18 reside in one of our campus youth homes with a foster care couple. The couple provides a nurturing home setting where children participate in normal family activities and receive a variety of services and experiences, including therapy, academic services, and recreation.

Vanessa Avent

Foster Care Director

(432) 694-7728
[email protected]

On-Campus Foster Care

In the On-Campus Foster Care Program, children ages 0-18 reside in one of our campus youth homes with a foster care couple. The couple provides a natural home setting where children are taught family-living, as well as independent living skills and participate in normal family activities. Children in the On-Campus Foster Care Program also receive a variety of services including therapy, academic services, and recreational activities.

Community Foster Care

The Community Foster Care Program is designed for children ages 0-18 who have lower-level of care needs or are in need of a community home setting. High Sky recruits and trains community area couples who are willing to open their homes to children in need. High Sky’s staff works closely with the foster families to provide on-going training, development and continuous support.

Adoption

The Adoption Program is another option for families that want to provide a permanent home for children. Every child deserves a “Forever Family” with a Mom and Dad of their own. In 2011 High Sky Children’s Ranch expanded its array of services to include In-State Adoptions to children whose parental rights have been terminated by the State of Texas. High Sky Children’s Ranch is licensed and contracted by the State of Texas as an adoption provider.

By providing In-State Adoptions, High Sky Children’s Ranch provides a continuum and continuity of care for children that have been removed from their families’ by Child Protective Services.

Theoretically, a child could be removed from their family of origin and placed in one of High Sky Children’s Ranch Emergency Shelters or a High Sky Foster Home and then placed in an Adoptive Home all through the same agency. The goal is always to provide as few moves as possible for each child. Every time a child is moved it creates another loss for the child.

High Sky Children’s Ranch takes great pride in doing thorough Home Screenings (home studies) and providing in-depth training for each prospective adoptive parent prior to an adoptive placement. The continuum of care provided to each child enables High Sky Children’s Ranch’s professional staff to assist the prospective family in making an informed selection which contributes to a more successful child match.

High Sky Children’s Ranch In-State Adoption Program is not limited to children placed in a High Sky Children’s Ranch home or facility, but is available to any child that is in the conservatorship of the State of Texas. High Sky Children’s Ranch has individual children and sibling groups available for adoption and waiting for their “Forever Family”.

Contact us

8613 West County Road 60
Midland, Texas 79707

tel 432.694.7728
fax 432.694.9972