San Antonio Community Resource Directory
1HOPE for Kids (Nonprofit / Christian )

1HOPE for Kids (formerly 4KIDS of South Texas) is a Foster Care and Adoption agency in Bexar and surrounding counties, training, licensing, and supporting Christian families.

Through 1HOPE’s training and verification of families, we are able to place children in safe, loving homes. 1HOPE feels called to provide foster care services to kids in crisis by:
- Recruiting, training, and verifying foster families
- Facilitating excellent matches of children and families
- Providing continuing education and support for foster families
- Helping develop care communities to support each 1HOPE foster family
- Assisting area churches in developing Foster/Adopt Ministries

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Kristi Nnokam Parker - Executive Director

Thank you for your gift of any amount! 1HOPE’s mission is to find foster and forever homes for abused and neglected children where they can be loved, nurtured, and provided with educational opportunities that contribute to their future success.

Join us and become a Defender. Defenders answer a call from the Lord to serve children in foster care through prayer and recurring monthly donations. 

For $30 a month or more, you can be a 1HOPE Defender and help provide forming helmets, braces and orthodontia, additional therapy, diapers, and medical expenses. Defenders’ gifts also contribute to training and equipping foster parents with the knowledge and skills needed to lovingly parent traumatized children for the glory of God.

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Updated within the last 2 months.

Church Partners

At 1HOPE for Kids, we partner with local churches in our region to raise and support foster families. Churches host special trainings, family events, information meetings, and faith-based communities for our foster parents and their children. 

If your church is interested in learning more about being on a mission to foster children in your city, we would love to hear from you. Please fill out this form and our Director of Partner Engagement will reach out to you.

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Community Partners

Our 1HOPE Community Partners play a vital role in helping children in foster care thrive. Our partners support opening foster homes, sponsor events for kids in care, provide supplies for events, and fund specific medical needs. 

If your organization is interested in learning more about serving the community’s most vulnerable children, we would love to hear from you. Please fill out this form and our Director of Partner Engagement will reach out to you.

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Updated within the last 2 months.

Understanding Foster Care

When children can’t safely live at home, the court can give temporary legal possession to Child Protective Services (CPS). CPS assigns a case worker to the children and then the immediate goal is to find a safe home for the children to live while the biological parents work to get their rights back.

These temporary places could be:

  • Foster family homes
  • Residential group care facilities
  • Facilities overseen by another state agency

Foster care is meant to be temporary until the parents demonstrate they can safely care for their children. However, it can become permanent if the court determines parental rights should be terminated and the children become legally free for adoption.

Foster parents are typically the natural choice for the permanency provided through adoption. But it's an uncertain road that you must be prepared to travel.

1HOPE is Ready to Help

We see the need and we will partner with you to answer the call. Through 1HOPE’s training and verification of families, we can place children in your safe, loving home. Knowing that God “sets the lonely into families” (Psalm 68:6), 1HOPE feels called to provide foster care services to kids in crisis by:

  • Recruiting, training, and verifying foster families
  • Facilitating excellent matches of children and families
  • Providing continuing education and support for foster families
  • Helping develop care communities to support each 1HOPE foster family
  • Assisting area churches in developing Foster/Adopt Ministries

Missional Opportunity

Foster families are, in effect, local missionaries. By accepting a child into their home, they also open their door to caseworkers, CASA volunteers, birth families, therapy team members, school teachers, medical professionals, and others.

They have the opportunity to share the tangible love of Christ in hurting places. By ministering as foster/adopt families, you are contributing to the sharing of the gospel of Jesus Christ -- the one HOPE of the world!

“My heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved”
                                    ~ Romans 10:1

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Updated within the last 2 months.