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FOSTER PARENTS: 

Please read the following before you complete this application. 

2020 Calendar Dates

  • Sunday, November 1st – Application enrollment begins

  • Friday, November 20th – Application deadline for current placements 

  • Sunday, December 13th – Distribution Day in Tarrant County

 

2020 Guidelines

  • Christmas Wish Project provides Christmas gifts for foster children within the Texas DFPS CPS Region 3b Counties 

  • Foster children must live in a foster home located within one of these counties Tarrant, Johnson, Hood, Palo Pinto, Parker, Erath, Somervell.

  • There must be open CPS case for the foster child.  

  • Children adopted before Christmas 2020 do not qualify.

  • All communication is with the Foster Parent, not the Case Worker/Permanency Specialist or Agency.

  • Application deadline is Friday, November 20th, 2020.  NEW placements ONLY after this date.

  • Maximum value is $75 for this gift. 

  • Additionally, each child will receive an age appropriate book to read or be read to.  These books are based on their interest  and reading level listed on the application.

  • If your foster child is 13 years or older, they may request a gift certificate as their wish gift.   Be sure to list a specific store for the gift certificate.

  • Bikes are available for children over 2 years of age.  We no longer give out 12” bikes but substitute with a more appropriate and safe "balance bike".

  • Be as GENERAL as possible with your child's wish.  Gifts for children UNDER age 3 will be fulfilled with brands of our choice.   Example: Exersaucers, kitchens, gyms, trikes are purchased at best available price for best available brand. 

  • Be as SPECIFIC as necessary about your child's special needs or disabilities. Example: Your child would like an ethnic baby doll; Your child is 15 years old but functions as a 7 year old; Your child is afraid of loud noises, lights, or is physically or psychologically disabled in any way.

  • PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, let us know ASAP if this foster child has been removed from your home prior to the distribution day or if you have received other foster children who qualify and need to be included for Christmas Gifts!

  • Pick up is Sunday, December 13th , from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm. Unfortunately, we cannot deliver gifts, so please make arrangements to pick up per the schedule.  

  • Foster parents living outside Tarrant County will be notified separately of your pickup location or can pick up in Tarrant County on December 13th.  

  • The pick up location is kept secret until Friday, December 11th.  Please CHECK YOUR E-MAIL for map and address information.

  • NOTE: COVID requirements will be provided in the email.  CWP will follow the state mandated procedures.

  • If you have questions, email christmaswishproject@gmail.com or contact Becky Haskin at 817-925-3264.

 

Click on Present to Open the Christmas Wish Application