Region 3

Foster Care and Adoption Information Meetings

If you reside in one of these counties:

  • Tarrant
  • Hood
  • Erath
  • Somervell
  • Parker
  • Palo Pinto
  • Johnson

 

Our Community, Our Kids is responsible for Foster Care and Adoption Information Meetings for your area. Please find more information at www.thefosteringcommunity.org or call 844-644-9240.

 

 

If you reside in one of these counties:

  • Dallas
  • Denton
  • Cooke
  • Wise
  • Fannin
  • Grayson
  • Collin
  • Rockwall
  • Hunt
  • Kaufman
  • Ellis
  • Navarro

Please find Information Meetings details below.

 

Texas Map divided by  DFPS Regions 1 - Northwest District 2 - Northwest District 3 - Arlington District 4 - East Central District 5 - East Central District 7 - East Central District 6 - Houston District 8 - South Texas District 11 - South Texas District 9 - Northwest District 10 - Northwest District
   
* If accommodations such as a sign language interpreter are needed in order to attend an information meeting please call the Recruitment Staff listed below 3 days prior to the meeting if possible *

November 2014

Location

Information Meeting Directions

Irving

Dallas County

Saturday, November 1st, 10:30 AM

The Bair Foundation
4425 W. Airport Freeway
Suite 400
Irving, TX 75062

From Hwy 183, exit Esters Rd. Cross over freeway and turn down frontage road. Building sits at corner of 183/161

Waxahachie

Ellis County

Saturday, November 1st, 11:00 AM

DFPS/CPS Office
208 YMCA Drive
Waxahachie, TX 75165

I 35S to 287 toward Waxahachie. At I-77N, turn left.
YMCA Drive is on the left past all the shopping centers/restaurants. There is a traffic light.

CPS Office is almost at the end of the street on the right, past the fire station. Look for signs on the door left of the main entrance

Arlington

Tarrant County

Monday, November 3rd, 6:30 PM

Covenant Kids
Westway Office Park
320 Westway Place
Arlington, TX

Going East on I-20, exit Matlock, go through the light and stay on the access road.

Going West on I-20, exit Matlock, then make a U-turn over I-20, continue east on the access road.
Turn right on Centreway Place, just past the Aetna Building. Just after the Stop Sign, immediately turn left into Westway Office Park.

Grand Prairie

Dallas County

Tuesday, November 4th, 6:30 PM

CPS Meeting
(Bilingual Staff Available)

Pioneer Event Center
1025 W. Pioneer Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX 75051

From Dallas, travel West, exit 32B, to TX-161 / Pres. G. Bush Turnpike, turn -left-, travel South.  Exit right at Pioneer Pkwy / Arkansas Ln.  Take left at TX-303 E Spur / W Pioneer Pkwy to Pioneer Event Center - right. 

From Fort Worth, travel East, exit 32B, to TX-161 / Pres. G. Bush Turnpike, turn -right- travel South.  Exit right at Pioneer Pkwy / Arkansas Ln.  Take left at TX-303 E Spur / W Pioneer Pkwy to Pioneer Event Center on the right.   

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, November 6th, 6:00 PM

Hope Cottage
Beilharz Carriage House
2802 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204

Follow I-30 W to Cantegral Street in Dallas. Take exit 285 from US-75 N. Continue on Cantegral Street. Drive to Swiss Ave. Turn right onto Cantegral St. Turn left onto Swiss Ave. Destination will be on the left.

The Beilharz Carriage House is located behind the Educational First Steps building in the Wilson Historic District.

Duncanville

Dallas County

Thursday, November 6th, 6:30 PM

CPS meeting
(Bilingual Staff Available)

Centro Familiar Cristiano Church
("Una Familia Para Tu Familia")
419 N. Cedar Ridge Drive
Duncanville, TX 75116

Traveling West on Hwy I-20, exit Cedar Ridge; turn left, crossing bridge, after Camp Wisdom intersection, look for church on the right; park in the back of church.  The door entrance is in the back of the church building.

Traveling East on Hwy I-20, exit Cedar Ridge, turn right and follow same directions. 

Denton

Denton County

Saturday, November 8th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Adoption Match Party

Sponsored by the Rotary Club, this event will offer approved adoptive families with a current home study the opportunity to spend some time interacting with children just waiting to find their forever family. There will be plenty of fun activities, interaction, socializing, and food. Details will be provided after a family is registered.

Interested families must have their family worker register them with: Blythe Waldran (817) 792-4954

The deadline to register is October 31st.

 

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, November 8th, 1:30 PM

DFPS Office
8700 North Stemmons Freeway
Room 140
Dallas, TX

Traveling North on I35E, Take the Empire Central Exit 434A, turn right on Viceroy Drive, and turn right into the parking lot of the office building.

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, November 8th, 1:30 PM

DFPS Office
8700 North Stemmons Freeway
Room 140
Dallas, TX

Traveling North on I35E, Take the Empire Central Exit 434A, turn right on Viceroy Drive, and turn right into the parking lot of the office building.

Irving

Dallas County

Monday, November 10th, 6:30 PM

The Bair Foundation
4425 W. Airport Freeway
Suite 400
Irving, TX 75062

From Hwy 183, exit Esters Rd. Cross over freeway and turn down frontage road. Building sits at corner of 183/161

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, November 13th, 6:30 PM

Buckner
5200 South Buckner Blvd
Dallas, TX

I30 in Dallas, exit Loop 12/Buckner Blvd
South on Buckner Blvd
Buckner Campus is on the left.

Plano

Collin County

Saturday, November 15th, 9:00 AM

Embrace EXPO
One Community Church
2400 State Highway 121
Plano, TX

Directions from Dallas:  Take Central Expressway/Hwy. 75 North to McKinney.  Go West on Hwy. 121/Sam Rayburn Tollway.  Exit Independence Pkwy. and U-Turn under the overpass to go East on the Frontage Rd.  One Community Church will come up on your Right before Custer Rd.

Directions from Ft. Worth: Take Hwy. 121 North/East and stay on Hwy. 121 until you reach Frisco/Plano.  Exit Independence Pkwy.  The Church will come up on your Right

Dallas

Dallas County

Sunday, November 16th, 2:00 PM

Covenant Kids
2550 Beckleymeade
Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75237

Traveling East or West on I-20. Exit Hampton Rd and head South on Hampton Road. Your first light will be Beckleymeade. (Just past the Girl Scouts Headquarters) You will make a right. Go through the four way stop. Office complex will be on your left. (Covenant Kids is facing Autobahn, next to Rhema Medical.)

Richardson

Dallas County

Thursday, November 18th, 6:00 PM

Pathways Richardson Office
888 S. Greenville Ave.
Suite 127
Richardson, TX 75081

Go East off the Spring Valley exit off 75. The office is on the corner of Spring Valley and Greenville.

December 2014

Location

Information Meeting Directions

Grand Prairie

Dallas County

Monday, December 1st, 6:30 PM

CPS Meeting
(Bilingual Staff Available)

Pioneer Event Center
1025 W. Pioneer Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX 75051

From Dallas, travel West, exit 32B, to TX-161 / Pres. G. Bush Turnpike, turn -left-, travel South.  Exit right at Pioneer Pkwy / Arkansas Ln.  Take left at TX-303 E Spur / W Pioneer Pkwy to Pioneer Event Center - right. 

From Fort Worth, travel East, exit 32B, to TX-161 / Pres. G. Bush Turnpike, turn -right- travel South.  Exit right at Pioneer Pkwy / Arkansas Ln.  Take left at TX-303 E Spur / W Pioneer Pkwy to Pioneer Event Center on the right.   

Duncanville

Dallas County

Tuesday, December 2nd, 6:30 PM

CPS meeting
(Bilingual Staff Available)

Centro Familiar Cristiano Church
("Una Familia Para Tu Familia")
419 N. Cedar Ridge Drive
Duncanville, TX 75116

Traveling West on Hwy I-20, exit Cedar Ridge; turn left, crossing bridge, after Camp Wisdom intersection, look for church on the right; park in the back of church.  The door entrance is in the back of the church building.

Traveling East on Hwy I-20, exit Cedar Ridge, turn right and follow same directions. 

Greenville

Hunt County

Tuesday, December 2nd, 6:00 PM

Children's Hope
111 Taylor Drive Plaza
Greenville, TX 75402 

From I30 NE from Dallas to Greenville Exit HWY 34 S toward Quinlan. Office is 1.6 miles south of intersection FM 1570 and HWY 34 S on the left hand side if HWY 34 S. Next door to Blackland Glass

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, December 4th, 6:00 PM

Hope Cottage
2801 Swiss Avenue
Rooms A and B
Dallas, TX

Follow I-30 W to Cantegral St in Dallas. Take exit 285 from US-75 N
Continue on Cantegral St. Drive to Swiss Ave
Turn right onto Cantegral St
Turn left onto Swiss Ave
Destination will be on the left

Waxahachie

Ellis County

Saturday, December 6th, 11:00 AM

DFPS/CPS Office
208 YMCA Drive
Waxahachie, TX 75165

I 35S to 287 toward Waxahachie. At I-77N, turn left.
YMCA Drive is on the left past all the shopping centers/restaurants. There is a traffic light.

CPS Office is almost at the end of the street on the right, past the fire station. Look for signs on the door left of the main entrance

Arlington

Tarrant County

Sunday, December 7th, 2:00 PM

Covenant Kids
Westway Office Park
320 Westway Place
Arlington, TX

Going East on I-20, exit Matlock, go through the light and stay on the access road.

Going West on I-20, exit Matlock, then make a U-turn over I-20, continue east on the access road.
Turn right on Centreway Place, just past the Aetna Building. Just after the Stop Sign, immediately turn left into Westway Office Park.

Irving

Dallas County

Monday, December 8th, 5:30 PM

The Bair Foundation
4425 W. Airport Freeway
Suite 400
Irving, TX 75062

From Hwy 183, exit Esters Rd. Cross over freeway and turn down frontage road. Building sits at corner of 183/161

Richardson

Dallas County

Tuesday, December 9th, 6:00 PM

Pathways Richardson Office
888 S. Greenville Ave.
Suite 127
Richardson, TX 75081

Go East off the Spring Valley exit off 75. The office is on the corner of Spring Valley and Greenville.

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, December 11th, 6:00 PM

Benchmark
13140 Coit Road
Suite 320
Dallas, TX 75240 

From 635, Exit Coit Rd., head North. Located 1 block north, in Office Alpha, at the Corner of Coit Rd. and Alpha Rd. 3rd floor, suite 320.

Carrollton

Denton County

Thursday, December 11th, 6:00 PM

DFPS/CPS Office 
1712 W. Frankford Rd.
Suite 100
Carrollton, TX 75007

Merge onto I-35E N/US-77 N/Stemmons Fwy N via EXIT 44A toward Denton.
Keep right to take I-35E N/US-77 N/Stemmons Fwy N toward Denton. Take the I-635 E/I-635 W exit toward DFW Airport.
Keep left to take I-35E N/US-77 N/Stemmons Fwy N toward DFW Airport.
Take EXIT 446 toward Frankford Rd.
Merge onto N Interstate 35e.
Take the 1st right onto W Frankford Rd.
Make a U-turn at Trade Ctr onto W Frankford Rd.

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, December 13th, 10:30 AM

DFPS Office
8700 North Stemmons Freeway
Room 140
Dallas, TX

Traveling North on I35E, Take the Empire Central Exit 434A, turn right on Viceroy Drive, and turn right into the parking lot of the office building.

Plano

Collin County

Monday, December 15th, 6:30 PM

Covenant Kids, Inc.
710 E. Park Blvd.
Plano, TX  

From Downtown Dallas:  Travel North on US 75 from 35-E.  Take 75 N to Park Blvd Exit.  Proceed on service road and turn right on Central Pkwy.  Go straight for Quarter mile and Brandywine Place is located on the left.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Thursday, December 18th, 6:30 PM

Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Drive
Fort Worth, TX

Traveling EAST on I-20, Exit 431 toward Bryant Irvin Road. Turn slight left onto SW Loop 820. Turn slight right onto Bryant Irvin Road. Turn left onto Oakmont Blvd. Take 1st right onto Harris Pkwy. Take the first onto John Ryan Drive.

WEST on I-20. Take Exit 434A toward Granbury road. Take slight left onto SW Loop 820, turn left onto Granbury Road, turn right onto S. Hulen Street, turn left onto Oakmont Drive, turn left onto Harris Pkwy, take the first right onto John Ryan Drive

 

Recruitment Staff

  • Region 3 Recruitment Unit: (817) 792-4409

    Foster/Adopt Recruiters and
    Faith-based Recruiters:

    Blythe Waldran
    Starla Abraham
    Reeti Raisinghani
    Esequiel Sanchez

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Home Studies

Out of state and private adoption agency families: Please mail or fax your home study to us if you are interested in children from this area. If you are a DFPS family you do not need to do this since DFPS staff can obtain your study.
Our mailing address:

Department of Family and Protective Services
Recruitment Unit
P. O. Box 200697
Arlington TX 76006

Region 3 Recruitment Unit:
Phone: (817) 792-4409
Fax: (817) 276-3569