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Region 3, Dallas and surrounding area

Foster Care and Adoption Information Meetings

* 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 *

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
   

April 2014

Location

Information Meeting Directions

Grand Prairie

Dallas County

Tuesday, April 1st, 6:30 PM

Child Protective Services Only Meeting
Bilingual Staff Available

Grand Prairie Community Event Center
503 W. Church St.
Grand Prairie, TX.  75050

I-30 West from Dallas, take Belt Line Rd. Exit. At light turn left, go to Main St./180, turn right, to 5th. St., turn right, 2 blks., to corner, 503 W. Church St., GP Event Center. 

I-30 East from Fort Worth, exit 32B, take ramp right toward Pres. G.  Bush Turnpike South, -stay- on SH 161 Frontage Rd. (to avoid toll fees), go to Main St./180, turn left, to 5th. St., turn left, 2 blks., to corner, 503 W. Church St., GP Event Center. 

Arlington

Tarrant County

Tuesday, April 1st, 6:00 PM

ACH Child & Family Services
3291 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76018

Traveling from Fort Worth: Take Hwy 820 to the East side of Fort Worth.  Take Pioneer Pkwy (303-Spur E) going East.  Go for 4.3 miles and turn Left into North Lake Center.  Offices are at the back of the parking lot.

Traveling from Dallas:  Take I-30 going West.  Go (left) South on Hwy 360; then West (right) on Pioneer Pkwy (Spur 303).  Go 5.6 miles and turn Right into North Lake Center.

Arlington

For ALL  19 Counties

Wednesday, April 2nd, 6:30 PM

Child Protective Services Only Meeting
Families wanting to be licensed by CPS

Bilingual Staff Available

5 Story Silver Building, EPS Benefits
1200 E Copeland Road, Room 130 (around back)
Arlington, TX 76011

I-30 W from Dallas, take Collins Street Exit. At light turn left, go across Collin Street Bridge, turn left at light at Copeland . Building is on the North side of I-30E.

I-30E from Fort Worth, exit at Collins/Center Street. Go past the Center Street and Collins Street lights.
Go past Chili’s Restaurant and Sedona Springs Apartments. 5 story Silver building is on the right.
Go around to the back entrance

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, April 5th, 10:00 AM

Juliette Fowler Homes (Hosted by PCHAS) EXPO
Community Center Building
1234 Abrams Road
Dallas, TX 75214

Take I35 North. Exit onto I30 East. Continue to Exit 48B for Barry Avenue. Turn sharp left onto S. Barry Avenue and continue to Munger Blvd for one half mile. Turn right onto Columbia Avenue and continue on to Abrams Rd. Juliette Fowler Homes will be on the right and you can gain entrance through a security gate.

Waxahachie

Ellis County

Saturday, April 5th, 3:00 PM

Child Protective Services Only Meeting
Families wanting to be licensed by CPS

DFPS Office
208 YMCA Drive
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Take I35 South to 287 toward Waxahachie. At I-77N, turn left. YMCA Drive is on the left past all of 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.

Greenville

Hunt County

Saturday, April 5th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Foster Care and Adoption Conference

Highland Terrace Baptist Church
3939 Joe Ramsey Blvd. E
Greenville, TX

For more information please click here for the flyer.

 

Dallas

Dallas County

Sunday, April 6th, 2:00 PM

Covenant Kids Dallas
2550 Beckleymeade Avenue
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)

Dallas/Richardson

Dallas County

Wednesday, April 9th, 6:00 PM

Benchmark Family Services
Office Alpha
13140 Coit Road, Suite 320
Dallas, TX 75240

Traveling East or West on 635, Exit Coit Road, and head north one block. BFS is located in Office Alpha, which is on the northeast corner of the intersection of Alpha and Coit Rd.

Irving

Dallas County

Sunday, April 13th, 2:00 PM
 
Irving Bible Church
The Alcove Room
2435 Kinwest Parkway
Irving, TX

Irving Bible Church is located near I-635 and Belt Line Road at the corner of Kinwest Parkway and Regent Boulevard. The meeting will be held in The Alcove Room.

 

Presenters: JSmiley & DJennings

Dallas

Dallas County

Monday, April 14th, 6:30 PM

Circles of Care
9535 Forest Lane
Suite 101 A
Dallas, TX 75234

Directions From I-635, head east on Forest Lane and take first left toward Waterview Office Center. Follow road as it veers left, office building on the right. Enter left/south front entrance and Circles of Care is the first office on your right. 

Cleburne

Johnson County

Tuesday, April 15th, 6:00 PM

ACH Child & Family Services
1200 West Henderson Street
Suite F
Cleburne, TX 76033

Traveling from Fort Worth: Take Interstate 35W South towards Burleson. Take exit 37 to merge onto TX-174 S/NE Wilshire Blvd towards Cleburne for 16 miles. Turn right on West Henderson Street for .9 miles. Destination will be on the right.

Dallas

Dallas County

Tuesday, April 15th, 6:30 PM

Juliette Fowler Homes (Hosted by PCHAS)
Community Center Building
1234 Abrams Road
Dallas, TX 75214

Take I35 North. Exit onto I30 East. Continue to Exit 48B for Barry Avenue. Turn sharp left onto S. Barry Avenue and continue to Munger Blvd for one half mile. Turn right onto Columbia Avenue and continue on to Abrams Rd. Juliette Fowler Homes will be on the right and you can gain entrance through a security gate.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Thursday, April 17th, 6:30 PM

Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Drive
Board Room
Fort Worth, TX 76132

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

Dallas/Richardson

Dallas County

Saturday, April 19th, 10:30 AM

Benchmark Family Services
Office Alpha
13140 Coit Road, Suite 320
Dallas, TX 75240

Traveling East or West on 635, Exit Coit Road, and head north one block. BFS is located in Office Alpha, which is on the northeast corner of the intersection of Alpha and Coit Rd.

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, April 24th, 6:30 PM
 
High Pointe Baptist Church
(Host:Texas Baptist Home)
101 High Pointe Lane
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Directions:
From 67 South exit Pleasant Run and turn right onto Pleasant Run.
From 67 North exit Pleasant Run/Joe Wilson Rd and turn left onto Pleasant Run.

From Pleasant Run, turn Right on Old Clark Road
Left on High Pointe Lane
High Pointe Baptist Church is on the right

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, April 26th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Foster Care and Adoption Expo

Buckner Children and Family Services
5200 S. Buckner Blvd
Community Building, Room 203
Dallas, TX 75227

Traveling East on I-30 from Fort Worth, take
TX Loop- 12/Buckner Blvd Exit #53A, merge onto East RL Thornton  Freeway east toward Buckner Blvd. Turn right on S. Buckner Blvd (Sign for TX loop -12 South) The first stop light will be  Samuel Blvd, cross over Samuel and Buckner is on the left.

Richardson

Dallas County

Monday, April 28th, 6:00 PM

Pathways Youth and Family Services
888 South Greenville Avenue #127
Richardson, TX

635 to Greenville and go North; Corner of Cenntennial and Greenville. 

Trainer:  Minnie Griffin  @  972-776-6681, mgriffin@pathway.org

Hurst

Tarrant County

Wednesday, April 30th, 6:00 PM

Pathways Youth and Family Services
1864 Norwood Drive #D
Hurst, TX

183 to Norwood; North on Norwood.
Trainer:  Minnie Griffin, mgriffin@pathway.org, 817-391-0771

 

May 2014

Location

Information Meeting Directions

Dallas/Richardson

Dallas County

Saturday, May 3rd, 10:30 AM

Benchmark Family Services
Office Alpha
13140 Coit Road, Suite 320
Dallas, TX 75240

Traveling East or West on 635, Exit Coit Road, and head north one block. BFS is located in Office Alpha, which is on the northeast corner of the intersection of Alpha and Coit Rd.

Plano

Collin County

Monday, May 5th, 6:30 PM

Covenant Kids Plano
Brandywine Place
710 E. Park Blvd.
Suite 100
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.

Arlington

Tarrant County

Tuesday, May 6th, 6:00 PM

ACH Child & Family Services
3291 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76018

Traveling from Fort Worth: Take Hwy 820 to the East side of Fort Worth.  Take Pioneer Pkwy (303-Spur E) going East.  Go for 4.3 miles and turn Left into North Lake Center.  Offices are at the back of the parking lot.

Traveling from Dallas:  Take I-30 going West.  Go (left) South on Hwy 360; then West (right) on Pioneer Pkwy (Spur 303).  Go 5.6 miles and turn Right into North Lake Center.

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, May 8th, 6:30 PM

Buckner Children and Family Services
5200 S. Buckner Blvd
Community Building, Room 203
Dallas, TX 75227

Traveling East on I-30 from Fort Worth, take
TX Loop- 12/Buckner Blvd Exit #53A, merge onto East RL Thornton  Freeway east toward Buckner Blvd. Turn right on S. Buckner Blvd (Sign for TX loop -12 South) The first stop light will be  Samuel Blvd, cross over Samuel and Buckner is on the left.

Dallas

Dallas County

Monday, May 12th, 6:30 PM

Circles of Care
9535 Forest Lane
Suite 101 A
Dallas, TX 75234

Directions From I-635, head east on Forest Lane and take first left toward Waterview Office Center. Follow road as it veers left, office building on the right. Enter left/south front entrance and Circles of Care is the first office on your right. 

Dallas/Richardson

Dallas County

Thursday, May 15th, 6:00 PM

Benchmark Family Services
Office Alpha
13140 Coit Road, Suite 320
Dallas, TX 75240

Traveling East or West on 635, Exit Coit Road, and head north one block. BFS is located in Office Alpha, which is on the northeast corner of the intersection of Alpha and Coit Rd.

Dallas

Dallas County

Sunday, May 18th, 2:00 PM

Covenant Kids
2550 Beckleymeade Avenue
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)

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Tuesday, May 20th, 6:00 PM

ACH Child & Family Services
ERC Room 104
3712 Wichita Street
Fort Worth, TX

From South Fort Worth-take I-35 W North, take exit 48A toward Berry/TCU, take first right on East Berry Street. Turn right on Vaughn Boulevard, then turn slight right onto Wichita Street. 3712 Wichita Street is on the right.
 

From Dallas-take I 30 West, then merge onto I-820  South exit 21C, merge onto US 287 Exit 33A, take the Berry St./Vaughn BLVD exit. Take the first left onto Wichita. 3712 Wichita is on the right.

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, May 22nd, 6:30 PM
 
High Pointe Baptist Church
(Host:Texas Baptist Home)
101 High Pointe Lane
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Directions:
From 67 South exit Pleasant Run and turn right onto Pleasant Run.
From 67 North exit Pleasant Run/Joe Wilson Rd and turn left onto Pleasant Run.

From Pleasant Run, turn Right on Old Clark Road
Left on High Pointe Lane
High Pointe Baptist Church is on the right

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Thursday, May 29th, 6:00 PM

Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76132

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

 

June 2014

Location

Information Meeting Directions

Arlington

Tarrant County

Monday, June 2nd, 6:30 PM

Covenant Kids Arlington
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.

Cleburne

Johnson County

Tuesday, June 3rd, 6:00 PM

ACH Child & Family Services
1200 West Henderson Street
Suite F
Cleburne, TX 76033

Traveling from Fort Worth: Take Interstate 35W South towards Burleson. Take exit 37 to merge onto TX-174 S/NE Wilshire Blvd towards Cleburne for 16 miles. Turn right on West Henderson Street for .9 miles. Destination will be on the right.

Dallas/Richardson

Dallas County

Saturday, June 7th, 10:30 AM

Benchmark Family Services
Office Alpha
13140 Coit Road, Suite 320
Dallas, TX 75240

Traveling East or West on 635, Exit Coit Road, and head north one block. BFS is located in Office Alpha, which is on the northeast corner of the intersection of Alpha and Coit Rd.

Dallas

Dallas County

Monday, June 9th, 6:30 PM

Circles of Care
9535 Forest Lane
Suite 101 A
Dallas, TX 75234

Directions From I-635, head east on Forest Lane and take first left toward Waterview Office Center. Follow road as it veers left, office building on the right. Enter left/south front entrance and Circles of Care is the first office on your right. 

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, June 12th, 6:30 PM

Buckner Children and Family Services
5200 S. Buckner Blvd
Community Building, Room 203
Dallas, TX 75227

Traveling East on I-30 from Fort Worth, take
TX Loop- 12/Buckner Blvd Exit #53A, merge onto East RL Thornton  Freeway east toward Buckner Blvd. Turn right on S. Buckner Blvd (Sign for TX loop -12 South) The first stop light will be  Samuel Blvd, cross over Samuel and Buckner is on the left.

Waxahachie

Ellis County

Saturday, June 14th, 10:30 AM

Child Protective Services Only Meeting
Families wanting to be licensed by CPS

DFPS Office
208 YMCA Drive
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Take I35 South to 287 toward Waxahachie. At I-77N, turn left. YMCA Drive is on the left past all of 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.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Tuesday, June 17th, 6:00 PM

ACH Child & Family Services
ERC Room 104
3712 Wichita Street
Fort Worth, TX

From South Fort Worth-take I-35 W North, take exit 48A toward Berry/TCU, take first right on East Berry Street. Turn right on Vaughn Boulevard, then turn slight right onto Wichita Street. 3712 Wichita Street is on the right.
 

From Dallas-take I 30 West, then merge onto I-820  South exit 21C, merge onto US 287 Exit 33A, take the Berry St./Vaughn BLVD exit. Take the first left onto Wichita. 3712 Wichita is on the right.

Dallas/Richardson

Dallas County

Thursday, June 19th, 6:00 PM

Benchmark Family Services
Office Alpha
13140 Coit Road, Suite 320
Dallas, TX 75240

Traveling East or West on 635, Exit Coit Road, and head north one block. BFS is located in Office Alpha, which is on the northeast corner of the intersection of Alpha and Coit Rd.

Dallas

Dallas County

Sunday, June 22nd, 2:00 PM

Covenant Kids Dallas
2550 Beckleymeade Avenue
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)

Dallas

Dallas County

Tuesday, June 24th, 6:00 PM

Hope Cottage
2801 Swiss Avenue
Rooms A and B
Dallas, TX  75204

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

Hurst

Tarrant County

Thursday, June 26th, 6:00 PM

Pathways Youth and Family Services
1864 N. Norwood Drive
Suite D
Hurst, TX 76054

Off of 183 take the Norwood exit in Hurst, TX and go North on Norwood. The Pathways office will be on the right before the light.

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                                                   
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