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 *

September 2014

Location

Information Meeting Directions

Arlington

Tarrant County

 

Tuesday, September 2nd, 6:00 PM

ACH
3291 West Pioneer Pkwy
Arlington, TX

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.

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


- ONLY - for residents of Dallas County and residents Southeast, East and North of Dallas County

Tuesday,  September 2nd,  6:30 PM

CPS meeting / CPS Agency Office
(Bilingual Staff Available)

5 Story Silver Building
EPS Benefits
1200 E Copeland Road,
Room 339
Arlington, TX 76011

I-30 W from Dallas, take Collins St. Exit. At light turn left, go across Collin St. Bridge, turn left at light at Copeland . Go past Chili’s Restaurant and Sedona Springs Apts.
The 5 story EPS Benefits Silver building is on the right.

I-30E from Fort Worth, take Collins/Center St. exit. Go past the Center St./Collins St. lights. Go past Chili’s Restaurant and Sedona Springs Apts.
The 5 story EPS Benefits Silver building is on the right.

Plano

Collin County

Wednesday, September 3rd, 6:30 PM

Covenant Kids
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.

Duncanville

Dallas County

Thursday, September 4th, 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. 

Irving

Dallas County

Saturday, September 6th, 6:30 PM

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

Located off 183 off the Esthers exit after you pass Irving Mall. You will cross over Esthers Street over the over pass. It's the 5 story building after you pass the Holiday Inn on the right.

Arlington


-For residents of Dallas County and residents Southeast, East and North of Dallas County

Monday,  September 8th,  6:30 PM

CPS meeting / CPS Agency Office
(Bilingual Staff Available)

5 Story Silver Building
EPS Benefits
1200 E Copeland Road,
Room 339
Arlington, Texas 76011

I-30 W from Dallas, take Collins St. Exit. At light turn left, go across Collin St. Bridge, turn left at light at Copeland . Go past Chili’s Restaurant and Sedona Springs Apts.
The 5 story EPS Benefits Silver building is on the right.

I-30E from Fort Worth, take Collins/Center St. exit. Go past the Center St./Collins St. lights. Go past Chili’s Restaurant and Sedona Springs Apts.
The 5 story EPS Benefits Silver building is on the right.

Dallas

Dallas County

Tuesday, September 9th, 6:00 PM

Hope Cottage
2801 Swiss Avenue
Rooms A and B
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.

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, September 11th, 6:30 PM

Buckner
5200 South Buckner Blvd
Dallas, TX

30 exit, Buckner Blvd
South on Buckner Blvd
Buckner Campus is on the left.

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, September 13th, 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

Monday, September 15th, 6:30 PM

Circles of Care
9535 Forest Lane
Suite 101 A
Dallas, TX 75243

From I-635 East, exit Abrams/Forest Ln, and turn left onto Forest Ln. Take immediate left, follow road as it curves to the left and the office building is on the right. Enter front doors on the left of building and Circles of Care is the first office on your right.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Tuesday, September 16th, 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, September 18th, 6:00 PM

Benchmark Family Services
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.

Waxahachie

Ellis County

Saturday, September 20th, 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, September 22nd, 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.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Thursday, September 25th, 6:30 PM

Kids First, Inc.
4900 SE Loop 820
Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX 76140

Take I-20 Fort Worth, exit Anglin Street, it is a two story white UEA building, facing I-20.

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, September 27th, 10:30 AM

Benchmark Family Services
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.

October 2014

Location

Information Meeting Directions

Grand Prairie

Dallas County

Thursday, October 2nd, 6:30 PM

CPS Agency 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

Saturday, October 4th, 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.

Cleburne

Johnson County

Tuesday, October 7th, 6:00 PM

ACH
1200 West Henderson St.
Suite F
Cleburne, TX

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.

Cedar Hill

Dallas County

Thursday, October 9th, 6:30 PM

TBH
High Pointe Baptist Church
101 High Pointe Lane
Cedar Hill, TX

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.

Grand Prairie

Dallas County

Saturday, October 11th, 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Celebrating "Hispanic Heritage Month"
Two Information Meetings Available on this date
!

CPS Agency Meeting
(Bilingual Staff Available)

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

*Please click here to see the event flyer!

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

Saturday, October 11th, 10:30 AM

Benchmark Family Services
13140 Coit Rd
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.

Arlington

Tarrant County

Monday, October 13th, 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.

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, October 16th, 6:00 PM

Benchmark Family Services
13140 Coit Rd
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.

Dallas

Dallas County

Sunday, October 19th, 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.)

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Tuesday, October 21st, 6:00 PM

ACH
3712 Wichita St.
ERC Room 104
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.

Irving

Dallas County

Thursday, October 23rd, 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

Duncanville

Dallas County

Tuesday, October 28th, 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. 

Richardson

Dallas County

Tuesday, October 28th, 6:30 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.

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, 10:30 AM

Benchmark Family Services
13140 Coit Rd
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.

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. 

Cedar Hill

Dallas County

Saturday, December 8th, 10:30 AM

Destiny Church
1375 New Clark Road
Cedar Hill, TX

Please click here to view the event flyer.

Traveling South on I35 Take Loop 12 South, Continue onto Spur 408, Take the Left Exit to Clark Rd, continue onto New Clark Rd.  Church is on the Right.

Take I35 South to 67 South, Take the Danieldale Exit, turn right on Danieldale, Turn Left on Clark Road, Continue onto New Clark Rd.  Destiny Church is on the Right.  

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.

 

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