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.

* If accomodations 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
   

February 2016

Location

Information Meeting Directions

Grand Prairie

Dallas County

Monday, February 1st, 6:30-8:00 PM

CPS Agency Meeting Only
(Bilingual Staff Available)

Tony Shotwell Life Center
2750 Graham St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Traveling East on Hwy I-30, exit McArthur Blvd.; turn right at McArthur; go to Bowles St. & turn right; to 28th. Street, turn left; then turn right at Graham. You will see Shotwell Life Center building. Ask for meeting at counter. 

Traveling West on Hwy I-30, exit McArthur Blvd.; turn left and follow same directions.  

Richardson

Dallas County

Tuesday, February 2nd, 6:00 PM

Pathways Youth & Family Services
888 S. Greenville Ave.
Suite 127
Richardson, TX 75081

Directions from Dallas: 75N to Spring Valley exit, turn right. Go to Centennial and take a right. Turn right into first shopping center. Go inside to the suites.

Duncanville

Dallas County

Tuesday, February 2nd, 6:30-8:00 PM

CPS Agency Meeting Only
(Bilingual Staff Available)

Duncanville Public Library
201 James Collins Blvd.
Duncanville, TX 75116

Traveling I-20 West, exit 462, go to Main St., Turn right on Main St., turn left onto James Collins Blvd. The Duncanville Library is on the left. 

Traveling I-20 East, exit 462, go to Main St., turn right on Main St., turn left onto James Collis Blvd. The Duncanville Library is on the left. 

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, February 4th, 6:00 PM

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

From 635, Exit Coit and take a right at the light. Pass the McDonald's on the right and then come up to a stoplight. The building has a sign in front that says "Office Alpha." The mtg. room is located on the 3rd floor, directly to the right, once off the elevator.

Grand Prairie

Dallas County

Monday, February 8th, 6:30-8:00 PM

CPS Agency Meeting Only
(Bilingual Staff Available)

Tony Shotwell Life Center
2750 Graham St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Traveling East on Hwy I-30, exit McArthur Blvd.; turn right at McArthur; go to Bowles St. & turn right; to 28th. Street, turn left; then turn right at Graham. You will see Shotwell Life Center building. Ask for meeting at counter. 

Traveling West on Hwy I-30, exit McArthur Blvd.; turn left and follow same directions.  

Duncanville

Dallas County

Tuesday, February 9th, 6:30-8:00 PM

CPS Agency Meeting Only
(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

Wednesday, February 10th, 6:00 PM

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

The Bair office is located at the interchange of 161 and 183.

Heading East on 183, exit Ester's Road and turn left at the light, then turn left at the second light. The building is on the right next to the Super 8 motel.

Heading West on 183 exit Ester's Road and go through the first light, the building is on the right, next to the Super 8 motel.

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, February 11th, 6:00 PM

Buckner Children and Family Services
5310 S. Buckner Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75227

Take I-30 in Dallas, Exit Loop 12/ Buckner Blvd. Go South on Buckner, the campus will be on the left.

Denton

Denton County

Thursday, February 11th, 6:00 PM

DFPS Office
535 S. Loop 288
Suite 2001
Denton, TX 76205

Take I-35W toward Denton, Exit Loop 288 and follow it until you reach the office.

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, February 13th, 10:00 AM

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

From 635, Exit Coit and take a right at the light. Pass the McDonald's on the right and then come up to a stoplight. The building has a sign in front that says "Office Alpha." The mtg. room is located on the 3rd floor, directly to the right, once off the elevator.

Dallas

Dallas County

Wednesday, February 17th, 7:00 PM

Covenant Kids
2550 Beckleymeade Ave.
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

Thursday, February 18th, 5:30 PM

Gladney
6300 John Ryan Dr.
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 right onto John Ryan Drive.

Traveling 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

Dallas County

Saturday, February 20th, 10:30 AM

Foster Care Information Meeting
DFPS Office
8700 Stemmons Freeway
Room 104
Dallas, TX

Flyer for Information Meeting on February 20, 2016

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.

Arlington

Tarrant County

Sunday, February 21st, 2:00 PM

Covenant Kids
320 Westway Place
Arlington, TX

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

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.

Arlington

Tarrant County

Wednesday, February 24th, 6:30 PM

Eckerd
1601 E Lamar Blvd.
Suite 108
Arlington, TX

From Dallas, Take I-30 West. Take EXIT 29 toward Ballpark Way/Legends Way/Baird Farm Rd. Take the 1st right onto Baird Farm Rd. Turn left onto E Lamar Blvd. 1601 E Lamar Blvd is on the right.

From Fort Worth, Take I-30 East. Take Exit 29 toward Ballpark Way/Legends Way/Baird Farm Rd. Take the 1st left onto Baird Farm Rd. Turn left onto E Lamar Blvd. 1601 E Lamar Blvd is on the right.

Irving

Dallas County

Wednesday, February 24th, 6:00 PM

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

The Bair office is located at the interchange of 161 and 183.

Heading East on 183, exit Ester's Road and turn left at the light, then turn left at the second light. The building is on the right next to the Super 8 motel.

Heading West on 183 exit Ester's Road and go through the first light, the building is on the right, next to the Super 8 motel.

Lewisville

Denton County

Thursday, February 25th, 6:00 PM

DFPS Office
198 Civic Circle Drive
Lewisville, TX  75067

Take 121 toward Lewisville, turn left onto Edmunds Lane, turn left onto FM 3040/Round Grove Road, turn right on S Valley Parkway, turn left on Civic Circle.

March 2016

Location

Information Meeting Directions

Desoto

Dallas County

Thursday, March 3rd, 6:30 PM

Foster and Adoption Information Meeting
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
512 North Cockrell Hill Rd.
Desoto, TX 75115

Flyer for Information Meeting on March 3, 2016

 

Traveling West on I20, Take I67 South. Exit Cockerell Hill Rd. and turn left. Continue for about 3.2 miles. The church is visible on the left. Turn left onto Silver Creek and enter the parking lot on the right. Drive to the back of the parking lot and park on the right near the Fellowship Hall. The meeting is held in the Fellowship Hall. 

Fairlie

Hunt County

Saturday, March 5th, 10:30 AM

Foster and Adoption Information Meeting
Cross Trails Cowboy Church
4761 FM 1563
Fairlie, Texas

Flyer for Information Meeting on March 5, 2016

Traveling East on I30, Take exit 101 towards Commerce onto TX-24/TX-50 (State Highway 24). Take ramp towards TX-11, Turn left on TX-11E going towards Wolfe City. Turn right on to FM 2655 and then left on FM1563 (first road to the left, there is a sign that says “Cowboy Church” on FM1563) and follow 1563 for 1.5 miles until you see the church on the left.

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, March 12th, 10:30 AM

Foster Care Information Meeting
DFPS Office
8700 Stemmons Freeway
Room 104
Dallas, TX

Flyer for Information Meeting on March 12, 2016

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