Need information on foster care and adoption? Do you want to help children in foster care but don't know how? Is your church interested in providing support services for children in foster care?

DFPS regional faith-based specialists work with the faith community to answers questions about how to become foster and adoptive families. They are an integral part of the DFPS Faith-Based Program to partner with faith communities in Texas to help children in foster care, their parents, and kinship families.

Region Location Name/Email Phone
1 Lubbock Leonor Espinoza (806) 470-5197
2 Wichita Falls Herb Brister (325) 513-2812
3 East Dallas Rosielyn Shields (817) 727-2671
3 West Fort Worth Starla Abraham (214) 796-1267
4 Tyler Tonya Fuller (903) 216-5878
5 Beaumont Alicia Jinkerson (409) 504-6390
6A Houston & Harris County Ashley Smalls (713) 410-1384
6B Outlying Counties Leslie Labarre (832) 454-7283
7 Austin Teoahnna Mayo (254) 220-6819
7 Brenham Christi Yackel (979) 203-6931
8 San Antonio Hope Shelton (210) 452-2321
9 Midland Tony Rastetter (325) 262-1987
10 El Paso Maritza Hernandez (915) 309-3595
11 Corpus Christi Cornelia Garza (361) 816-4053
12 State Office Felicia Mason-Edwards (512) 438-3412

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