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Region 3

Foster Care and Adoption Information Meetings

If you reside in one of these counties: 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 http://www.ourcommunity-ourkids.org/ or call 844-644-9240.

For information on fostering or adopting a child from out of state, contact the state ICPC office.

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

Please find Information Meeting 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

Recruitment Events and Foster/Adopt Information Meetings:

January 2020

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Burleson

Johnson County

Monday, January 6th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Dwell Coffee and Biscuits
108 W. Ellison Street, Suite 101
Burleson, TX 76028

Denison

Grayson County

Monday, January 6th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Texoma Health Foundation, First United Community Room
5036 Reba Dr.
Denison, TX 75020

Dallas

Dallas County

Tuesday, January 7th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lochwood Branch Library
11221 Lochwood Blvd
Dallas, TX 75218

Restorative Information Meeting

A special meeting for families interested in caring for children with advanced emotional, developmental, and educational needs.

Duncanville

Dallas County

If you reside in these counties only, please feel free to attend this meeting: Dallas, Denton, Cooke, Wise, Fannin, Grayson, Collin, Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Ellis, Navarro

Tuesday, January 7th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Informational Meeting
Duncanville Library
201 James Collins Blvd
Duncanville, TX 75116

Contact: La Queena Warren, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for questions: (817) 304-1272

Note: There’s no need to RSVP. All are welcome to attend. Adult only meeting. If you’re married, please attend with your spouse. Childcare is not provided.

If you would like more information on the licensing process through Child Protective Services, please attend this meeting. Your attendance will also count, if you choose to be licensed through a private agency.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Wednesday, January 8th, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

12111 Bella Italia Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76126

Grand Prairie

Dallas County

If you reside in these counties only, please feel free to attend this meeting: Dallas, Denton, Cooke, Wise, Fannin, Grayson, Collin, Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Ellis, Navarro

Thursday, January 9th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Informational Meeting
Tony Shotwell Life Center
2750 Graham Street
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Contact: La Queena Warren, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for questions: (817) 304-1272

Note: There’s no need to RSVP. All are welcome to attend. Adult only meeting. If you’re married, please attend with your spouse. Childcare is not provided.

If you would like more information on the licensing process through Child Protective Services, please attend this meeting. Your attendance will also count, if you choose to be licensed through a private agency.

Arlington

Tarrant County

Monday, January 13th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

St. John Cumberland Presbyterian Church
6007 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd.
Arlington, TX 76016

Denton

Denton County

Monday, January 13th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Denton Public Library – North Branch
3020 N Locust St.
Denton, TX 76209

Greenville

Hunt County

Monday, January 13th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Children’s Hope
2804 Mitchell St, Suite B
Greenville, TX 75402

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, January 13th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

North Side Baptist Church
910 N Main Street
Weatherford, TX 76086

The meeting will be in the Children's Building. From Main, take a right on First. The Children's Building is on your right.

Mineral Wells

Palo Pinto County

Thursday, January 16th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Boyce Ditto Public Library
2300 SW M.L.K. Jr. Street 
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, January 18th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Oak Gardens Church
4008 S Polk St.
Dallas, TX 75224

Bonham

Fannin County

Monday, January 20th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bonham Library
305 E 5th St.
Bonham, TX 75418

Plano

Collin County

Thursday, January 23rd, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County
2205 Los Rios Blvd.
Plano, TX  75074

Contact: Nikki Thomas at (940) 368-0819 if you have any questions. No RSVP needed.

Allen

Collin County

Friday, January 24th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Cottonwood Creek Church, Room A232
1015 Sam Rayburn Tollway
Allen, TX 75013

Dallas

Dallas County

Monday, January 27th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Arcadia Park Branch Library, Meeting Room A
1302 N Justin Ave
Dallas, TX 75211

Cleburne

Johnson County

Monday, January 27th, 6:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
                                                                               
Crossroads Church of Cleburne
111 N Pendell Avenue
Cleburne, TX 76033

Kaufman

Kaufman County

Monday, January 27th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kaufman County Library
3790 S Houston St.
Kaufman, TX 75142

Willow Park

Parker County

Monday, January 27th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hope Fort Worth Match Event

Christ Chapel West Campus
3910 E. I-20 Frontage Rd. S.
Willow Park, TX 76087

This match event will feature kids waiting to be adopted from our local community. Come and enjoy free dinner while you hear an encouragement and stick around to view profiles, meet caseworkers, or connect with agencies. Everyone is invited, licensed or not. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP at https://hopefw.org/match-events

Denton

Denton County

Thursday, January 30th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Denton CPS Office
535 S. Loop 288, Ste. 2001
Denton, TX 76205

Contact: Nikki Thomas at (940) 368-0819 if you have any questions. No RSVP needed.

February 2020

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Burleson

Johnson County

Monday, February 3rd, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Dwell Coffee and Biscuits
108 W. Ellison Street, Suite 101
Burleson, TX 76028

Rockwall

Rockwall County

Monday, February 3rd, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lake Pointe Church, Room W204
701 E I-30
Rockwall, TX 75087

Duncanville

Dallas County

If you reside in these counties only, please feel free to attend this meeting: Dallas, Denton, Cooke, Wise, Fannin, Grayson, Collin, Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Ellis, Navarro

Tuesday, February 4th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Informational Meeting
Duncanville Library
201 James Collins Blvd
Duncanville, TX 75116

Contact: La Queena Warren, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for questions: (817) 304-1272

Note: There’s no need to RSVP. All are welcome to attend. Adult only meeting. If you’re married, please attend with your spouse. Childcare is not provided.

If you would like more information on the licensing process through Child Protective Services, please attend this meeting. Your attendance will also count, if you choose to be licensed through a private agency.

Lewisville

Denton County

Tuesday, February 4th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lewisville Public Library, Crawford Meeting Room
1197 W Main St
Lewisville, TX 75067

Restorative Information Meeting
A special meeting for families interested in caring for children with advanced emotional, developmental, and educational needs.

Grand Prairie

Dallas County

If you reside in these counties only, please feel free to attend this meeting: Dallas, Denton, Cooke, Wise, Fannin, Grayson, Collin, Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Ellis, Navarro

Thursday, February 6th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Informational Meeting
Tony Shotwell Life Center
2750 Graham Street
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Contact: La Queena Warren, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for questions: (817) 304-1272

Note: There’s no need to RSVP. All are welcome to attend. Adult only meeting. If you’re married, please attend with your spouse. Childcare is not provided.

If you would like more information on the licensing process through Child Protective Services, please attend this meeting. Your attendance will also count, if you choose to be licensed through a private agency.

Arlington

Tarrant County

Monday, February 10th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

St. John Cumberland Presbyterian Church
6007 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd.
Arlington, TX 76016

Greenville

Hunt County

Monday, February 10th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Children’s Hope
2804 Mitchell St, Suite B
Greenville, TX 75402

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, February 10th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

North Side Baptist Church
910 N Main Street
Weatherford, TX 76086

The meeting will be in the Children's Building. From Main, take a right on First. The Children's Building is on your right.

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, February 15th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Oak Gardens Church
4008 S Polk St.
Dallas, TX 75224

Greenville

Hunt County

If you reside in these counties only, please feel free to attend this meeting: Dallas, Denton, Cooke, Wise, Fannin, Grayson, Collin, Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Ellis, Navarro

Sunday, February 16th, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Faith and Foster and Adoption Informational Meeting
The Church at River Oaks
5903 Joe Ramsey Blvd N.
Greenville, TX 75402

Contact: La Queena Warren, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for questions: (817) 304-1272 or Rosie Shields, Child Protective Services Faith Based Specialist, 817-727-2671

Note: There’s no need to RSVP. All are welcome to attend.

If you would like more information on the licensing process through Child Protective Services, please attend this meeting. Your attendance will also count, if you choose to be licensed through a private agency.

Bonham

Fannin County

Monday, February 17th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bonham Library
305 E 5th St.
Bonham, TX 75418

Cedar Hill

Dallas County

Monday, February 17th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Cedar Hill Library, Zula B. Wylie Meeting Room
225 Cedar St.
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Mineral Wells

Palo Pinto County

Thursday, February 20th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Boyce Ditto Public Library
2300 SW M.L.K. Jr. Street 
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Plano

Collin County

Thursday, February 20th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County
2205 Los Rios Blvd.
Plano, TX 75074

Contact: Nikki Thomas at (940) 368-0819 if you have any questions. No RSVP needed.

Allen

Collin County

Friday, February 21st, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Cottonwood Creek Church, Room A232
1015 Sam Rayburn Tollway
Allen, TX 75013

Cedar Hill

Dallas County

If you reside in these counties only, please feel free to attend this meeting: Dallas, Denton, Cooke, Wise, Fannin, Grayson, Collin, Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Ellis, Navarro

Saturday, February 22nd, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Foster and Adopt Informational Meeting

Zula B. Wiley Library (Meeting Room)
225 Cedar Street
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Contact: La Queena Warren, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, at (817) 304-1272

Note: There is NO need to RSVP. All are welcome to attend. If you’re married, please attend with your spouse.
Childcare is NOT available.

If you would like more information on the licensing process through Child Protective Services, please attend this meeting. Your attendance will also count, if you choose to be licensed through a private agency.

Dallas

Dallas County

Sunday, February 23rd, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bridge to Adoption (Match Event)
Watermark Community Church
7540 LBJ Frwy.
Dallas, TX 75251

Contact: Bruce Kendrick at (214) 354-9667 or familyrestoration@watermark.org for information.
Registration Link: https://www.watermark.org/events/3444

Cleburne

Johnson County

Monday, February 24th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Crossroads Church of Cleburne
111 N Pendell Avenue
Cleburne, TX 76033

Denton

Denton County

Monday, February 24th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Denton CPS Office
535 S. Loop 288, Ste. 2001
Denton, TX  76205

Contact: Nikki Thomas at (940) 368-0819 if you have any questions. No RSVP needed.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County  

 Monday, February 24th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

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

Kaufman

Kaufman County

Monday, February 24th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kaufman County Library
3790 S Houston St.
Kaufman, TX 75142

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, February 27th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Watermark Community Church, East Tower 1B
7540 LBJ Frwy
Dallas, TX 75251

Sherman

Grayson County

Thursday, February 27th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sherman CPS Office
2607 N. Loy Lake Road
Sherman, TX 75090

Contact: Nikki Thomas at (940) 368-0819 if you have any questions. No RSVP needed.

Keller

Tarrant County

Saturday, February 29th, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Keller Public Library
640 Johnson Road
Keller, TX 76248

March 2020

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Denison

Grayson County

Monday, March 2nd, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Texoma Health Foundation, First United Community Room
5036 Reba Dr.
Denison, TX 75020

Dallas

Dallas County

Tuesday, March 3rd, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lochwood Branch Library
11221 Lochwood Blvd
Dallas, TX 75218

Duncanville

Dallas County

If you reside in these counties only, please feel free to attend this meeting: Dallas, Denton, Cooke, Wise, Fannin, Grayson, Collin, Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Ellis, Navarro

Tuesday, March 3rd, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Informational Meeting
Duncanville Library
201 James Collins Blvd
Duncanville, TX 75116

Contact: La Queena Warren, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for questions: (817) 304-1272

Note: There’s no need to RSVP. All are welcome to attend. Adult only meeting. If you’re married, please attend with your spouse. Childcare is not provided.

If you would like more information on the licensing process through Child Protective Services, please attend this meeting. Your attendance will also count, if you choose to be licensed through a private agency.

Grand Prairie

Dallas County

If you reside in these counties only, please feel free to attend this meeting: Dallas, Denton, Cooke, Wise, Fannin, Grayson, Collin, Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Ellis, Navarro

Thursday, March 5th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Informational Meeting
Tony Shotwell Life Center
2750 Graham Street
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Contact: La Queena Warren, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for questions: (817) 304-1272

Note: There’s no need to RSVP. All are welcome to attend. Adult only meeting. If you’re married, please attend with your spouse. Childcare is not provided.

If you would like more information on the licensing process through Child Protective Services, please attend this meeting. Your attendance will also count, if you choose to be licensed through a private agency.

Denton

Denton County

Monday, March 9th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Denton Public Library – North Branch
3020 N Locust St.
Denton, TX 76209

Greenville

Hunt County

Monday, March 9th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Children’s Hope
2804 Mitchell St, Suite B
Greenville, TX 75402

Dallas

Dallas County

If you reside in these counties only, please feel free to attend this meeting: Dallas, Denton, Cooke, Wise, Fannin, Grayson, Collin, Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Ellis, Navarro

Sunday, March 15th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Faith and Foster/Adoption Informational Meeting
Christian Chapel Temple of Faith
14120 Noel Rd.
Dallas, TX 75254

Contact: La Queena Warren, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for questions at (817) 304-1272 or Rosielyn Shields, Child Protective Services Faith Base Specialist, at (817) 727-2671

Note: There’s no need to RSVP. All are welcome to attend. Adult only meeting. If you’re married, please attend with your spouse. Childcare is not provided.

If you would like more information on the licensing process through Child Protective Services, please attend this meeting. Your attendance will also count, if you choose to be licensed through a private agency.

Bonham

Fannin County

Monday, March 16th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bonham Library
305 E 5th St.
Bonham, TX 75418

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, March 21st, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Oak Gardens Church
4008 S Polk St
Dallas, TX 75224

Restorative Information Meeting
A special meeting for families interested in caring for children with advanced emotional, developmental, and educational needs.

Dallas

Dallas County

Monday, March 23rd, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Arcadia Park Branch Library, Meeting Room A
1302 N Justin Ave
Dallas, TX 75211

Kaufman

Kaufman County

Monday, March 23rd, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kaufman County Library
3790 S Houston St.
Kaufman, TX 75142

Allen

Collin County

Friday, March 27th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Cottonwood Creek Church, Room A232
1015 Sam Rayburn Tollway
Allen, TX 75013

Heart Gallery

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DFPS Recruitment Staff

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

  • Foster/Adopt Recruiter: La Queena Warren
    Cell: (817) 304-1272

  • Recruitment Supervisor: Jennifer Tatum
    Cell: (817) 781-2475

DFPS Faith-Based Staff

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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