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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.

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

If you reside in one of these counties:

  • 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:

June 2018

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Waxahachie

Ellis County

Saturday, June 2nd, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Texas Baptist Home, Waxahachie Branch
Daniel Center (Farthest building to the right)
629 Farley St. 
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Duncanville

Dallas County

Tuesday, June 5th, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Duncanville Library
201 James Collins Blvd
Duncanville, TX 75116

Contact: La Queena Warren, Foster and Adoption Recruiter, (817) 304-1272
No need to RSVP. Adult only meeting. Childcare is not provided.

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

Richardson

Dallas County

Tuesday, June 5th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Directions from Dallas: Take 75N to Spring Valley exit, turn right. Go to Greenville and take a right. Turn right into first shopping center. We're in building 1. Go inside to the suites.

Contact: Melanie Russell at (972) 776-6684 if you have any questions.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Wednesday, June 6th, 6:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

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

Denton

Denton County

Wednesday, June 6th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Denton South Branch Library
3228 Teasley Lane
Denton, TX 76208

Contact: Tara Sims at (682) 808-5055 if you have any questions.

Grand Prairie

Dallas County

Thursday, June 7th, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

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

Contact: La Queena Warren, Foster and Adoption Recruiter, (817) 304-1272
No need to RSVP. Adult only meeting. Childcare is not provided.

If you would like to be licensed 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

Thursday, June 7th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Thursday, June 7th, 6:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

ACH Child and Family Services
3712 Wichita St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, June 7th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Contact: Mayra Vargas at (214) 319-3455 if you have any questions.

Bedford

Tarrant County

Friday, June 8th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Texas Baptist Home
3901 Airport Fwy , Suite 200
Bedford, TX 76021

Contact: Brooke Stembridge at (972) 351-0234 if you hav any questions.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Sunday, June 10th, 3:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

Kid’s First
4900 SE Loop 820, Suite 100
Forest Hill, TX 76140

Greenville

Hunt County

Monday, June 11th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting

2827 Poplar Ave
Greenville, TX 75402

Contact: Emma Casselton at (903) 450-5888 for more information.

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, June 11th, 6:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting

North Side Baptist Church (Childen's Building)
910 N. Main Street
Weatherford, TX 76086

Dallas

Dallas County

Wednesday, June 13th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Covenant Kids - Dallas
2550 Beckleymeade Ave, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75237

Mineral Wells

Palo Pinto County

Thursday, June 14th, 6:30 pm - MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Joint Information Meeting

Indian Creek Baptist Church
104 Indian Creek Rd.
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, June 14th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dallas Hope Cottage
609 Texas Street
Dallas, TX 75204

Contact: Marci Addo at (214) 526-8721 ext 218 for more information.

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, June 16th, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Joint Information Meeting - Benevolent House

Oak Gardens Church
4008 S Polk St
Dallas, TX 75224

Mineral Wells

Palo Pinto County

Monday, June 18th, 6:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting

Old School Pizza Co.
215 NE 27th Avenue
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Plano

Collin County

Monday, June 18th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm - MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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

Monday, June 18th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Embrace/Second Story "Child to Family Connection" Event
Cottonwood Creek Church
1015 Sam Rayburn Tollway
Allen, TX 75013

This event is free to attend. RSVP required. Register at www.EmbraceTexas.org.

Granbury

Hood County

Tuesday, June 19th, 6:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting

Hood County Library
222 N. Travis St.
Granbury, TX 76048

Dallas

Dallas County

Tuesday, June 19th, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Resource Center (Upstairs Community Center)
5750 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75235

Contact: La Queena Warren, Foster and Adoption Recruiter, (817) 304-1272
No need to RSVP. Adult only meeting. Childcare is not provided.

If you would like to be licensed 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

Tuesday, June 19th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Half Price Books
Rec. Room
5803 E Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75231

Contact: Mayra Vargas at (214) 319-3455 for more information.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Thursday, June 21st, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Angelheart
9141 Belshire Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76182

Contact: Melinda Crisp for more information.

Granbury

Hood County

Thursday, June 21st, 6:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting

Lakeside Baptist Church
500 W Bluebonnet Dr.
Granbury, TX 76048

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Thursday, June 25th, 6:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

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

Kaufman

Kaufman County

Monday, June 25th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting

Kaufman County Library
3790 S Houston St
Kaufman, TX 75142

Contact: Dana at (903) 244-8721 for more information.

Burleson

Johnson County

Monday, June 25th, 6:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

Brazos Church
428 SW Johnson Avenue
Burleson, TX 76028

Plano

Collin County

Wednesday, June 27th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

CK Family Services
710 East Park Blvd, Suite 100
Plano, TX 75074

July 2018

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Richardson

Dallas County

Tuesday, July 3rd, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Directions From Dallas: Take I-75N to Spring Valley exit, turn right. Go to Greenville and take a right. Turn right into first shopping center. Pathways Youth and Family Servics is in Building 1. Go inside to the suites.

Contact: Melanie Russell at (972) 776-6684 if you have any questions.

Grand Prairie

Dallas County

 

Thursday, July 5th, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

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

Contact: La Queena Warren, Foster and Adoption Recruiter, (817) 304-1272
No need to RSVP. Adult only meeting. Childcare is not provided.

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

Greenville

Hunt County

Monday, July 9th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

2827 Poplar Ave
Greenville, TX 75402

Contact: Emma Casselton at (903) 450-5888 for more information.

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, July 9th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting - OCOK

North Side Baptist Church (Children's Building)
910 N Main St
Weatherford, TX 76086

Directions: From Main, take a right on First. The Children's Building is on your right.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Tuesday, July 10th, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting - ACH

ACH Child and Family Services
3712 Wichita St
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Contact: Tara Sims at (682) 808-5055 if you have any questions.

Denton

Denton County

Thursday, July 12th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DFPS 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.

Denison

Grayson County

Sunday, July 15th, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting - CK Family Services

Joshua's Crossing
7201 FM 691
Denison, TX 75020

Plano

Collin County

Monday, July 16th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 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.

Dallas

Dallas County

Tuesday, July 17th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dallas Hope Cottage
609 Texas Street
Dallas, TX 75204

Contact: Marci Addo at (214) 526-8721 ext 218 if you have any questions.

Duncanville

Dallas County

Tuesday, July 17th, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Duncanville Library
201 James Collins Blvd
Duncanville, TX 75116

Contact: La Queena Warren, Foster and Adoption Recruiter, (817) 304-1272
No need to RSVP. Adult only meeting. Childcare is not provided.

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

Granbury

Hood County

Tuesday, July 17th, 6:30 pm

Hood County Public Library
222 N. Travis St.
Granbury, TX 76048

Garland

Dallas County

Thursday, July 19th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jonathan’s Place
6065 Duck Creek Drive
Garland, TX 75043

Directions: Enter T. Boone Pickens Children's Services Center on Greenbelt Parkway.

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, July 21st, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Joint Information Meeting - Benevolent House

Oak Gardens Church
4008 S Polk St
Dallas, TX 75224

Kaufman

Kaufman County

Monday, July 23rd, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - CHP

Kaufman County Library
3790 S Houston St
Kaufman, TX 75142

Contact: Dana at (903) 244-8721 for more information.

Burleson

Johnson County

Monday, July 23rd, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - OCOK

Brazos Church
428 SW Johnson Ave
Burleson, TX 76028

Little Elm

Denton County

Tuesday, July 24th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Restorative Foster Care Information Meeting

Little Elm Public Library
100 W Eldorado Pkwy
Little Elm, TX 75068

Contact: Mayra Vargas at (214) 319-3455 for more information.

Dallas

Dallas County

Monday, July 30th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting - CK Family Services

CK Family Services
2550 Beckleymeade Ave, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75237

August 2018

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Richardson

Dallas County

Tuesday, August 7th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Directions from Dallas: Take I-75N to Spring Valley exit, turn right. Go to Greenville and take a right. Turn right into first shopping center. We're in building 1. Go inside to the suites.

Contact: Melanie Russell at (972) 776-6684 if you have any questions.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Wednesday, August 8th, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting - ACH

ACH Child and Family Services
3712 Wichita St
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Contact: Tara Sims at (682) 808-5055 if you have any questions.

Denton

Denton County

Thursday, August 9th, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

DFPS 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.

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, August 9th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Contact: Mayra Vargas at (214) 319-3455 for more information.

Greenville

Hunt County

Monday, August 13th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

2827 Poplar Ave
Greenville, TX 75402

Contact: Emma Casselton at (903) 450-5888 for more information.

Weatherford

Parker County

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

Joint Information Meeting - OCOK

North Side Baptist Church (Children's Building)
910 N Main St
Weatherford, TX 76086

Directions: 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

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

Presbyterian Children's Homes & Services

Juliette Fowler Communities
1234 Abrams Rd
Dallas, TX 75214

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, August 18th, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Joint Information Meeting - Benevolent House

Oak Gardens Church
4008 S Polk Street
Dallas, TX 75224

Plano

Collin County

Monday, August 20th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

Dallas

Dallas County

Wednesday, August 22nd, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dallas Hope Cottage
609 Texas Street
Dallas, TX 75204

Contact: Marci Addo at (214) 526-8721 ext 218 if you have any questions.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Thursday, August 23rd, 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Jonathan's Place
777 Main Street, Suite 600
Fort Worth, TX  76102

Dallas

Dallas County

Sunday, August 26th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

CK Family Services
2550 Beckleymeade Ave, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75237

Kaufman

Kaufman County

Monday, August 27th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - CHP

Kaufman County Library
3790 S Houston St
Kaufman, TX 75142

Contact: Dana at (903) 244-8721 for more information.

Burleson

Johnson County

Monday, August 27th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - OCOK

Brazos Church
428 SW Johnson Ave
Burleson, TX 76028

Desoto

Dallas County

Tuesday, August 28th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

DeSoto Public Library
211 E Pleasant Run Rd # C
DeSoto, TX 75115

Contact: Tara Sims at (682) 808-5055 if you have any questions.

Plano

Collin County

Wednesday, August 29th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

CK Family Services
710 East Park Blvd, Suite 100
Plano, TX 75074

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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

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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