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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:
Our Community, Our Kids is responsible for Foster Care and Adoption Information Meetings for your area. Please find Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting details below. For additional information please visit Our Community Our Kids at: http://www.ourcommunity-ourkids.org/ or call 844-644-9240.
  • Tarrant
  • Hood
  • Erath
  • Somervell
  • Parker
  • Palo Pinto
  • Johnson

Our Community Our Kids, is now in partnership with DFPS as part of Community-Based Care. Community-Based Care is a new way of providing foster care and case management services. It's a community-based approach to meeting the individual and unique needs of children, youth, and families. For more information regarding Community-Based Care, please visit https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Protection/Community-Based_Care 

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 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. *

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 2021

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings
VIRTUAL

If you reside in these counties: Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Hood, Erath, Somervell, or Palo Pinto

Tuesday, June 1st, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Foster Care & Adoption 101 Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Thursday, June 3rd, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtde2rpjMqHNAUm-FzVsM65fMHtkwUHQMa

VIRTUAL

If you reside in these counties: Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Hood, Erath, Somervell, or Palo Pinto

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

Foster Care & Adoption 101 Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/

ONLINE

Restorative Information Meeting

Tuesday, June 8th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Register today!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYod-qtrTkoG9GABgEI0lcabJXbpHThdLOO

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Saturday, June 12th, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZModuiqpj0tG9XG3V9kH6DfiSCv9k4XZbMf

Online Informational Meeting via GoToMeeting

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

Monday, June 14th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please RSVP before June 12th, 2021. Please forward the following to Kristen.Sultemeier@dfps.texas.gov:

  • County you reside in
  • First and last name
  • Spouse’s first and last name, if applicable
  • Phone number

Once you RSVP, you will receive the information to access the meeting. Adult only meeting. If you’re married, please ensure your spouse joins in as well.

If you would like more information on the licensing process through Child Protective Services (CPS), please join this meeting. Your attendance will also count, if you choose to partner with a private agency to become licensed.

Contact: Kristen Sultemeier, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for any questions at (940) 268-9175

Online Informational Meeting via GoToMeeting

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

Wednesday, June 16th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please RSVP no later than 10:00 am on Wednesday, June 16th, by sending the following information to LaQueena.Warren@dfps.texas.gov:

  • County you reside in
  • First and last name
  • Spouse’s first and last name, if applicable
  • Phone number

Once you RSVP, you will receive the link and information in order to access the meeting.

Adult only meeting. If you’re married, please ensure your spouse joins in as well.

If you would like more information on the licensing process through Child Protective Services (CPS), please join this meeting. Your attendance will also count, if you choose to partner with a private agency to become licensed.

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

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Friday, June 18th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlfuirrz0rGdU-t-vQUGG-ti99xz4jivmb

Online Informational Meeting via GoToMeeting

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

 

Monday, June 21st, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please RSVP before June 19th, 2021. Please forward the following to Kristen.Sultemeier@dfps.texas.gov:

  • County you reside in
  • First and last name
  • Spouse’s first and last name, if applicable
  • Phone number

Once you RSVP, you will receive the information to access the meeting. Adult only meeting. If you’re married, please ensure your spouse joins in as well.

If you would like more information on the licensing process through Child Protective Services (CPS), please join this meeting. Your attendance will also count, if you choose to partner with a private agency to become licensed.

Contact: Kristen Sultemeier, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for any questions at (940) 268-9175

VIRTUAL

If you reside in these counties: Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Hood, Erath, Somervell, or Palo Pinto

Tuesday, June 22nd, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/

VIRTUAL

If you reside in these counties: Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Hood, Erath, Somervell, or Palo Pinto

Thursday, June 24th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Monday, June 28th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYud--vqDopH90jwOKPCsNvB6qfTt6i-Cvq

Prosper

Collin County

Monday, June 28th, Time-slots available between: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Prestonwood North
1001 W. Prosper Trail
Prosper, TX 75078

Licensed adoptive families are invited to hear the stories of more than 20 children, right here in our community, waiting to be adopted from foster care at Embrace’s upcoming “Child to Family Connection” event. At Child to Family Connection events, children are represented with portraits, videos, and display tables representing their unique personality, interests, and dreams. This “virtual introduction” includes the opportunity to interact with children's adoption caseworkers and CASA volunteers. This event is free to attend. RSVP/tickets are required for all guests. No childcare is provided, and no children may attend. As a safety measure, prospective adoptive parents will select a time-slot to arrive and view the child exhibit area. Please plan to arrive a few minutes before your time-slot. 

Please use this link to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/june-2021-child-to-family-connection-tickets-148108419269

If you have any questions please email: info@embracetexas.org or call (469) 617-3174
Day-of-event cancellations or urgent issues call or text: (214) 354-6776

Online Informational Meeting via GoToMeeting

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

 

Tuesday, June 29th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please RSVP before June 27th, 2021. Please forward the following to Kristen.Sultemeier@dfps.texas.gov:

  • County you reside in
  • First and last name
  • Spouse’s first and last name, if applicable
  • Phone number

Once you RSVP, you will receive the information to access the meeting. Adult only meeting. If you’re married, please ensure your spouse joins in as well.

If you would like more information on the licensing process through Child Protective Services (CPS), please join this meeting. Your attendance will also count, if you choose to partner with a private agency to become licensed.

Contact: Kristen Sultemeier, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for any questions at (940) 268-9175

VIRTUAL

If you reside in these counties: Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Hood, Erath, Somervell, or Palo Pinto

Wednesday, June 30th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Foster Care & Adoption 101 Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/

July 2021

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Wednesday, July 7th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckfuGqpzwrGNBAaKVYsakrEupq26s5mCOJ

VIRTUAL

If you reside in these counties: Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Hood, Erath, Somervell or Palo Pinto.

Monday, July 12th , 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/ 

ONLINE

Restorative Information Meeting

Tuesday, July 13th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Register today!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcO-hrz8sHNBrkOFjk4hjawctouxTH41I

Burleson

*If you reside in Johnson or Tarrant County

Tuesday, July 13th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Foster Care & Adoption 101 Meeting

Pathway Church
325 NW Renfro St.
Burleson, TX 76028

See OCOK Site for link to register:
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/ 

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Monday, July 19th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscemoqzsrH9EysUzxgX9XSzShD2Yo5UIP

VIRTUAL

If you reside in these counties: Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Hood, Erath, Somervell or Palo Pinto.
Thursday, July 22nd, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/ 

VIRTUAL

If you reside in these counties: Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Hood, Erath, Somervell or Palo Pinto.

Monday, July 26th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/ 

VIRTUAL

If you reside in these counties: Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Hood, Erath, Somervell or Palo Pinto.

Thursday, July 29th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/ 

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Friday, July 30th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAscOyspjkqH9IdmYd9o6BaXq-qkTR2ZtS1

DFPS Recruitment 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:
Fax: (817) 276-3569

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