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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 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.

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:

August 2019

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

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, August 1st, 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 at (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

Friday, August 2nd, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
CASA of Denton County
614 N Bell Ave
Denton, TX 76209

For more information about the meeting, contact Lacey Dembicki at (972) 576-7680

Burleson

Johnson County

Monday, August 5th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
Dwell Coffee and Biscuits
108 W Ellison Street, Suite 101
Burleson, TX 76028

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Monday, August 5th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76132

Plano

Collin County

Monday, August 5th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Informational Meeting
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.

Denton

Denton County

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

Informational Meeting
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.

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, August 6th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Informational Meeting
Duncanville Library (CHILDREN’S AREA)
201 James Collins Blvd
Duncanville, TX 75116

Contact: La Queena Warren, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for questions at (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.

Richardson

Collin County

 

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

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

From Dallas: 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

Dallas

Dallas County

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

Joint Informational Meeting
Buckner Children & Family Services
5310 S Buckner Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75227

Directions:

  • Take I-30 to Buckner Blvd. (East of downtown Dallas, near Mesquite)
  • Exit Buckner Blvd./  Loop12 - go South
  • Go through one light - Buckner Children's Home will be on your left
  • Make a left turn into the Campus. 
  • The R.C. Campbell Administration building will be to your left at the far end of the circle drive. The front door is across from the Flag Pole.

Please contact the lead presenter Kristen Gladney with any questions you may have at (214) 319-3455

Farmers Branch

Dallas County

Sunday, August 11th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Kids First, Inc.
4100 Alpha Rd #109
Farmers Branch, TX 75244

Description: We are located inside the Centre Building Information

Contact: (214) 475-7650

Arlington

Tarrant County

Monday, August 12th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
St. John Cumberland Presbyterian Church
6007 W Pleasant Ridge Rd.
Arlington, TX 76016

Greenville

Hunt County

Monday, August 12th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Children's Hope CPA
Children's Hope F.E.C.
2804 Mitchell St., Suite B
Greenville, TX 75402

Contact: Emma (903) 450-5888

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, August 12th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
North Side Baptist Church
910 N. Main Street
Weatherford, TX 76086

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

Wednesday, August 14th, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Dallas CASA
2757 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204

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.

Plano

Collin County

Wednesday, August 14th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Covenant Kids
720 F Ave Suite 100
Plano, TX 75074

North Richland Hills  

Tarrant County

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

Joint Informational Meeting
Angel Heart
9141 Belshire Dr,
North Richland Hills, TX 76182

Description: From 121 Exit Precinct Line Road. Head north for 3.71 miles. Turn left on Belshire. Take immediate right into office park.

Contact: Monica Bridgewater at (817) 893-5420

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, August 17th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Joint Informational Meeting
Benevolent House Dallas County
Oak Gardens Church
4008 S Polk St
Dallas, TX 75224

Contact: Tanya Orr at (214) 774-4871

Bonham

Fannin County

 

Monday, August 19th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Children's Hope CPA
Bonham Library
305 E Fifth St.
Bonham, TX 75418

Contact: Brittany Allen at (903) 268-0018

Cleburne

Johnson County

Monday, August 19th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Monday, August 19th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76132

Forest Hill

Tarrant County

Thursday, August 22nd, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
Kids First Inc.
4900 SE Loop 820, #100
Forest Hill, TX 76140

Arlington

Tarrant County

Monday, August 26th, 6:00 pm - 7 :00 pm

Joint Information Meeting
Professional Home-Based Care Information Meeting
CK Family Services
320 Westway Place
Suite 530
Arlington, TX 76018

Are you looking to play a larger role in the treatment of a child? Become a part of the relationship rehabilitation team through Professional Home-Based Care. PHBC is a short term 9-12 month program designed to stabilize children whom have had multiple placements, including psychiatric hospitalizations. Additional training, supports and wrap around services are provided for children and families that participate in the program. This also includes a full-time family income pay-rate.

Kaufman

Kaufman County

Monday, August 26th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Children's Hope CPA
Kaufman County Library
3790 S Houston St.
Kaufman, TX 75142

Contact: Dana at (903) 244-8721

Little Elm

Denton County

Tuesday, August 27th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Jonathan’s Place
Little Elm Public Library
100 W Eldorado Pkwy
Little Elm, TX 75068

Contact: Angie Daniel at (903) 449-3844

Garland

Dallas County

 

Thursday, August 29th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Jonathan’s Place
6065 Duck Creek Dr
Garland, TX 75043

Description: Enter Children's Services Center through ungated driveway on Greenbelt Parkway.

September 2019

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

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, September 3rd, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Informational Meeting
Duncanville Library (Children's Area)
201 James Collins Blvd.
Duncanville, TX 75116

Contact: La Queena Warren, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for questions at (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.

Richardson

Collin County

Tuesday, September 3rd, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

From Dallas: 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

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, September 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 at (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.

Dallas

Dallas County

Friday, September 6th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Juliette Fowler Communities
1234 Abrams Rd
Dallas, TX 75214

For more information about the meeting, contact Brittany Stewart at (972) 576-7681

Arlington

Tarrant County

Monday, September 9th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
St. John Cumberland Presbyterian Church
6007 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd.
Arlington, TX 76016

Burleson

Johnson County

Monday, September 9th, 6:30 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
108 Ellison Street, Suite 101
Burleson, TX 76028

Denton

Denton County

Monday, September 9th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

For more information about the meeting, contact Nikki Thomas at (940) 368-0819. No RSVP needed.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

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

Joint Informational Meeting
Hope Fort Worth Match Event
HighRidge Church
10100 Rolling Hills Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76126

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

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Monday, September 9th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76132

Greenville

Hunt County

Monday, September 9th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Children's Hope CPA
Children's Hope F.E.C.
2804 Mitchell St., Suite B
Greenville, TX 75402

Contact: Emma (903) 450-5888

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, September 9th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
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.

Arlington

Tarrant County

Wednesday, September 11th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
Fielder Church
2011 S Fielder Rd.
Arlington, TX 76013

Enter through East Metro side. Child care will be available for birth – 6th grade. There is no need to RSVP.

Plano

Collin County

Wednesday, September 11th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Covenant Kids
720 F Ave, Suite 100
Plano, TX 75074

Rockwall

Rockwall 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, September 15th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Faith and Foster/Adopt Informational Meeting
Lakeshore Church
5575 State Hwy 205
Rockwall, Texas 75032

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

Note: There is NO need to RSVP. All are welcome to attend. If you’re married, please attend with your spouse.
CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED FOR CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER. Please register your children by using the following link, “ONLY” if you want to save time once you arrive to check them in: http://lakeshorechurch.net/im-new/childcare
Pre-registering them isn’t mandatory. Children 12 years old and OVER are welcome to attend the meeting too. 

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, September 16th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Children's Hope CPA
Bonham Library
305 E Fifth St.
Bonham, TX 75418

Contact: Brittany Allen at (903) 268-0018

Cleburne

Johnson County

Monday, September 16th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Farmers Branch

Dallas County

Tuesday, September 17th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Kids First, Inc.
4100 Alpha Rd #109
Farmers Branch, TX 75244

Description: We are located inside the Centre Building Information

Contact: (214) 475-7650

Plano

Collin County

 

Wednesday, September 18th, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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

For more information about the meeting, contact Nikki Thomas at (940) 368-0819. No RSVP needed.

Mineral Wells

Palo Pinto County

Thursday, September 19th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
Indian Creek Baptist Church
104 Indian Creek Rd.
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Monday, September 23rd, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76132

Kaufman

Kaufman County

Monday, September 23rd, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Children's Hope CPA
Kaufman County Library
3790 S Houston St.
Kaufman, TX 75142

Contact: Dana at (903) 244-8721

Little Elm

Denton County

Tuesday, September 24th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Jonathan’s Place
Little Elm Public Library
100 W Eldorado Pkwy
Little Elm, TX 75068

Contact: Angie Daniel at (903) 449-3844

Forest Hill

Tarrant County

Thursday, September 26th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
Kids First Inc.
4900 SE Loop 820, #100
Forest Hill, TX 76140 (Fort Worth Area)

Contact: (682) 200-1888 for more information.

October 2019

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Richardson

Collin County

Tuesday, October 1st, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly on the first Tuesday

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

Description: From Dallas: 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 (972) 754-2443

Dallas

Dalls County

Saturday, October 5th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presbyterian Children's Home & Services
Juliette Fowler Communities

1234 Abrams Rd,
Dallas, TX 75214

Description:
In addition to hearing about the general information about how to get started in the process of foster care and adoption, you will also have the opportunity to hear from a panel of experienced foster and adoptive parents and meet agency representatives from several agencies in the area. 

Directions: There will be a gate to enter at 1234 Abrams Road. The meeting will take place at the Fowler Community Center. Once you enter the gate, there is a parking lot immediately to the right or in front of the Ebby House (immediately to the left). Follow signs that say "Foster Care Event" to find the Fowler Community Center.

Contact: Lead presenter Lacey Dembicki at (972) 576-7680

Plano

Collin County

Wednesday, October 9th, 6:30 – 8:00pm

CK Plano
720 F Ave, Suite 100
Plano, TX 75074

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, October 10th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Directions:
·        Take I 30 to Buckner Blvd.(east of downtown Dallas, near Mesquite)
·        Exit Buckner Blvd./  Loop12 - go south
·        Go through one light - Buckner Children's Home will be on your left
·        Make a left turn into the Campus. The R.C. Campbell Administration building will be to your left at thefar end of the circle drive.  The frontdoor is across from the Flag Pole.

Please contact the lead presenter Kristen Gladney with any questions you may have at (214) 319-3455

Greenville

Hunt County

Monday, October 14th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
2804 B Mitchell St.
Greenville, TX 75402

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

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, October 19th, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Joint Informational Meeting, Benevolent House
Oak Gardens Church
4008 S Polk St.
Dallas, TX 75224

Contact: Tanya Orr at (214) 774-4871

Farmers Branch

Dallas County

Saturday, October 19th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Joint Information Meeting, Kid First
4100 Alpha Rd. #109
Farmers Branch, TX 75244

Description: We are located inside the Centre Building Information

Contact: (214) 475-7650

Bonham

Fannin County

Monday, October 21st, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly on the third Monday

Joint Information Meeting, Children's Hope CPA
Bonham Library
305 E Fifth St
Bonham TX 75418

Contact Brittany Allen at (903) 268-0018

Kaufman

Kaufman County

Monday, October 28th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly on the fourth Monday

Joint Information Meeting, Children's Hope CPA
Kaufman County Library
3790 S Houston St.
Kaufman, TX 75142

Contact: Dana at (903) 244-8721

Arlington

Tarrant County

Tuesday, October 29th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting, Jonathan's Place
6065 Duck Creek Dr.
Garland, TX 75043

Description: Enter Children's Services Center through ungated driveway on Greenbelt Parkway.

 

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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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