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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:

November 2017

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Grand Prarie

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, November 2, 2017   6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Informational Meeting

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


Contact: La Queena Warren 817-304-1272, for questions

No need to RSVP. Adult only meeting. 

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Thursday, November 2nd, 6:00-8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

ACH
3712 Wichita St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Mineral Wells

Palo Pinto County

Saturday, November 4th, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting

Hope for Palo Pinto
3801 Ram Blvd.
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Denton

Denton County

Please arrive on time as the building is locked after five and someone must let you into the building.

Monday, November 6th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

All Counties Informational Meeting

CPS office
535 So Loop 288, #2001
Denton, Texas, 76205


Contact Carolyn Gilbert, 940-205-8949 for questions
No need to RSVP.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Monday, November 6th, 6:00-7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

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

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, November 7, 2017   6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Informational Meeting

Duncanville Library
201 James Collins Blvd
Duncanville, TX 75116


Contact: La Queena Warren 817-304-1272, for questions

No need to RSVP. Adult only meeting.  Childcare is not provided.

Richardson

Collin County

Tuesday, November 7th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

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

Coppell

Dallas County

Thursday, November 9th, 7:00-8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

Cozby Library and Community Commons
177 N. Heartz Rd.
Coppell, TX 75019

Arlington

Tarrant County

Sunday, November 12th, 2:00-3:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

CK Family Services
320 Westway Place #530
Arlington, TX 76018

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, November 13th, 6:00-7:00 pm

ACH Joint Information Meeting

Weatherford Public Library
1014 Charles St.
Weatherford, TX 76086

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, November 13th, 6:30-8:00 pm

Our Community, Our Kids (OCOK) Joint Information Meeting

North Side Baptist Church
The Children's Building, Rm 128
910 N. Main St.
Weatherford, TX 76086

Granbury

Hood County

Tuesday, November 14th, 6:30-8:00 pm

OCOK Joint Information Meeting

Christian Service Center
1905 West Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

North Richland Hills

Tarrant County

Thursday, November 16th, 6:00-7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

Angelheart
9141 Belshire Dr.
North Richland Hills, TX 76182

Denton

Denton County

Please arrive on time as the building is locked after five and someone must let you into the building.

Monday, November 20th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

All Counties Informational Meeting

CPS office
535 So Loop 288, #2001
Denton, Texas, 76205


Contact Carolyn Gilbert, 940-205-8949 for questions
No need to RSVP.

Kaufman

Kaufman County

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

Children's Hope Joint Information Meeting

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

Burleson

Johnson County

Monday, November 27th, 6:00-7:00 pm

OCOK Joint Information Meeting

Brazos Church
428 SW Johnson Ave.
Burleson, TX

Dallas

Dallas County

Wednesday, November 29th, 12:00-1:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

Hope Cottage
609 Texas Street
Dallas, TX

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Wednesday, November 29th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

ACH
3712 Wichita St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119

 

December 2017

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Greenville

Hunt County

Monday, December 4, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

JIM Greenville
Children's Hope CPA
2703 Wesley St
Greenville, TX
Contact: Donald 903-454-2627 or Emma 903-450-5888 for more information.

Dallas

Dallas County

Monday, December 4, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Harmony Concord JIM
Concord Church
6808 Pastor Bailey Dr.
Dallas, TX 75237

Dallas

Dallas County

Monday, December 4, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Informational Meeting

Concord Church
6808 Pastor Bailey Drive, Oasis Room
201 James Collins Blvd
Dallas, TX 75237

Contact: Tizita Seifu, 214-751-3932 for questions

Note: Please RSVP by calling the number above. All are welcome to attend. Adult only meeting. Childcare is not available.

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, December 5, 2017   6:00 pm-7:15 pm

Informational Meeting

Duncanville Library
201 James Collins Blvd
Duncanville, TX 75116

Contact: La Queena Warren 817-304-1272, for questions.
No need to RSVP. Adult only meeting.  Childcare is not provided.

Richardson

Dallas County

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

JIM Collin County
Pathways Youth and Family Services
888 S. Greenville Ave., #127
Richardson, TX 75081

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

JIM-GLADNEY-TARRANT CO.
Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Dr,
Fort Worth, TX 76132

Dallas

Dallas County

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Reunión de Información en Español
Watermark Community Church
7540 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Dallas, TX 75251
Contact: Mayra Vargas 214-319-3455

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, December 7, 2017   6:00 pm-7:15 pm

Informational Meeting

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


Contact: La Queena Warren 817-304-1272, for questions.
No need to RSVP. Adult only meeting.  Childcare is not provided.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tarrant ACH JIM
3712 Wichita St, ERC building room 117
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Contact: Tara Sims (682) 808-5055

Dallas

Dallas County

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

JIM - CK Dallas
2550 Beckleymeade Ave
Dallas, TX 75237

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, December 11, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Joing Inforamtion Meeting - OCOK, Parker County
North Side Baptist Church - The Children's Building Rm 128
910 N Main St
Weatherford, TX 76086

Granbury

Hood County

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - OCOK, Hood County
Christian Service Center
1905 West Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

Southlake

Tarrant County

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - ACH, Tarrant County
Southlake Public Library
1400 Main St # 130,
Southlake, TX 76092


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

Plano

Collin County

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting - CK Plano
CK Family Services
710 East Park Boulevard
Plano, TX

Mineral Wells

Palo Pinto County

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting - OCOK Mineral Wells
Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce
511 E Hubbard St
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Contact: Lindsey Stewart (817) 502-1332

Burleson

Johnson County

Monday, December 18, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - OCOK, Johnson County
Brazos Church
428 SW Johnson Ave.
Burleson, TX 76028

Kaufman

Kaufman County

Monday, December 18, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - Kaufman Co Children's Hope
Kaufman Co Library
3790 S Houston St
Kaufman TX

Denton

Denton County

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Denton CPS Office
535 S. Loop 288, Suite 2001
Denton, Texas 76205
Contact: Nikki Thomas (940) 368-0819, for questions
 
Please feel free to attend any meeting within the region, regardless of what county you reside in. There’s no need to RSVP-just show up.

Dallas

Dallas County

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - Dallas Hope Cottage
Hope Cottage
609 Texas Street
Dallas, TX 75204
Contact: Marci Addo (214) 526-8721

 

January 2018

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Richardson

Dallas County

Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - Pathways Youth and Family Services - Collin County
Pathways Youth & Family Services
888 S. Greenville Ave., #127
Richardson, TX 75081

Grand Prarie

Dallas County

Thursday, January 4, 2018,  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.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - GLADNEY – Tarrant
Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76132

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting - OCOK - Parker County
North Side Baptist Church
910 N Main St
Weatherford, TX 76086

Duncanville

Dallas County

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 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.

Arlington

Tarrant County

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - ACH, Tarrant County
Arlington Library- Southwest Branch
3311 SW Green Oaks
Arlington, TX

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

Mineral Wells


Palo Pinto County

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - OCOK, Palo Pinto County
Old School Pizza Company
215 NE 27th Ave
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Greenville


Hunt County

Monday, January 15, 2018, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joing Information Meeting - Hunt County
First Baptist Church
2703 Wesley St
Greenville, TX 75401

Contact: Emma Casselton at (903) 450-5888 if you have any quetions.

Granbury


Hood County

Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting - OCOK, Hood County
Hood County Library
222 N Travis St
Granbury, TX 76048

Plano


Collin County

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Joing Information Meeting - CK Family services, Collin County
CK Family Services
710 E Park Blvd, Suite 100
Plano, TX 75074

Fort Worth


Tarrant County

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - Angelheart, Tarrant County
Angelheart
9141 Belshire Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76182

Dallas


Dallas County

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting - CK Family services, Dallas County
CK Family Services
2550 Beckleymeade Ave, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75237

Burleson


Johnson County

Monday, January 22, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - OCOK, Johnson County
Brazos Church
428 SW Johnson Ave
Burleson, TX 76028

Cleburne


Johnson County

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - ACH, Johnson County
ACH Cleburne Office
1200 W Henderson St
Cleburne, TX 76033

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

Benbrook


Tarrant County

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - Buckner, Tarrant County
Benbrook Community Center YMCA
1899 Winscott Road
Benbrook TX 76126

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

Denton


Denton County

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Denton CPS Office
535 S. Loop 288, Suite 2001
Denton, Texas 76205

Contact: Nikki Thomas at 940-368-0819 if you have any questions.

Fort Worth


Tarrant County

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - ACH, Tarrant County
ACH Child and Family Services
3712 Wichita St
Fort Worth, TX 76119

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

Garland


Dallas County

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - JP, Dallas County
Jonathan’s Place
6065 Duck Creek Dr.
Garland, TX 75043

 

Heart Gallery

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Heart Gallery of North Texas

Recruitment Staff

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

  • Foster/Adopt Recruiter:
    La Queena Warren

    Cell: (817) 304-1272

  • Recruitment Supervisor:
    Jennifer Teele
    Office: (817) 792-4421
    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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