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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:

 

December 2018

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Dallas

Dallas County

Monday, December 3rd, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting

Concord Church
6808 Pastor Bailey Dr.
Dallas, TX 75237

Lewisville

Denton County

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

Joint Information Meeting

Lewisville Public Library
1197 W. Main St.
Lewisville, TX 75067

The Restorative Foster Care Info meeting is a meeting for families interested in caring for children with advanced emotional, developmental, and educational needs.

Fort Worth


Tarrant County

Monday, December 3, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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. To register, visit: http://match.hopefw.org

Burleson

Johnson County

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

Joint Information Meeting

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

Bedford

Tarrant County

Tuesday, December 4th, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting - TBHC

Texas Baptist Home for Children, Bedford Branch
3901 Airport Fwy
Suite 200 (Log office building)
Bedford, TX 76021

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

Informational Meeting:
Duncanville Library (Youth Services Area)
201 James Collins Blvd
Duncanville, TX 75116

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

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 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

Collin County

Tuesday, December 4th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - Pathways Youth and Family Services

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

Directions 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 for more infomration.

Arlington

Tarrant County

Tuesday, December 4th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting - Children's Hope

2225 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011

Contact: Tammy Johnson at (682) 248-3276 for more information.

Plano

Collin County

Tuesday, December 4th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DFPS Information 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.

Dallas

Dallas County

Wednesday, December 5th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting – CK Family Services

2550 Beckleymeade Ave, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75237

Arlington

Tarrant County

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

Joint Information Meeting

Arrow Child and Family Ministries
524 E Lamar Blvd., Suite 320
Arlington, TX 76011

Contact: Jacqueline Clark-Winfrey at (817) 672-2314

Denton

Denton County

Thursday, December 6th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DFPS Information Meeting

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.

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

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

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

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 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.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Thursday, December 6th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

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

Contact: Alyshia Harter at (817) 886-7172 with any questions

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

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

Joint Information Meeting - ACH

3712 Wichita St
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Contact: (682) 808-5055 for more information.

Arlington

Tarrant County

Saturday, December 8th, 10:00 pm – 11:30 am

Joint Information Meeting

Professional Home-Based Care Information Meeting
Junior League of Arlington
4002 W Pioneer Pkwy.
Arlington, TX 76013

Contact Cynthia at (817) 612-4780 for more information.

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.

Visit http://www.ourcommunity-ourkids.org/services/professional-home-based-care/ for more information.

 

Arlington

Tarrant County

Monday, December 10th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

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

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

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

Joint Information Meeting

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

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, December 10th, 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.

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, December 13th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting - Hope Cottage

Hope Cottage
609 Texas St.
Dallas, TX 75204

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

Mineral Wells

Palo Pinto County

Thursday, December 13th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

*CANCELLED*

Joint Information Meeting - OCOK

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

Greenville

Hunt County

Friday, December 14th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

2703 Wesley St.
Greenville, TX 75401

Directions: From I 30 in Greenville Take Exit 93 Hwy 34N toward Greenville. Proceed approximately 4 miles, First Baptist Church is on right, parking next to building.

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

Dallas

Dallas County

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

Joint Information Meeting - Benevolent House

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

Contact: Tanya Orr at (214) 774-4871 for more information.

Mansfield

Tarrant County

Monday, December 17th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting

Liberty Church
1715 Gertie Barrett Rd.
Mansfield, TX 76063

 

Burleson

Johnson County

Monday, December 17th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

*CANCELLED*

Joint Information Meeting - OCOK

428 SW Johnson Ave
Burleson, TX 76028

Mineral Wells

Palo Pinto County

Monday, December 17th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

*CANCELLED*

Joint Information Meeting - OCOK

Old School Pizza Company
215 NE 27th Ave
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Granbury

Hood County

Thursday, December 20th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting - OCOK

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

January 2019

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Richardson

Dallas County

Tuesday, January 1st, 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, January 3rd, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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.

Burleson

Johnson County

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

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Dwell Coffee and Biscuits
108 W. Ellison St. #101
Burleson, TX 76028

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

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

Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Drive
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, January 8th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Informational Meeting:
Duncanville Library (Youth Services Area)
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 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.

Garland

Dallas County

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

Joint Informational Meeting
Northside Baptist Church
2510 N Glenbrook Dr,
Garland, TX 75040

Located in Fellowship Hall eclarke@tbhc.org

Plano

Collin County

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

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

Childcare is not provided.

Contact: Nikki Thomas for questions at (940) 368-0819

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, January 9th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Informational Meeting:
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 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.

Plano

Collin County

Wednesday, January 9th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

Bedford

Tarrant County

Thursday, January 10th, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Texas Baptist Home for Children
Suite 200
Bedford Branch
3901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX

Denton

Denton County

Thursday, January 10th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Denton CPS Office
535 S. Loop 288, Ste. 2100
Denton, TX  76205

Childcare is not provided.

Contact: Nikki Thomas for questions (940) 368-0819

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Thursday, January 10th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
ACH Services
3712 Wichita St
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Contact: Tara Sims at (682) 808-5055

Stephenville

Erath County

Thursday, January 10th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Foster’s Home for Children
1779 N Graham St.
Stephenville, TX 76401

Arlington

Tarrant County

Monday, January 14th, 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, January 14th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
First Baptist Church
2703 Wesley St
Greenville, TX 75401

Description: Informational Meeting From I 30 in Greenville Take Exit 93 Hwy 34N toward Greenville. Proceed approximately 4 miles, First Baptist Church is on right, parking next to building.

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

Sherman

Grayson County

Monday, January 14th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sherman CPS Office
900 Cottonwood Dr
Sherman, TX 75090

Childcare is not provided.

Contact: Nikki Thomas for questions (940) 368-0819

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, January 14th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

North Side Baptist Church
910 N Main St.
Weatherford, TX 76086

Arlington

Tarrant County

Wednesday, January 16th, 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Fielder Church
2011 S Fielder Rd.
Room F115
Arlington, TX 76013

Enter on East Side Metro Center. Information/Guest Services on site for directions or questions. Childcare provided - Birth-6th Grade. There is no need to RSVP.

Carrollton

Denton County

Thursday, January 17th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Professional Home-Based Care Information Meeting
The Bair Foundation
3630 N Josey Lane
Suite 100
Carrollton, TX 75007

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.

Mineral Wells

Palo Pinto County

Thursday, January 17th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


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

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, January 19th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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

Contact: Tanya Orr at (214) 774-4871

Waxahachie


Ellis County

Saturday, January 19th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Joint Informational Meeting
Texas Baptist Home for Children
629 Farley St
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Texas Baptist Home for Children King Enrichment Center (Farthest building to the left) Waxahachie Branch

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Monday, January 21st, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Tuesday, January 22nd, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
ACH Services
3712 Wichita St
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Contact: Tara Sims at (682) 808-5055

Dallas

Dallas County

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

Joint Informational Meeting
Hope Cottage
609 Texas St
Dallas, TX 75204

Contact: Noa Buxt at (469) 781-5274

Mineral Wells

Palo Pinto County

Monday, January 28th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
Old School Pizza Co.
215 NE 27th Avenue
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Plano

Collin County

Monday, January 28th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

Plano

Collin County

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

Joint Informational Meeting

Covenant Kids
720 F Ave Suite 100
Plano, TX 75074

February 2019

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Richardson

Dallas County

Tuesday, February 5th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Joint Information 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 (972) 776-6684

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Thursday, February 7th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting
ACH Services
3712 Wichita St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Contact: Tara Sims at (682) 808-5055

Plano

Collin County

Monday, February 11th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Childcare is not provided.

Contact: Nikki Thomas for questions (940) 368-0819

Denton

Denton County

Tuesday, February 12th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Denton CPS Office
535 S. Loop 288, Ste. 2100
Denton, TX  76205

Childcare is not provided.

Contact: Nikki Thomas for questions (940) 368-0819

Greenville

Hunt County

Thursday, February 14th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting
First Baptist Church
2703 Wesley St
Greenville, TX 75401

Description: Informational Meeting From I 30 in Greenville Take Exit 93 Hwy 34N toward Greenville. Proceed approximately 4 miles, First Baptist Church is on right, parking next to building.

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

Dallas

Dallas County

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

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

Contact: Tanya Orr at (214) 774-4871

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Tuesday, February 19th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting
ACH Services
3712 Wichita St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Contact: Tara Sims at (682) 808-5055

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, February 21st, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting
Hope Cottage
609 Texas St.
Dallas, TX 75204

Contact: Noa Buxt at (469) 781-5274

Garland

Dallas County

Thursday, February 21st, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting
Northside Baptist Church
2510 N. Glebrook Dr.
Garland, TX 75040

Located in Fellowship Hall

Contact: eclarke@tbhc.org

Waxahachie

Ellis County

Saturday, February 23rd, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Joint Informational Meeting
Texas Baptist Home for Children
629 Farley St.
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Texas Baptist Home for Children King Enrichment Center (Farthest building to the left) Waxahachie Branch

 

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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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