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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. *
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Recruitment Events and Foster/Adopt Information Meetings:

October 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, October 1st, 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: (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, 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

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, October 3rd, 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: (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

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

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

Presbyterian Children's Home & Services
Juliette Fowler Communities

1234 Abrams Rd,
Dallas, TX 75214

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services is hosting an EXPO event.
This event will allow families to learn more about the need for foster care and adoption in our community and how to get involved. Plus, we will have a panel of foster/adoptive parents sharing their experiences, and agency representatives from over 10 Child Placement Agencies in the DFW metroplex available for you to meet! Breakfast and coffee will be provided.  

An RSVP is not necessary, but for reminders and any updates to the event, please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foster-care-and-adoption-expo-tickets-70769049131  

Please note that there will not be child care at this event.  

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

Burleson

Johnson County

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

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, October 7th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Monday, October 7th, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Fort Worth Public Library, East Regional Branch
6301 Bridge St.
Fort Worth, TX 76112

Special Therapeutic Foster Care Information Session

We are looking for therapeutic foster homes. Our Community Our Kids (OCOK) is seeking foster parents who are willing to participate in specialized training by selected Child Placing Agencies to become Therapeutic Foster Care Parents to care for a wide variety of children and adolescents from our community, usually those with significant emotional, behavioral, or social issues or medical needs.

Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) is a support and learning system that seeks to keep children with more severe behavioral, physical, or emotional needs in a healthy family unit until they can be reunited with their natural family, adopted, or learn to live independently.

Food will be provided, please visit https://therapeuticinfosession.eventbrite.com to register.

For questions, please contact Lindsey Stewart.   

Arlington

Tarrant County

Monday, October 9th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

Arlington

Tarrant County

Monday, October 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, 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

Cleburne

Johnson County

Monday, October 21st, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, October 21st, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Granbury

Hood County

Tuesday, October 22nd, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hope Fort Worth Match Event
Stonewater Church – Granbury Campus
911 E. Hwy 377
Granbury, TX 76048

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

Forest Hill
(Fort Worth Area)

Tarrant County

Thursday, October 24th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

Keller

Tarrant County

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

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
Keller Public Library
640 Johnson Road
Keller, TX 76248

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Monday, October 28th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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.

November 2019

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Dallas

Dallas County

Friday, November 1st, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presbyterian Children's Home & Services
Juliette Fowler Communities

1234 Abrams Rd,
Dallas, TX 75214

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. 

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

Sherman

Grayson County

Saturday, November 2nd, 9:00 am

Pecan Grove Park West
3200 Canyon Creek Dr.
Sherman, TX 75092

Footsteps to Forever Walk

Burleson

Johnson County

Monday, November 4th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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, November 4th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

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, November 5th, 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: (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

Dallas County

Tuesday, November 5th, 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

Dallas County

Thursday, November 7th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Hope Cottage
609 Texas St.
Dallas, TX 75204

Contact: Noa Buxt at (469) 781-5274

Arlington

Tarrant County

Monday, November 11th, 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

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, November 11th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Farmers Branch

Dallas County

Tuesday, November 12th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Arlington

Tarrant County

Wednesday, November 13th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

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

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

Plano

Collin County

Wednesday, November 13th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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, November 14th, 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: (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.

Forest Hill
(Fort Worth Area)

Tarrant County

Thursday, November 14th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Kids First, Inc.
4900 SE Loop 820, #100
Forest Hill. TX 76140

Bonham

Fannin County

Monday, November 18th, 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

Cleburne

Johnson County

Monday, November 18th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Crossroads Church of Cleburne
111 N. Pendell Avenue
Cleburne, TX 76033

Fort Worth


Tarrant County

Monday, November 18th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Therapeutic Foster Parent Recruitment Expo
HighRidge Church
10100 Rolling Hills Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76126

Please join us to learn how to become a therapeutic foster parent.

We will have a brief presentation covering the basics of foster care, a testimonial from an actual foster parent, and a chance to meet with actual representatives from child placing agencies that will help you get started on your journey.

Dinner will be provided. Please register at https://fosterparentexpo.eventbrite.com

Greenville

Hunt County

Monday, November 18th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Contact: Emma at (903) 450-5888 or Brittany (903) 268-0018 for more information

Plano

Collin County

Monday, November 18th, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Chase Oaks Church - Legacy Campus
Enter through main building entrance, event in sanctuary 
281 Legacy Dr.
Plano, TX 75023

If you’ve ever considered adopting a child from foster care, or want to learn more about opening your home to a child in need, mark your calendar for Embrace’s upcoming Second Story - Child to Family Connection event. Hear the stories of more than 20 children, right here in our community, waiting to be adopted from foster care. At Child to Family Connection events, children are represented with portraits, videos, and display tables representing their unique personality, interests and dreams. Children's adoption caseworkers and CASA volunteers are also present to share, firsthand, about each child. 
This event is free to attend. RSVP/tickets are required for all guests. Dinner is provided for all attendees. No childcare is provided, and no children may attend. A panel of adoptive parents and adult adoptees will share their experiences during dinner. Following the dinner presentation, the child display and exhibit area will open and an information meeting about adopting from foster care will take place for unlicensed families.

Please use this link to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/child-to-family-connection-november-2019-registration-70864861709

 

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

Child to Family Connection

Mineral Wells

Palo Pinto County

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

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Boyce Ditto Public Library
2300 SE MLK Jr. Street
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

North Richland Hills

Tarrant County

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

Angel Heart
9141 Belshire Dr,
North Richland Hills, TX 76182

Directions: 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

Kaufman

Kaufman County

Monday, November 25th, 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

December 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, December 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: (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, December 3rd, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly on the first Tuesday

Joint Information Meeting
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

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 5th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Informational Meeting
Tony Shotwell Life Center
2750 Graham St.
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.

Dallas

Dallas County

Tuesday, December 10th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Contact: Noa Buxt Recruiter at (469) 781-5274

Plano

Collin County

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

Joint Information Meeting
CK Plano
720 F Ave, Suite 100
Plano, TX 75074

 

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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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