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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 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:

January 2021

*All DFPS area in-person information meetings have been cancelled at this time due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates to virtual meetings.*

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings
VIRTUAL

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

Tuesday, January 5th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Therapeutic Information Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
http://www.ourcommunity-ourkids.org/events/agency-orientations/.

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

Please RSVP no later than 3 days prior to the meeting. Please forward:

  • First and last name
  • Spouse’s first and last name, if applicable
  • Phone number to: LaQueena.Warren@dfps.texas.gov

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

VIRTUAL

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

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

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
http://www.ourcommunity-ourkids.org/events/agency-orientations/.

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

Thursday, January 7th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please RSVP no later than 3 days prior to the meeting. Please forward:

  • First and last name
  • Spouse’s first and last name, if applicable
  • Phone number to: LaQueena.Warren@dfps.texas.gov

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

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Friday, January 8th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkcOisqz4oGNULOd-a6wUCfwrswhNRDg-1

VIRTUAL

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

Monday, January 11th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Therapeutic Information Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
http://www.ourcommunity-ourkids.org/events/agency-orientations/.

ONLINE

Restorative Information Meeting

Tuesday, January 12th, 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/tZYtdO6vrT8pHtFx36EsO1xmZRWWSsgpxxs_

VIRTUAL

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

Tuesday, January 19th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
http://www.ourcommunity-ourkids.org/events/agency-orientations/.

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, January 20th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please RSVP no later than 3 days prior to the meeting. Please forward:

  • First and last name
  • Spouse’s first and last name, if applicable
  • Phone number to: Kristen.Sultemeier@dfps.texas.gov

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

General Information Meeting

Thursday, January 21st, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucOqgqjIjH9F5FWv05elfrqAhO1b65sBG

VIRTUAL

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

Sunday, January 24th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
http://www.ourcommunity-ourkids.org/events/agency-orientations/.

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Monday, January 25th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvc-iqpzwpE9CVYkychn5Pph1c_xkPLRzb

VIRTUAL

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

Thursday, January 28th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
http://www.ourcommunity-ourkids.org/events/agency-orientations/.

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

Thursday, January 28th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please RSVP no later than 3 days prior to the meeting. Please forward:

  • First and last name
  • Spouse’s first and last name, if applicable
  • Phone number to: Kristen.Sultemeier@dfps.texas.gov

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

February 2021

*All DFPS area in-person information meetings have been cancelled at this time due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates to virtual meetings.*

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Wednesday, February 3rd, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlcOigrDwvHNYLbhw2vvgWSGQGiCKK3TZY

ONLINE

Restorative Information Meeting

Tuesday, February 9th, 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/tZAkcO-tqj0vH9ZhE7_bZ5sM-v_17wxp4Sm2

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, February 17th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please RSVP no later than 3 days prior to the meeting. Please forward:

  • First and last name
  • Spouse’s first and last name, if applicable
  • Phone number to: Kristen.Sultemeier@dfps.texas.gov

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

General Information Meeting

Thursday, February 18th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItcOGqqjwrGNc4MWXvpNolKt4cwHDQbdV6

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Monday, February 22nd, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAld-moqTgqE9dqtPQ30TjLMznxCY4431zj

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, February 23rd, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please RSVP no later than 3 days prior to the meeting. Please forward:

  • First and last name
  • Spouse’s first and last name, if applicable
  • Phone number to: Kristen.Sultemeier@dfps.texas.gov

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

March 2021

*All DFPS area in-person information meetings have been cancelled at this time due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates to virtual meetings.*

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Friday, March 5th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuf--prDMvEtaIs25Mf_qALqUiMyIgNOBf

ONLINE

Restorative Information Meeting

Tuesday, March 9th, 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/tZUudeurqjMiG9U_844W5J1XJAnWKqiqYX5l

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Saturday, March 20th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvfu6vrjIrE9Tq2-5o9K2mw-Fwov-wDAeA

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, March 24th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please RSVP no later than 3 days prior to the meeting. Please forward:

  • First and last name
  • Spouse’s first and last name, if applicable
  • Phone number to: Kristen.Sultemeier@dfps.texas.gov

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

General Information Meeting

Wednesday, March 24th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUoc-uqrz4oHNy0U1WUpYoSINYJx5YVNJv0

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Monday, March 29th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvc-6oqDkrGNYmOQG5YDEv4qBCY3zlhjPd

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, March 29th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please RSVP no later than 3 days prior to the meeting. Please forward:

  • First and last name
  • Spouse’s first and last name, if applicable
  • Phone number to: Kristen.Sultemeier@dfps.texas.gov

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

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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