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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:

March 2019

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Cleburne

Johnson County

Saturday, March 2nd, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting
Johnson County Fostering in Faith Expo
Nolan River Road Baptist Church
820 N Nolan River Rd.
Cleburne, TX 76033

Limited Childcare is available, and lunch will be provided. Please register at the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/johnson-county-fostering-in-faith-expo-tickets-53747216371

Waxahachie

Ellis County

Saturday, March 2nd, 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

Burleson

Johnson County

Monday, March 4th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Hope Fort Worth Match Event
Venue 510
510 SW Wilshire Blvd.
Burleson, TX 76028

RSVP by visiting Match.hopefw.org

Burleson

Johnson County

Monday, March 4th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Joint Information 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, March 4th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting
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, March 5th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Informational Meeting
Duncanville Library
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, March 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

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, March 7th, 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.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Thursday, March 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

Stephenville

Erath County

Thursday, March 7th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
Foster’s Home for Children
1779 N Graham Street
Stephenville, TX 76401

Bedford

Tarrant County

Friday, March 8th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
Texas Baptist Home for Children
3901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76022

Cedar Hill

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, March 9th, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Informational Meeting
Zula B. Wylie Library
225 Cedar St.
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

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.

Arlington

Tarrant County

Monday, March 11th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Denton

Denton 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

Monday, March 11th, 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Informational Meeting
Denton Public Library North Branch
3020 N. Locust St.
Denton, TX 76209

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.

Greenville

Hunt County

Monday, March 11th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, March 11th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, March 14th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Contact: Noa Buxt at (469) 781-5274

Greenville

Hunt County

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

*CANCELLED*

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, March 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

Bonham

Fannin County

Monday, March 18th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Bonham Library
305 E Fifth St.
Bonham, TX 75418

Contact: Brittany Allen (903) 268-0018

Mansfield

Tarrant County

Monday, March 18th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Information Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
Liberty Church
1715 Gertie Barrett Rd.
Mansfield, TX 76063

Arlington

Tarrant County

Tuesday, March 19th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
Arlington Public Library – Lake Arlington Branch
4000 W Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76016

Dallas

Dallas County

Tuesday, March 19th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

*CANCELLED*

Joint Information Meeting
Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services
1234 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75214

Directions: There will be a gate to enter at 1234 Abrams Road. Once you enter the gate, the building where the joint information meeting will be hosted is immediately on the right, right next to the Ebby House. There is a small parking lot in front of the Ebby House that can be used, or there is a larger parking lot immediately to the right when you enter the gate.

Contact: Lacey Dembicki at (972) 576-7680

Arlington

Tarrant County

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

Joint Information Meeting
ACH Services
4000 W Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76016

Contact: Tara Sims at (682) 808-5055

Arlington

Tarrant County

Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Joint Information Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
2011 S Fielder Rd.
Room F115
Arlington, TX 76013

Childcare will be provided for children birth-6th grade. There is no need to RSVP. Enter on East Side Metro Center. Information/Guest Services on site for directions or questions.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Monday, March 25th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Kaufman

Kaufman County

Monday, March 25th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Kaufman County Library
3790 S Houston St.
Kaufman, TX 75142 

Contact: Dana (903) 244-8721

Garland

Dallas County

Tuesday, March 26th, 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

Arlington

Tarrant County

Wednesday, March 27th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 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.

Dallas

Dallas County

Sunday, March 31st, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Covenant Kids
2550 Beckleymeade Ave. #100
Dallas, TX 75237

April 2019

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Burleson

Johnson County

Monday, April 1st, 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

Crowley

Tarrant County

Tuesday, April 2nd, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
Crowley Public Library
409 S Oak St
Crowley, TX 76036

Richardson

Dallas County

Tuesday, April 2nd, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly on the first Tuesday

Joint Informational Meeting
Collin County Pathways Youth and Family Services
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) 754-2443

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, April 2nd, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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

Contact: LaQueena Warren , Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for questions: (817) 304-1272 or LaQueena.Warren@dfsps.state.tx.us
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.

Southlake

Tarrant County

Thursday, April 4th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting, ACH Tarrant
Southlake Public Library
1400 Main Street #130
Southlake, TX 76092

Contact: Tara Sims (682) 808-5055

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

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

Contact: LaQueena Warren, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for questions: (817) 304-1272 or LaQueena.Warren@dfsps.state.tx.us
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.

Arlington

Tarrant County

Monday, April 8th, 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, April 8th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly on the second Monday

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

Contact: Emma (903) 450-5888 or Brittany (903) 268-0018

Mineral Wells

Palo Pinto County

Monday, April 8th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, April 8th, 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

DeSoto

Dallas County

Tuesday, April 9th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting, ACH Dallas
DeSoto Public Library
211 E Pleasant Run Rd. Suite C
DeSoto, TX 75115

Contact: Tara Sims (682) 808-5055

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, April 11th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Contact: Noa Buxt, (469) 781-5274

Bonham

Fannin County

 

Monday, April 15th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly on the third Monday

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

Contact: Brittany Allen (903) 268-0018

Mansfield

Tarrant County

Monday, April 15th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
Liberty Church
1715 Gertie Barrett Rd.
Mansfield, TX 76063

Mineral Wells

Palo Pinto County

Thursday, April 18th, 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

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, April 20th, 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, (214) 774-4871

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Monday, April 22nd, 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, April 22nd, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly on the fourth Monday

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

Contact: Dana (903) 244-8721

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Wednesday, April 24th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Contact: Tara Sims, (682) 808-5055

Arlington

Tarrant County

Wednesday, April 27th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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.

http://www.ourcommunity-ourkids.org/services/professional-home-based-care/

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, April 27th, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Foster Care and Adoption EXPO Flyer
Joint Informational Meeting
Dallas Buckner EXPO
Buckner Children & Family Services
5310 S Buckner Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75227

 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

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Monday, April 29th, 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

Garland

Dallas County

Tuesday, April 30th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

May 2019

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Arlington

Tarrant County

Thursday, May 2nd, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Joint Informational Meeting, ACH
Arlington Public Library - Southwest Branch
3311 SW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76017

Contact: Tara Sims at (682) 808-5055

Richardson

Collin County

Tuesday, May 7th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly on the first Tuesday

Joint Informational Meeting
Collin County Pathways Youth and Family Services
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) 754-2443

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, May 11th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Presbyterian Children's Homes & Services
Juliette Fowler Communities
1234 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75214

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: Lacey Dembicki, Lead Presenter, (972) 576-7680

Greenville

Hunt County

Monday, May 13th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly on the second Monday

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 or Brittany (903) 268-0018

Dallas

Dallas County

Saturday, May 18th, 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

Bonham

Fannin County

Monday, May 20th, 5:00 pm – 7:00pm
Monthly on the third Monday

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

Contact: Brittany Allen (903) 268-0018

Kaufman

Kaufman County

Monday, May 20th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Kaufman County Library
3790 S Houston St.
Kaufman, TX 75142

Contact: Dana at (903) 244-8721

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Tuesday, May 21st, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Contact: Tara Sims at (682) 808-5055

Dallas

Dallas County

Thursday, May 23rd, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Contact: Noa Buxt at (469) 781-5274

 

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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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