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National Adoption Month Events

 November is National Adoption Awareness Month (learn more). Click on the regions below to find adoption events near you.

Panhandle & South Plains

Amarillo

NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY - November 17, 2016, 9:00 am

  • Description: Come join the Foster/Adopt unit to celebrate National Adoption Day with a "Ohana" theme, which means "family and family means no one gets left behind or forgotten", complete with a luau and grass skirts!
  • Location: Randall County Courthouse, 2309 Russell Long Blvd., Canyon  79015
  • Participants: Community stakeholders-  Open to the Public
  • Contact: Micah Smith

Lubbock

NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY - November 18, 2016, 9:00 am

  • Description: Come join the Foster/Adopt unit to celebrate National Adoption Day with a "Wizard of Oz" theme.  Characters dressed as "Wizard of Oz" characters will greet the children and families on this special day. 
  • Location:  Lubbock County Courthouse, 904 Broadway, Lubbock  79408
  • Participants: Community stakeholders-  Open to the Public
  • Contact: Kathleen Hudson

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North Texas

Abilene

Taylor County National Adoption Day - December 9th, 2016, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

  • Description: Adoption Consummation Hearings followed by a reception at the courthouse. Possible 8 children scheduled to be adopted on Adoption Day.
  • Location: Taylor County Courthouse, 300 Oak St., 1st floor jury room. Abilene, TX 79602
  • Participants: Stakeholders, caseworkers, family & friends of children being adopted / Open to Public
  • Contact: Debra Key (940) 613-8059

Brownwood

Brown County National Adoption Day - November 17th, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Description: Adoption Consummation Hearings followed by a reception at courthouse and balloon release. Possible 18 children scheduled to be adopted on Adoption Day.
  • Location: Brown County Courthouse, 200 South Broadway St. Brownwood TX, 76801
  • Participants: Stakeholders, caseworkers, family & friends of children being adopted / Open to Public
  • Contact: Debra Key (940) 613-8059

Dallas

Dallas County National Adoption Day - November 19, 2016, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: Mass adoptions of children in Dallas County.
  • Location: Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center, 2600 Lone Star, Dallas, TX
  • Participants: Not open to the public. Only families and invited family and friends
  • Contact: Melody Rockwell - 972-820-1901

Denton

Denton County Adoption Event - December 2, 2016, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Description: Mass adoptions of children in Denton County
  • Location: Denton County Courthouse, 1450 E. Mckinney St., Denton, Tx 76209.
  • Participants: Adoptive families with invited friends and family members
  • Contact: Suzanne Arnold, 972-633-6617

Grayson

Grayson County Adoption Event - November 21, 2016, Start Time: TBD as depends on the number of children scheduled to consummate.

  • Description: Mass adoptions of children in Grayson County
  • Location: Grayson County Courthouse, 100 W. Houston, Sherman, Tx 75090.
  • Participants: Adoptive families, plus invited family members and friends
  • Contact: Robin Bethel, 903/892-0580

Hunt

Hunt County Adoption Event - November 18, 2016, Start Time: TBD as depends on the number of children scheduled to consummate.

  • Description: Mass Adoptions of children in Hunt County
  • Location: Greenville County Courthouse, 2507 Lee Street Greenville, Tx 75401.
  • Participants: Adoptive families, plus invited family members and friends.
  • Contact: Tanya Gaines, 903/455-7636

McKinney

Collin County Adoption Event - November 19, 2016, 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

  • Description: Mass adoptions of children in Collin County.
  • Location: Collin County Courthouse, 2100 Bloomdale Road McKinney, Tx 75071.
  • Participants: Not open to the public. Only families and invited family and friends
  • Contact: Suzanne Arnold, 972-633-6617

Wichita Falls

Wichita County National Adoption Day - November 18th, 2016, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Description: Adoption Consummation Hearings followed by a reception at the courthouse. Possible 12 children scheduled to be adopted on Adoption Day
  • Location: Wichita County District Court, 900 7th Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
  • Participants: Stakeholders, caseworkers, family & friends of children being adopted / Open to Public
  • Contact: Debra Key (940) 613-8059

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East Texas

Beaumont

Jefferson County National Adoption Day - November 18, 2016, 10 AM

  • Description: Celebrating in the 317th District Court with Judge Larry Thorne presiding
  • Location: Jefferson County Courthouse, 1149 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701
  • Participants: Children, families,staff, external stakeholders
  • Contact: Kelli Slaga (936) 633-3759

Jasper

Jasper County Adoption Day - November 28, 2016  10:00 AM

  • Description: Adoption Day Celebration
  • Location: Jasper County Courthouse, 121 N. Austin Street, Jasper, TX 75951
  • Participants:  Families, DFPS staff and stakeholders
  • Contact: Kelli Slaga (936) 633-3759

Kountze

Hardin County National Adoption Day - TBD

  • Description: Celebrating National Adoption Month with adoption consummations of children in the county
  • Location: Hardin County Courthouse, 300 W Monroe St, Kountze, TX 77625
  • Participants: Celebration will consist of adoptive families and children as well as CPS staff, Judges, Attorneys and CASA and this event is open to the public
  • Contact: Kelli Slaga (936) 633-3759

Lufkin

Angelina County National Adoption Day - November 10, 2016, 9:00 AM

  • Description: Celebrating National Adoption Month with adoption consummations of children in the county
  • Location: Angelina County Courthouse, 215 E Lufkin Ave, Lufkin, TX 75901
  • Participants: Celebration will consist of adoptive families and children as well as CPS staff, Judges, Attorneys and CASA and this event is open to the public
  • Contact: Kelli Slaga (936) 633-3759

Marshall

Harrison County National Adoption - November 17, 2016, 1:30 PM

  • Description: Celebrating National Adoption Month
  • Location: Harrison county courthouse annex, 200 W. Houston; Suite 143, Marshall
  • Participants:Children, families,staff, external stakeholders. Not open to the public.
  • Contact: Rose Chumley (903) 233-5217

Nacogdoches

Nacogdoches County National Adoption Day - November 17, 2016, 9:00 AM

  • Description: Celebrating National Adoption Month with adoption consummations of children
  • Location: Nacogdoches County Courthouse: 101 W Main St #110, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
  • Participants: Celebration will consist of adoptive families and children as well as CPS staff, Judges, Attorneys and CASA and this event is open to the public
  • Contact: Kelli Slaga (936) 633-3759

Orange

Orange County National Adoption Day - November 9, 2016, 3:00 PM

  • Description: Celebrating National Adoption Month with adoption consummations of children in the county
  • Location: Orange County Courthouse, 801 W Division St, Orange, TX 77630
  • Participants: Celebration will consist of adoptive families and children as well as CPS staff, Judges, Attorneys and CASA. This event is open to the public
  • Contact: Kelli Slaga (936) 633-3759

Rusk

Cherokee County National Adoption Day - November 28, 2016, 10:00 AM

  • Description: Celebrating National Adoption Month with adoption consummations of children in the county
  • Location: Cherokee County Courthouse 135 S. Main, Rusk, TX  75785     
  • Participants: Celebration will consist of adoptive families and children as well as CPS staff, Judges, Attorneys and CASA. Not open to the public.
  • Contact: Mandy Bryan (903) 533-4162

Tyler

Smith County National Adoption Day - November 18, 2016, 9:30 AM

  • Description: Celebrating National Adoption Month with adoption consummations of children in the county
  • Location: Rose Heights Church - 2120 Old Omen Road, Tyler TX 75701
  • Participants: Celebration will consist of adoptive families and children as well as CPS staff, Judges, Attorneys and CASA. Not open to the public.
  • Contact: Kelli Mayo - 903-373-2574

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South-East Texas

Bellville

Austin County National Adoption Day- November 15, 2016, 10:00 AM - 2:30 AM

  • Location: Austin County Courthouse, 1 E. Main St., Bellville, TX 77418
  • Participants: CPS Staff, CASA, CPS Attorneys, Adoptive Parents and is open to public.
  • Contact: Blair Bradley, (936) 242-9507

Columbus

Colorado County National Adoption Day- November 21, 2016, 10:00 AM - 2:30 AM

  • Location: Colorado County Courthouse, 318 Spring St. #106, Columbus, TX 78934
  • Participants: CPS Staff, CASA, CPS Attorneys, Adoptive Parents and is open to public.
  • Contact: Blair Bradley, (936) 242-9507

Conroe

Montgomery County National Adoption Day- November 9, 2016, 10:00 AM - 2:30 AM

  • Location: Montgomery County Courthouse, 301 N. Main St., Conroe, TX 77301
  • Participants: CPS Staff, CASA, CPS Attorneys, Adoptive Parents and is open to public.
  • Contact: Blair Bradley, (936) 242-9507

Galveston

Galveston County National Adoption Day- November 19, 2016, 10:00 AM - 2:30 AM

  • Location: Galveston County Courthouse, 722 21st St., Galveston, TX 77550
  • Participants: CPS Staff, CASA, CPS Attorneys, Adoptive Parents and is open to public.
  • Contact: Blair Bradley, (936) 242-9507

Hempstead

Waller County National Adoption Day- November 14, 2016, 10:00 AM - 2:30 AM

  • Location: Waller County Courthouse, 836 Austin St., Hempstead, TX 77445
  • Participants: CPS Staff, CASA, CPS Attorneys, Adoptive Parents and is open to public.
  • Contact: Blair Bradley, (936) 242-9507

Houston

Harris County National Adoption Day - November 18, 2016, 9:00 AM

  • Location: Juvenile Justice Center at 1200 Congress Houston, TX 77002
  • Participants: Adoptive families and children to be adopted; extended family and friends; community partners
  • Contact: Patricia Johnson and Dalen DiLieto

Liberty

Liberty County National Adoption Day- November 9, 2016, 10:00 AM - 2:30 AM

  • Location: Liberty County Courthouse, 1923 Sam Houston St., Liberty, TX 77575
  • Participants: CPS Staff, CASA, CPS Attorneys, Adoptive Parents and is open to public.
  • Contact: Blair Bradley, (936) 242-9507

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Central Texas

Austin

Travis County Adoption Day – November 3, 2016, 9:00am

  • Description: this is the adoption day for kids in foster care
  • Location: Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center, 2515 Congress, Ave, Austin, Texas 78704
  • Participants: Open to the public, Community Partners
  • Contact: Amber Hart, 512/834-3257

Bastrop

Adoption Day Ceremony - November 8, 2016, 9:00am

  • Description: this is the adoption day for kids in foster care
  • Location: 804 Pecan Street, Bastrop, Texas 78602
  • Participants: Open to the public, community partners, staff
  • Contact: David Calvo, 512/468-8425

Belton

Bell County National Adoption Day Ceremony - November 17, 2016, 9:00 am

  • Description: this is the adoption day for kids in foster care
  • Location: Bell County District Court House, 1201 Huey Drive
  • Participants: Open to the public, Community Partners
  • Contact: Jennifer Burns, 512/864-6008

Bryan

Brazos County Adoption Day - November 15, 2016, 1:30pm

  • Description: this is the adoption day for kids in foster care
  • Location: Brazos County Administration Building, 200 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, Texas 77803
  • Participants: Open to the public, community partners, staff
  • Contact: Jeanette Rico, 979/587-4432,

Burnet

Burnett County Adoption Day – November 12, 2016, 9:00am

  • Description: this is the adoption day for kids in foster care
  • Location: 1701 E. Polk, Burnet, Texas
  • Participants: Open to the public, community partners, staff
  • Contact: Jennifer Burns, 512/864-6008

Georgetown

Williamson County National Adoption Day Ceremony - November 22, 2016, Time 9:00 am

  • Description: this is the adoption day for kids in foster care
  • Location: 405 Martin Luther King, Georgetown, TX
  • Participants: Open to the public, Community Partners, Staff
  • Contact: Jennifer Burns, 512/864-6008

Hondo

Adoption Event - Monday, November 28 2016 9:00 am

  • Description: Consummating the adoption of 15 children
  • Location: Media County Courthouse, 1100 16th St #301, Hondo, TX 78861

Lockhart

Cen-Tex Adoption Day – November 21, 2016, 9:00 am

  • Description: this is the adoption day for kids in foster care
  • Location: 1703 S. Colorado Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644
  • Participants: Open to the public, community partners, staff
  • Contact: David Calvo, 512/468-8425

Jourdanton

Child Protection Court of South Central Texas - Friday, November 4, 2016 10:00 am

  • Description: Consummating the adoption of 14 children - Largest ever in the area
  • Location: Jourdanton Community Center 1101 Campbell Ave, Jourdanton, TX 78026

San Antonio

CCAB-Sponsored Orphan Sunday - November 6, 10:00 am

  • Description: adoption event.
  • Location: Rodriguez County Park, 6098 Jerome Road, San Antonio 78227
  • Contact: 210-636-9151

"There's No Place Like Home" Adoption and Foster Recruitment Fair - November 9, 4:00 pm

  • Description: Birthday Bash for children who have been adopted in past years Chain of Hearts dedicated to finding 'forever homes' for children who need them.
  • Location: Freeman Coliseum-Expo Hall, 3201 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78219.
  • Contact: 210/337-31117

Jump For Adoption - November 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Description: Fun event raising money for foster and adoption agencies with food by La Hacienda de Los Barrios, face painting, jumping, and informational booths where all your questions will be answered - $20 advance, $25 at the door.
  • Location: ThinAir Extreme Air Sports, 4902 Fredricksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78229
  • Contact: Get tickets at ThinAir Extreme Air Sports, 210/802-0715

Waco

McLennan County National Adoption Day Ceremony - November 18, 2016, 1:00pm-5:00pm

  • Location: Baylor University School of Law, 1114 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706
  • Participants: Open to the public, Community Partners
  • Contact: Andrea Barnett, 254/750-9342

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Permian Basin and Concho Valley

Midland

National Adoption Day - November 4, 2016, 10:00 am

  • Description - Celebration of the Adoptions of children from Midland County
  • Location- Midland County Courthouse
  • Participants - Open to the public
  • Contact John Schkade  325-657-8786

Odessa

National Adoption Day - November 18, 2016, 10:00 am

  • Description - Celebration of Adoptions of children from  Ector County with the theme of "Super Heros".  Super Kids + Super Families=Super Heros
  • Location- Crossroads Community Church, 6901 E. Highway 191, Odessa
  • Participants - Open to the public
  • ContactKhrystal Garcia 432-368-2446

San Angelo

National Adoption Day - November 18, 2016, 9:00 am

  • Description - Celebration of Adoptions  of children from  Tom Green County with the theme of "Under the Sea"
  • Location- Southland Baptist Church, 4300 Meadow Creek Trail, San Angelo
  • Participants - Open to the public
  • Contact John Schkade  325-657-8786

 

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West Texas

El Paso

El Paso County National Adoption Day - November 19, 2016, 10:00 a.m.

  • Description: Adoption consummation of 11 children. Children and families will receive presents, including their first family portrait, family Christmas cards, and a gift certificate. There will be refreshments and snacks for all.
  • Location: 500 East San Antonio, El Paso, Texas 79901
  • Participants: CASA, Child Placing Agencies, and CPS staff
  • Contact: Sylvia Pitcher and Sonia Avila

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South Texas

Brownsville

Annual Heart Gallery - November 3, 2016, 7:00 P.M.--9:00 P.M.

  • Description: The Heart Gallery is a traveling art exhibit featuring photos of children legally free for adoption seeking their forever family.  These children are part of the South Texas foster care system. 
  • Location:  501 E Ringgold St #5, Brownsville, TX 78520
  • Participants:   TDFPS Adoption/FAD units, Historic Rotary Club of Brownsville, and other community members
  • Contact: Jennifer Soto, 956-245-7215

Cameron County Adoption Day - November 7, 2016, 9:00 A.M.--10:00 A.M.

  • Description: Join us in celebrating the adoption consummation of children who have found their forever family.  This event helps commemorate National Adoption Month. 
  • Location:  974 East Harrison Street, Brownsville, TX 78520
  • Participants:   TDFPS Adoption/FAD units, CASA of Cameron County, and other community members
  • Contact: Yvonne Lopez, (956) 245-4782 

Corpus Christi

Rotary Adoption Awareness Picnic - November 5, 2016, 9:00 A.M.--2:00 P.M.

  • Description:  This fun filled event is an opportunity for licensed adoptive families to meet and interact with children legally free for adoption.  In addition, adoption caseworkers are available on site to answer any questions regarding the children and/or the adoption process. 
  • Location:   Northwest Senior Center at West Guth Park, 9705 Up River Road, C.C., TX     
  • Participants:   Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Staff in partnership with Corpus Christi Northwest Rotary Club.  This event is open to licensed adoptive families.
  • Contact: Stephanie Sanchez, 361-878-7411

Nueces County Adoption Day - November 10, 2016, 10:00 A.M.

  • Description: Join us in celebrating the adoption consummation of children who have found their forever family.  This event helps commemorate National Adoption Month.
  • Location:  Nueces County Court at Law # 5      2310 Gollihar Corpus Christi, Texas 78415
  • Participants:   Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in partnership with Nueces County Court at Law # 5 and the Honorable Timothy McCoy  This event is open to the public.
  • Contact: Stephanie Sanchez, 361-878-7411

Nueces County Heart Gallery - November 10, 2016, 6:00 P.M.-- 8:00 P.M.

  • Description:  The Heart Gallery of South Texas is an art exhibit and community education/outreach initiative featuring children who are waiting for adoption.
  • Location:   Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center, 2021 Agnes Street, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Participants:  Texas Department of Family & Protective Services Staff and Community members
  • Contact: Stephanie Sanchez, 361-878-7411

Foster Care/Adoption Information Meeting - November 21, 2016, 11:00 A.M.

  • Description:  The Foster Care Adoption meeting is held to recruit families interested in either fostering or adopting children.  It provides valuable information on the Foster Care/Adoption process
  • Location:  4201 Greenwood Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78416 
  • Participants: Open to the public with the Faith Based Recruiter presenting
  • Contact: Cornelia Garza, 361-516-0943

Foster Care/Adoption Information Meeting - November 21, 2016, 6:00 P.M.

  • Description:  The Foster Care Adoption meeting is held to recruit families interested in either fostering or adopting children.  It provides valuable information on the Foster Care/Adoption process
  • Location:  3202 McKenzie Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410    
  • Participants: Open to the public with the Faith Based Recruiter presenting
  • Contact: Cornelia Garza, 361-516-0943

Edinburg

Foster Care/Adoption Information Meeting - November 07, 2016, 11:00 A.M.

  • Description:  The Foster Care Adoption meeting is held to recruit families interested in either fostering or adopting children.  It provides valuable information on the Foster Care/Adoption process
  • Location:  300 East Canton Road, Edinburg Texas 78539    
  • Participants: Open to the public with the Faith Based Recruiter presenting
  • Contact: Cornelia Garza, 361-516-0943

Harlingen

Foster Care/Adoption Information Meeting - November 07, 2016, 6:00 P.M.

  • Description:  The Foster Care Adoption meeting is held to recruit families interested in either fostering or adopting children.  It provides valuable information on the Foster Care/Adoption process
  • Location:  801 West 13th Street, Harlingen, Texas 78550       
  • Participants: Open to the public with the Faith Based Recruiter presenting
  • Contact: Cornelia Garza, 361-516-0943

Laredo

Adoption Day - November 4, 2016, 1:30 PM

  • Description:  Join us in celebrating the adoption consummation of children who have found their forever family.  This event helps commemorate National Adoption Month.
  • Location:  406th District Court, Webb County Courthouse, 1110 Washington Street, 4th Floor, Laredo, Texas 78040
  • Participants:  Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in partnership with 406th District Court and the Honorable Judge Oscar J. Hale Jr. This event is open to the public. 
  • Contact: Zoila Reyna, (956) 764-6063

7th Annual Adoption Matching Event sponsored by Laredo Rotarians - November 19, 2016, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

  • Description:  This fun filled event is an opportunity for licensed adoptive families to meet and interact with children legally free for adoption.  In addition, adoption caseworkers are available on site to answer any questions regarding the children and/or the adoption process. 
  • Location:  Uni-Trade Stadium, 6320 Sinatra Parkway, Laredo, Texas 78041
  • Participants:  Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in partnership with Laredo Rotary Clubs.  This event is open to licensed adoptive families.  Registration required prior to event. 
  • Contact: Zoila Reyna, (956) 764-6063

12th Annual Heart Gallery of South Texas:  "Starting New Roots" - November 16, 2016, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

  • Description: The Heart Gallery is a traveling art exhibit featuring photos of children legally free for adoption seeking their forever family.  These children are part of the South Texas foster care system.
  • Location:  Gallery 201, 513 San Bernardo Avenue, Laredo, Texas  78040
  • Participants:  Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in partnership with 341st District Court and Gallery 201.  Open to the public.
  • Contact: Claudia Canales-Esquivel, (956) 764-6046

Foster Care/Adoption Information Meeting - November 21, 2016, 11:00 A.M.--Spanish

  • Description:  The Foster Care Adoption meeting is held to recruit families interested in either fostering or adopting children.  It provides valuable information on the Foster Care/Adoption process
  • Location:  4611 Foster Avenue, Laredo, Texas 78041          
  • Participants: Open to the public with the Faith Based Recruiter presenting
  • Contact: Maria Meza, 956-721-2923

Foster Care/Adoption Information Meeting - November 21, 2016, 6:00 P.M.--English

  • Description:  The Foster Care Adoption meeting is held to recruit families interested in either fostering or adopting children.  It provides valuable information on the Foster Care/Adoption process
  • Location:  4611 Foster Avenue, Laredo, Texas 78041          
  • Participants: Open to the public with the Faith Based Recruiter presenting
  • Contact: Maria Meza, 956-721-2923

McAllen

Hidalgo County Heart Gallery - November 10, 2016, 5:30 P.M.--7:30 P.M.

  • Description: The Heart Gallery is a traveling art exhibit featuring photos of children legally free for adoption seeking their forever family.  These children are part of the South Texas foster care system.
  • Location:  BBVA Compass Tower 3900 N 10th St #1, McAllen, TX 78501
  • Participants:   TDFPS Adoption/FAD units, Hidalgo County Woman's Bar Association, and other community members
  • Contact: Jennifer Soto, 956-245-7215.

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