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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 accommodations 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:

July 2021

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Wednesday, July 7th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckfuGqpzwrGNBAaKVYsakrEupq26s5mCOJ

VIRTUAL

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

Monday, July 12th , 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Therapeutic Foster Care Information Meeting:
A special meeting for families interested in caring for children with advanced emotional, developmental, and educational needs.

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/ 

ONLINE

Restorative Information Meeting

Tuesday, July 13th, 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/tZcvcO-hrz8sHNBrkOFjk4hjawctouxTH41I

Burleson

*If you reside in Johnson or Tarrant County

Tuesday, July 13th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

*CANCELLED*

Foster Care & Adoption 101 Meeting

Pathway Church
325 NW Renfro St.
Burleson, TX 76028

See OCOK Site for link to register:
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/ 

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, July 15th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please RSVP before July 13, 2021. To RSVP, please email: kristen.sultemeier@dfps.texas.gov with the following information:  

  • First and last name
  • Spouse’s first and last name, if applicable
  • Phone number
  • County in which you reside

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 Person: Kristen Sultemeier, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for any questions: (940) 268-9175

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Monday, July 19th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscemoqzsrH9EysUzxgX9XSzShD2Yo5UIP

VIRTUAL

If you reside in these counties: Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Hood, Erath, Somervell or Palo Pinto.
Tuesday, July 20th, 12:00 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/ 

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, July 22nd, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please RSVP before July 20, 2021. To RSVP, please email: kristen.sultemeier@dfps.texas.gov with the following information:  

  • First and last name
  • Spouse’s first and last name, if applicable
  • Phone number
  • County in which you reside

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 Person: Kristen Sultemeier, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for any questions: (940) 268-9175

VIRTUAL

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

Monday, July 26th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/ 

VIRTUAL

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

Thursday, July 29th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/ 

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Friday, July 30th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAscOyspjkqH9IdmYd9o6BaXq-qkTR2ZtS1

August 2021

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings
VIRTUAL

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

Monday, August 2nd, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/ 

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Thursday, August 5th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdOyprTkvEtCpHgmlS114j5Q052NGu722

ONLINE

Restorative Information Meeting

Tuesday, August 10th, 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/tZAscOCoqDojHNB39K4YeJiEtdfyNrqTP1hu

VIRTUAL

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

Wednesday, August 11th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/ 

Online Informational Meeting via Microsoft Teams

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, August 12th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please RSVP before August 10, 2021. To RSVP, please email: kristen.sultemeier@dfps.texas.gov with the following information:  

  • First and last name
  • Spouse’s first and last name, if applicable
  • Phone number
  • County in which you reside

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 Person: Kristen Sultemeier, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for any questions: (940) 268-9175

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Sunday, August 15th, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kdeyorDwoHtINJaZa9hCbY1xoCnVy13h1

VIRTUAL

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

Thursday, August 19th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/ 

ONLINE

General Information Meeting

Monday, August 23rd, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Register now for this foster/adopt meeting!
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclf-ugqjIuGN0kHrJ6LwxY_QHU5S2Ithtu

Online Informational Meeting via Microsoft Teams

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, August 25th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please RSVP before August 23, 2021. To RSVP, please email: kristen.sultemeier@dfps.texas.gov with the following information:  

  • First and last name
  • Spouse’s first and last name, if applicable
  • Phone number
  • County in which you reside

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 Person: Kristen Sultemeier, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for any questions: (940) 268-9175

Burleson

*If you reside in Johnson or Tarrant County

Thursday, August 26th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Foster Care & Adoption 101 Information Meeting
Pathway Church
325 NW Renfro St.
Burleson, TX 76028

See OCOK Site for link to register:
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/ 

VIRTUAL

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

Monday, August 30th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting

Virtual- See OCOK site for link to meeting.
https://ourcommunity-ourkids.org/calendar/ 

September 2021

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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