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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:

May 2019

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

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, May 2nd, 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 at (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

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

Burleson

Johnson County

Monday, May 6th, 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

Denton

Denton County

Monday, May 6th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Informational Meeting
Denton CPS Office
535 S. Loop 288, Ste. 2001
Denton, TX 76205

Contact: Nikki Thomas at (940) 368-0819 if you have any questions. No RSVP needed.

Corsicana

Navarro 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, May 6th, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Informational Meeting
Texas Department and Protective Services/CPS Office
800 N. Main St. Ste B
Corsicana, TX 75110

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

Monday, May 6th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Foster Care and Adoption 101 Information Meeting
Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Dr.
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, May 7th, 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 at (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, 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

Arlington

Tarrant County

 

Wednesday, May 8th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Carrollton

Denton County

Wednesday, May 8th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
Professional Home-Based Care Information Meeting
The BAIR Foundation
3630 N Josey Ln., Suite 100
Carrollton, TX 75007

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.

www.ourcommunity-ourkids.org

Dallas

County Dallas

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

Wednesday, May 8th, 12:00 pm - 12:45

Information Meeting
Dallas CASA
2757 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204

Contact: La Queena Warren, Child Protective Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter, for questions at (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

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

Arlington

Tarrant County

Monday, May 13th, 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, 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

Plano

Collin County

Monday, May 13th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Informational Meeting
Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County
2205 Los Rios Blvd.
Plano, TX 75074

Contact: Nikki Thomas at (940) 368-0819 if you have any questions. No RSVP needed.

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, May 13th, 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

Mineral Wells

Palo Pinto County

Thursday, May 16th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

*CANCELLED*

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, 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

Mansfield

Tarrant County

Monday, May 20th, 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

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

Forest Hill

Tarrant County

Thursday, May 23rd, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

June 2019

Location

Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Burleson

Johnson County

Monday, June 3rd, 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

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Monday, June 3rd, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Plano

Collin County

Monday, June 3rd, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Informational Meeting
Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County
2205 Los Rios Blvd.
Plano, TX 75074

Contact: Nikki Thomas at (940) 368-0819 if you have any questions. No RSVP needed.

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, June 4th, 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

Collin County

Tuesday, June 4th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly on the first Tuesday

Joint Informational 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 at (972) 754-2443

Denton

Denton County

Thursday, June 6th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Informational Meeting
Denton CPS Office
535 S. Loop 288, Ste. 2001
Denton, TX 76205

Contact: Nikki Thomas at (940) 368-0819 if you have any questions. No RSVP needed.

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, June 6th, 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.

Arlington

Tarrant County

Monday, June 10th, 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, June 10th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly on the second Monday

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

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

Weatherford

Parker County

Monday, June 10th, 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

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Thursday, June 13th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting
ACH Child & Family Services
3712 Wichita St

Fort Worth, TX 76119

Contact: Tara Sims at (682) 808-5055

Stephenville

Erath County

Thursday, June 13th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting

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

Bonham

Fannin County

Monday, June 17th, 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 at (903) 268-0018

Garland

Dallas County

Thursday, June 20th, 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.

Mansfield

Tarrant County

Monday, June 17th, 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

Sherman

Grayson County

Thursday, June 20th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Information Meeting
Sherman CPS Office
900 Cottonwood Drive
Sherman, TX 75090

Contact: Nikki Thomas for questions at (940) 368-0819

Childcare is not provided.

Kaufman

Kaufman County

Monday, June 24th, 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 at (903) 244-8721

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Monday, June 24th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Plano

Collin County

Monday, June 24th, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Flyer for Child to Family Event
Prestonwood Baptist Church
6801 W. Park Blvd.
Plano, TX 75093

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/child-to-family-connection-june-2019-tickets-58728731216 or visit www.TheSecondStory.org for more information.
The Embrace/Second Story "Child to Family Connection” event is an incredible opportunity to hear the stories of children, right here in our community, waiting to be adopted from foster care. Unlike traditional "match events", the children are not present. Instead, 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 speakers, including adoptive parents and adult adoptees, will present during dinner. Following the presentation, the child display and exhibit area will open and an information meeting about adopting from foster care will take place for unlicensed families. 

Fort Worth

Tarrant County

Tuesday, June 25th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Joint Informational Meeting

ACH Child and Family Services
3712 Wichita St
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Contact: Tara Sims at (682) 808-5055

Forest Hill

Tarrant County

Thursday, June 27th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

 

Heart Gallery

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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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