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Region 4, Tyler and surrounding area

Foster Care and Adoption Information Meetings

* 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. *

These information meetings are open to all the Region 4’s counties of Anderson, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood. If you live outside this area, please select your region using the map below.

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:

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is looking for caring foster and adoptive families in your area. To learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent through our agency, we will be having the following information meetings in your area.

October 2021

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Virtual

Harrison, Panola, and other surrounding region 4 counties

Friday, October 1st, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This information meeting will be held online through Microsoft Teams. RSVP is required in order to receive link to meeting.
*Please RSVP to attend due to limited space*

Contact: La Toyia Smith at (903) 715-7620

Mount Vernon

Franklin, Wood, Hopkins, Rains and Surrounding Counties

Monday, October 18th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The meeting will be located at the DFPS office in Mount Vernon, Texas located at:
606 I-30 West
Mount Vernon, Texas 75457

Contact: Melinda Stout at (903) 563-0710

Virtual

Region 4 Counties

Thursday, October 21st, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app
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Or call in (audio only)
+1 469-998-7368,,107199735#   United States, Dallas
Phone Conference ID: 107 199 735#
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No need to RSVP.

Contact: Adam Hollifield at (903) 916-9966 for questions
Virtual

Region 4 Counties

Monday, October 25th, 5:00 pm

This information meeting will be held online through Microsoft Teams. RSVP is required in order to receive link to meeting.
*Please RSVP to attend due to limited space*

Contact: Lizbeth Mendez at (903) 258-8017

November 2021

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Virtual

Bowie and surrounding Region 4 counties

Saturday, November 6th, 10:00 am

This information meeting will be held online through Microsoft Teams. RSVP is required in order to receive link to meeting.
*Please RSVP to attend due to limited space*

Contact: Andrea Smith at (903) 559-4988

December 2021

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Virtual

Bowie and surrounding Region 4 counties

Wednesday, December 8th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting
Or call in (audio only)
+1 469-998-7368,,579006833#   United States, Dallas
Phone Conference ID: 579 006 833#
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Learn More | Meeting options

No need to RSVP.

Contact: Adam Hollifield at (903) 916-9966 for questions
Virtual

Region 4 Counties

Monday, December 20th, 4:00 pm

This information meeting will be held online through Microsoft Teams. RSVP is required in order to receive link to meeting.
*Please RSVP to attend due to limited space*

RSVP to Lizbeth Mendez at (903) 258-8017

Recruitment Staff

Answers questions for the community on how to become foster and adoptive families.

Candice Howard, (903) 927-0311

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