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Region 7, Austin 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 contact Shay Bowles at (512) 839-2931, at least 3 days prior to the meeting, if possible. Please note that children are not able to attend information meetings due to the potential sensitive subject matter discussed. Any attendees arriving 15 minutes late or more will not be admitted.*

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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.

These information meetings are open to all but targeting the Region 7’s counties of Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Grimes, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Madison, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Washington, and Williamson. If you live outside this area, please select your region using the map above.

August 2021

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

GoToMeeting

Virtual

Monday, August 2nd, 1:00 pm

This information meeting will be held online through GoToMeeting. RSVP is required due to limited capacity.

Contact Kara Crawford to sign up and receive your GoToMeeting link.

Prior to attending the information meeting, please watch the following video: https://youtu.be/mDBumv4Bng4

GoToMeeting

Virtual

Tuesday, August 10th, 6:00 pm

This information meeting will be held online through GoToMeeting. RSVP is required due to limited capacity.

RSVP by using this link. You will receive an automated email confirming your RSVP.

Prior to attending the information meeting, please watch the following video: https://youtu.be/mDBumv4Bng4

GoToMeeting

Virtual

Wednesday, August 11th, 12:00 pm

This information meeting will be held online through GoToMeeting. RSVP is required due to limited capacity.

Contact Ashley Hardin-Turner to sign up and receive your GoToMeeting link.

Prior to attending the information meeting, please watch the following video: https://youtu.be/mDBumv4Bng4

GoToMeeting

Virtual

Wednesday, August 11th, 6:00 pm

This information meeting will be held online through GoToMeeting. RSVP is required due to limited capacity.

Contact Jenny Sykes to sign up and receive your GoToMeeting link.

Prior to attending the information meeting, please watch the following video: https://youtu.be/mDBumv4Bng4

GoToMeeting

Virtual

Wednesday, August 18th, 6:00 pm

This information meeting will be held online through GoToMeeting. RSVP is required due to limited capacity.

Contact Terri Parsons to sign up and receive your GoToMeeting link.

Prior to attending the information meeting, please watch the following video: https://youtu.be/mDBumv4Bng4

September 2021

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

GoToMeeting

Virtual

Saturday, September 4th, 9:00 am

This information meeting will be held online through GoToMeeting. RSVP is required due to limited capacity.

Contact Ben Glade to sign up and receive your GoToMeeting link.

Prior to attending the information meeting, please watch the following video: https://youtu.be/mDBumv4Bng4

GoToMeeting

Virtual

Tuesday, September 14th, 6:00 pm

This information meeting will be held online through GoToMeeting. RSVP is required due to limited capacity.

RSVP by using this link. You will receive an automated email confirming your RSVP.

Prior to attending the information meeting, please watch the following video: https://youtu.be/mDBumv4Bng4

GoToMeeting

Virtual

Wednesday, September 15th, 6:00 pm

This information meeting will be held online through GoToMeeting. RSVP is required due to limited capacity.

Contact Therza Adkins to sign up and receive your GoToMeeting link.

Prior to attending the information meeting, please watch the following video: https://youtu.be/mDBumv4Bng4

GoToMeeting

Virtual

Thursday, September 23rd, 5:30 pm

This information meeting will be held online through GoToMeeting. RSVP is required due to limited capacity.

Contact Dawn Engeldinger to sign up and receive your GoToMeeting link.

Prior to attending the information meeting, please watch the following video: https://youtu.be/mDBumv4Bng4

Recruitment Staff:

DFPS Faith-Based Staff:

  • Christi Yackel, FAD Faith-Based Specialist, (979) 203-6931
    Works with the faith community to answers questions about how to become foster and adoptive family.


*If you are interested in a specific child or siblings found on TARE, Adopt Us Kids from Texas, or the Heart Gallery, please contact the TARE Coordinator or TARE@dfps.texas.gov.

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