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About the Texas Adoption Resource Exchange (TARE)

Make a Difference in a Child's Life

Every child in Texas who is waiting for adoption deserves an equal opportunity to be placed in a permanent home.

Adoptive families provide a stable and permanent home for children. Adoption can give children a sense of belonging and security. Adoptive families make a life-long commitment to meet a child's emotional, mental, physical, social, educational, and cultural needs.

What is TARE?

The Texas Adoption Resource Exchange (TARE) is an online tool that helps match adoptive parents and children awaiting adoption. It allows you to quickly and easily give DFPS information about your adoption preferences and interest in adopting a child from Texas. DFPS staff can then look at your family's profile and your adoption preferences, including child characteristics, family skills, and whether you are willing to parent a child with a disability.

Once your family creates an account and completes a family profile for TARE, you can view the full profile information and inquire on children or sibling groups available for adoption. You can also view your status and get updates on inquiries you've made on children listed in TARE. It could result in a child being successful placed with and adopted by your family.

What else can I find on the TARE website?

The TARE website gives you:

  • Steps and requirements for becoming an adoptive parent.
  • Lists of upcoming adoption meetings in your area.
  • Lists of private adoption agencies in your area.
  • The ability to search for children waiting to be adopted.
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