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Region 11: Laredo, Edinburg, Corpus Christi, and surrounding areas

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. *

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:

January 2024

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Teams (Online)
Spanish speaking upon request

Tuesday, January 09, 2024 at 11:00am and 6:00pm
Contact: Marlen Alaniz at:  1 (956) 500-6027  to sign up by Tuesday, January 02, 2024.
 Or Email: Marlen.Alaniz@dfps.texas.gov

Teams (Online)

Spanish speaking upon request

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 11:00am and 6:00pm
Contact: Mildred Benavides at: 1 (956) 244-4615   to sign up by Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

 Or Email: Mildred.Benavides@dfps.texas.gov

February 2024

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Teams (Online)

Spanish speaking upon request

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at  11:00am and 6:00pm  
Contact: Xochitl Campos at: 1 (956) 371-1064 to sign up by Tuesday, February 6, 2024.
 Or Email: Xochitl.Campos@dfps.texas.gov

Teams (Online)

Spanish speaking upon request

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 11:00am and 6:00pm
Contact: Anna Castillo at :1 (956) 371-3880 to sign up by Tuesday, February 20, 2024.
 Or Email: Anna.Castillo@texas.gov

March 2024

Location Foster/Adopt Information Meetings

Teams (Online)

Spanish speaking upon request

Tuesday,   March 12, 2024 at 11:00am and 6:00pm
Contact: Hector Gonzalez at: +1 (956) 202-1656 to sign up by Tuesday, March 05, 2024.
 Or Email: Hector.Gonzalez@dfps.texas.gov

Teams (Online)

Spanish speaking upon request

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 11:00am and 6:00pm
Contact: Nely Guadarrama at: 1 (361) 660-2221 to sign up by Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

 Or Email: Nely.Guadarrama@dfps.texas.gov

Recruitment Staff

**For questions and answers about becoming a foster and/or adoptive parent, see contacts below.**

  • Rosa Lopez, Human Services Technician, (956) 316-8693 or (956) 371-4621
  • Debra Garcia, Administrative Assistant, (361) 878-7525

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