Getting Started | Searching for Children | Pre-Placement | Post-Adoption Support & Resources

Getting Started

Searching for Children


  • DFPS Contracting Services
    An adoption agency must have a contract with DFPS in order for a family to adopt a child in DFPS custody.
  • ICPC Information
    Provides general information on ICPC process in Texas, including conact information for state ICPC offices.

Post-Adoption Support & Resources

  • Adoption Assistance
    Select Texas to view more information on adoption assistance in Texas, courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.
  • College Tuition and Fee Waiver
    Information on college tuition waiver program for children adopted from foster care.
  • DePelchin Post-Adoption Services
    DePelchin provides families with post-adoption services, including parent education, support groups, therapy, respite care, referrals, and more.
  • DFPS Post-Adoption Services
    Post-adoption services are available to families who adopted through DFPS and for families receiving Title IV-E and state adoption assistance from DFPS.
  • State Subsidy Information
    NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in Texas.