- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for state of Texas.
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT adoption laws in Texas.
- Pre-Service Training Information
DFPS provides general information on pre-service PRIDE training classes.
- Private Adoption Agencies
List of private adoption agencies in Texas that contract with DFPS. If a Texas family adopts a child in DFPS custody, the agencies listed can provide you with adoption services at no cost. Please note that there may be other fees and/or fees for adopting a child from another state.
- Public and Private Agency Search
Public and private foster care adoption agencies in Texas
- Regional DFPS Offices
Contact information for regional DFPS offices.
- Steps to Foster Care/Adoption
Steps to become a foster or adoptive parent in Texas.
- Adoption Information
Adoption Information by state
- Understanding Texas Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
- Adoption Services
DCS provides an overview of adoption services
- Home Study Requirements (See bottom of page for providers
Information on the Home study program and requirements
Searching for Children
- Heart Gallery of Central Texas
Heart Gallery featuring waiting children in Cental Texas.
- Heart Gallery of Deep East Texas
Heart Gallery featuring waiting children in Deep East Texas (region 5).
- Heart Gallery of El Paso
Heart Gallery featuring waiting children in El Paso.
- Heart Gallery of the High Plains
Heart Gallery featuring waiting children in the High Plains.
- Heart Gallery of North Texas
Heart Gallery featuring waiting children in North Texas.
- Heart Gallery of Northeast Texas
Heart Gallery featuring waiting children in Northeast Texas.
- Heart Gallery of Northwest Texas
Heart Gallery featuring waiting children in Northwest Texas
- Heart Gallery of San Antonio
Heart Gallery featuring waiting children in San Antonio.
- Heart Gallery of the South Plains
Heart Gallery featuring waiting children in the South Plains
- Heart Gallery of South Texas
Heart Gallery featuring waiting children in South Texas.
- WWK Recruiters
Scroll down and click on Texas to view contact information for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting Texas children.
- Heart Gallery Of America
Photo lists of waiting 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.
- Attachment and Trauma Specialists
A list of local therapists that specialize in working with attachment and trauma related issues.
- Behavioral care treatment centers
A list of local treatment centers for behavioral care
- Adoption Therapists
A list of local therapists that specialize in adoption
- Child Care Resources
A compiled list of child-care resources
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs
A list of local treatment centers specializing in child abuse treatment
- Counseling Resources
A compiled list of counseling resources
- Kid Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in treating children
- Kinship Care
Kinship programs and information
- Medical Resources
Health and medical resources
- NPEN National Parenting Education Network
A list of programs by state
- NOFAS FASD Support
State resources and support group information
- Trauma Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in trauma related issues.
- Online Support Groups
A list of online support group resources
- Post-Adoption Questions and Answers
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding adoption
- Special Health Care Needs
Resources for parents of children with special health care needs.