Arms Wide

The Strongest Bonds are Made for Life

At Arms Wide Adoption Services, we begin with the child in mind. Each child is unique and the journey to finding the right family can be unpredictable. We expertly guide Houston and South Texas families through the process, connecting each child with the right family and supporting them along the way and beyond. No matter where the path leads, Arms Wide Adoption Services honors the story of every family and celebrates with a family fulfilled.

Our Services


Arms Wide Adoption Services is dedicated to building and sustaining strong, nurturing families for children in foster care through adoption.

Permanency Support

As a leader in post adoption services, Arms Wide Adoption Services understands the completion of the adoption process is not the end of the road for families.

Become a Foster Parent

We are delighted you are considering fostering or adopting one – or more – children in need of a loving home. We know the process  can seem complex and overwhelming, but we’re here to help you!


We have complied a list of online resources helpful to both adoptive and foster families looking for information.

Family Spotlight

Parents have to be vulnerable and willing to put themselves out there for their child, because the payoff of a family fulfilled, for the child and the parents, more than makes up for all the anxiety and heartache.

Upcoming Events

  • Jun 26

    Adoption Competency Training (ACT)

    Arms Wide Adoption Services presents 2018 Adoption Competency Training (ACT), formerly known as Special Need Adoption Curriculum (SNAC). This training meets the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services requirements for case managers, supervisors and home study workers.

  • Jun 30

    Fun Event For Post Permanency Families

    Calling all Arms Wide Adoption Services post permanency families for an afternoon of fun! Join us at We Rock The Spectrum, a kids gym indoor playground.

  • Jul 02

    Greater Houston Information Meeting

    Attending a Greater Houston Information Meeting is the first required step in the process towards becoming an Arms Wide adoptive parent. During the Information Meeting, an Arms Wide Coordinator will walk you through the process of fostering or adopting a child or children in foster care.

Arms Wide Blog

Our blog is filled with stories and articles, ranging from how Arms Wide Adoption Services works to foster care and adoption processes to advice from licensed professionals and adoptees.