Young adopted boy smiling

The Strongest Bonds are Made for Life

At Arms Wide Adoption Services, we begin with the child in mind. Each child is unique so the adoption plan and journey to finding the right adoptive family can be unpredictable. We expertly guide Houston and South Texas families through the process, connecting each child with the right adoptive parents 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 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 compiled a list of online resources helpful to both adoptive and foster families looking for information.

Family Spotlight

Van Kohrt has seen Times Square, Niagara Falls, the Santa Monica Pier . . . but he says his carefree son is the best sight in the world.

Upcoming Events

  • Nov 13

    Coastal Bend Day of Giving

    Hosted Tuesday, November 13, generous donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $17,500, helping Arms Wide Adoption Services raise $35,000 in 24 hours!

  • Nov 14

    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.

  • Nov 15

    All in for Adoption Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

    The 12th Annual All In for Adoption Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at River Oaks Country Club. Purchase your sponsorship or ticket today!

Arms Wide Blog

We offer stories and articles ranging from how Arms Wide works through foster care and adoption processes to advice from licensed professionals and adoptees. Read our blog to learn what you need to know about Houston adoption services.