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

Courtney and Brian Dodge have always wanted to adopt, but years seemed to fly by with no “right time” in sight. That was until their friend started fostering a baby girl through Arms Wide Adoption Services. She talked with Courtney and Brian about the benefits of working with a smaller agency. That’s when Courtney and Brian’s adoption journey officially began.

Upcoming Events

  • Nov 04

    Virtual Information Meeting (Greater Houston and Corpus Christi/South Texas)

    Participating in an Information Meeting is the first required step in the process towards becoming an Arms Wide foster or 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.

    This meeting is for families served by both our Greater Houston and South Texas (Corpus Christi) offices (Region 6 and Region 11).   Our Greater Houston office serves families in the following counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton.  The South Texas office is located in Corpus Christi. The Corpus Christi office serves families in the following counties: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kennedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata.

  • Nov 10

    Coastal Bend Day of Giving

    Arms Wide Adoption Services is excited to participate in Coastal Bend Day of Giving 2020 – a 24-hour charitable giving campaign administered by the Coastal Bend Community Foundation. On Tuesday, November 10, our community will come together to help Arms Wide Adoption Services reach our fundraising goal of $22,000. We need YOU to join us!

  • Nov 12

    2020 All In For Adoption Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

    Hosted on November 12, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the River Oaks Country Club, Arms Wide Adoption Services’ annual All In for Adoption Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament has become one of the premier poker tournaments in Houston over the past few years. In addition to the tournament, All In for Adoption will also feature delicious food, an exciting silent auction and high-end door prizes.

Arms Wide Blog

We offer stories and articles ranging from how Arms Wide Adoption Services 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 our adoption services.