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

“Adoption is a choice that isn’t a very easy choice to make,” Rod admits. “You give up part of yourself, your life, and your current family when you make the leap to adopt.”

Upcoming Events

  • Dec 10

    Greater Houston Information Meeting (Spring)

    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.

  • Dec 13

    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.

  • Dec 15

    Painting With A Twist

    Arms Wide Adoption Services is proud to present Painting With A Twist, where painting sessions are fun art, not fine art. During your session, enjoy step-by-step instruction with  experienced and enthusiastic local artists. It’s a colorful, casual party atmosphere where you’ll leave your cares behind and go home with a one-of-a-kind painting created by you.

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.