Step 1: Information Meeting

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. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about fostering or adopting a child or children in need, in addition to meeting other families who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents.

Join our online Virtual Information Meetings  from the comfort of your own home or workplace. After you submit the form, below, an Arms Wide staff member will  send you instructions for how to register to reserve your spot in an online meeting using the free Zoom service. You will be able to join the Zoom meeting from your own laptop, desktop or other internet equipped device at the specified day and time.

If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Shephard at cshephard@armswide.org.


Register for an upcoming Information Meeting:

Important: Unless otherwise noted, these meetings for families served by both our Greater Houston (Region 6) and South Texas (Region 11) offices. 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 and serves families in the following counties: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata.


We look forward to meeting you soon!