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Adoption Information Meetings

Date(s): 5/5/2014

6:00 pm

DFPS Office 1500 N Arkansas
The public is invited to the Department of Family and Protective Services- adoption information meetings being held throughout South Texas. Anyone who is interested in learning more about becoming an adoptive family is invited to attend the free public information session.

The meetings will consist of a presentation along with a question & answer session with a regional adoption recruiter. Representatives from several South Texas Child Placing Agencies have also been invited to be on hand to present information on becoming an adoptive/foster parent.

As of the end of February, there are 344 children in the South Texas region and 6,140 children state wide who are legally free for adoption.

Laredo

Webb County
April 7th and May 5th at 6:00 PM

DFPS Office
1500 N. Arkansas
Laredo, TX 78043

CPS Adoption Recruiter: Cornelia Garza (361) 221-3362

Basic Requirements for prospective adoptive parents may be single or married and must:

be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults,
complete an application (staff will assist you, if you prefer),
share information regarding their background and lifestyle,
provide relative and non-relative references,
show proof of marriage and/or divorce (if applicable),
agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members,
allow staff to complete a criminal history background check and an abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household, and
attend free training to learn about issues of abused and neglected children.

The training provides an opportunity for the family and DFPS to assess whether foster care or adoption is best for the family. The family may withdraw from the meetings at any time. There is no charge for the meetings. Foster/adoptive parents generally train together.

Adoption information presentations can be scheduled for groups and organizations upon request.
John Lennan – DFPS Media Specialist Friday March 7, 2014

(361) 878-7488 - Office

(361) 876-6387 - Cell

Visit our website at www.adoptchildren.org for more information about adoption in Texas.

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Adoption Information Meetings

Date(s): 4/7/2014

6:00 pm

DFPS Office 1500 N Arkansas
The public is invited to the Department of Family and Protective Services- adoption information meetings being held throughout South Texas. Anyone who is interested in learning more about becoming an adoptive family is invited to attend the free public information session.

The meetings will consist of a presentation along with a question & answer session with a regional adoption recruiter. Representatives from several South Texas Child Placing Agencies have also been invited to be on hand to present information on becoming an adoptive/foster parent.

As of the end of February, there are 344 children in the South Texas region and 6,140 children state wide who are legally free for adoption.

Laredo

Webb County
April 7th and May 5th at 6:00 PM

DFPS Office
1500 N. Arkansas
Laredo, TX 78043

CPS Adoption Recruiter: Cornelia Garza (361) 221-3362

Basic Requirements for prospective adoptive parents may be single or married and must:

be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults,
complete an application (staff will assist you, if you prefer),
share information regarding their background and lifestyle,
provide relative and non-relative references,
show proof of marriage and/or divorce (if applicable),
agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members,
allow staff to complete a criminal history background check and an abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household, and
attend free training to learn about issues of abused and neglected children.

The training provides an opportunity for the family and DFPS to assess whether foster care or adoption is best for the family. The family may withdraw from the meetings at any time. There is no charge for the meetings. Foster/adoptive parents generally train together.

Adoption information presentations can be scheduled for groups and organizations upon request.
John Lennan – DFPS Media Specialist Friday March 7, 2014

(361) 878-7488 - Office

(361) 876-6387 - Cell

Visit our website at www.adoptchildren.org for more information about adoption in Texas.

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ACA Information and Enrollment Session

Date(s): 3/8/2014

10:00am

UT Health Science Center
LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Do you need more information on health coverage? Well, Congressman Henry Cuellar is here to help!

According to a press release from his secretary, Cuellar is co-hosting an Affordable Care Act information and enrollment session along with the UT Health Science Center, Area Health Education Center, Molina Healthcare, and South Texas Development Council.

With the March 31st enrollment deadline approaching, the event hopes to target anyone who needs information or assistance enrolling for health coverage.

The session will take place at the UT Health Science Center Saturday at 10:00 am.

To enroll, attendees must bring the following for every member in the household:

Personal Identification: (Ex. Texas Driver's License, Immigration Documents, Birth Certificate, Passport, or Social Security Card)

Income Verification: (Ex. Pay stubs, W-2, or Income Tax Return)
For more information, please call (956) 523-7494 or (956) 712-0037 or email laredolibrary@uthscsa.edu or bazanj@mrgbahec.org.

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