Support Groups & Adoption Resources

Gladney's New Beginnings Adoption Staff maintain a list of support groups, adoption resources, and even temporary babysitting services to assist you throughout your adoption journey.  
Support Groups
DALLAS COUNTY
Many Mothers One Heart
7PM on 3rd Thursdays @ La Madeleine -Dallas (NE Corner of Preston & Forest)
Contact: mattrach518@yahoo.com
Ladies Night Out
7:30PM on 1st Thursday @ Natalie Fournet's -
Dallas (7814 Stanford Ave. Dallas, TX 75225)
Contact: tapestry@watermark.org
HOPE
7PM alternating Fridays at Trinity Church -Cedar Hill (1231 E. Pleasant Run Rd. Cedar Hill, TX 75104)
Contact: ohana_ministries@hotmail.com
 
COLLIN COUNTY
DADS
8PM on 3rd Thursday at Fuzzy's Tacos – McKinney (SW corner of Eldorado & Hwy. 75)
Contact: bruce@embracetexas.org
A Mom's Heart
6:30PM on 3rd Tuesday at La Madeleine – Frisco (NW corner of Hwy. 121 & Parkwood)
Contact: tiffany@embracetexas.org
Moms of Adopted Teens
7:30PM on Last Monday at Taco Cabana – McKinney (SW corner of Hwy. 75 & 380)
Contact: denise@embracetexas.org
Nacho Mamas (Int'l Adopted Moms)
6:30PM on 1st Tuesday at Rosa's Cafe – Frisco (NW corner of Custer Rd. & Eldorado)
Contact: tiffany@embracetexas.org
Mom's Night Out
7PM on 2nd Tuesday at Sugarbox – Plano (on Lone Star/NE corner of Toll way & Legacy)
Contact: nicolearenas@ymail.com
Dads at Noon
12PM on 3rd Friday at Chick-Fil-A – Plano (near Prestonwood/NW corner of Park & Plano Pkwy.)
Contact: michael.arenas@me.com
 
TARRANT COUNTY
Chosen Ones
6:30PM on 2nd Mondays at Christ Haven – Keller (1 mile off Keller-Haslett & 377 Denton Hwy)
Contact: clotheshark01@yahoo.com
Mom's Play and Pray
10:30AM on 4th Friday at Gateway – Southlake (700 Blessed Way, Southlake, TX 76092)
Contact: clotheshark01@yahoo.com
Fostering Hope
5PM on 2nd Sundays at Irving Bible Church – Irving (NW corner of Regent & Kinwest)
Contact: tapestry@irvingbible.org
Waiting Families Group
7:30PM on 4th Saturday at the Violi's Home – Coppell
Contact: ktvioli@gmail.com  
Older Child Adoption
5PM on 4th Sunday at Irving Bible Church – Irving (NW corner of Regent & Kinwest)
Contact: tapestry@irvingbible.org
 
DENTON COUNTY
Foster/Adoptive Family Support
7PM every Wednesday at the Hamilton's – Denton (3309 Nottingham, Denton, TX 76209)
Contact: orphancare@dentonbible.org
  
JOHNSON COUNTY
Small Blessings
9AM on 3rd Tuesday at Victory Family Church – Burleson (5 Blocks West of Wilshire & John Jones Dr.)
Contact: prooks@windstream.net
 
ELLIS COUNTY
Interchange
6:30PM on 3rd Tuesday at The Avenue Church – Waxahachie (NW corner of Hwy. 287 & 77 behind TaMolly's)
Contact: tahuff8302003@yahoo.com
 
 
Adoption Resources
Kid's Night Out provides our families with 3.5 hours of fun! The children get games and food and the parents get a date night out (or in) to relax and enjoy time together. This event is at University Baptist Church and is affiliated with TCU. Please contact Joy Barnes for more information.
The Moms and Moms-to-be Coffee Night is the Third Thursday of each month. Come out and have coffee with other moms who may be going through the same things with their children as you are. Please contact Joy Barnes for more information.
CARE House Program for Teens Between the ages of 13 and 17. This program is a crisis respite service that provides short term inpatient and outpatient, community-based residential crisis treatment to persons who have low risk of harm to self or others and may have some functional impairment who require direct supervision and care but do not require hospitalization800-866-2465 Toll Free Hotline, Crisis, Screening & Intake
 
Temporary Sitter Services
Dallas County Office (Irving) - Ella Butler
Ella Butler started Temporary Sitters in 1998 and has expanded the business into three offices in the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex. Ella runs the Dallas County office located in Irving, TX. Ella is the mother of two children and the grandmother to six grandchildren.   
If you are in Dallas County you can contact Ella at 972-399-0952 or ellabutler@tx.rr.com
 
Collin and Denton County Office (Frisco) - Valerie Tyler
Valerie Tyler runs the newest office. The Collin and Denton Counties were expanding so much that we added another office in June 2007.
Valerie has been married to her husband and high school sweetheart for over 13 years and they have two children ages 10 and 8 years. 
If you are in Collin or Denton Counties you can contact Valerie at 214-686-8559 or valerie.tyler@temporarysitters.com
 
Tarrant County Office (Keller) - Angela Tyler
Angela Tyler runs the Keller office.  Angela is married and has three children ages 15, 13 and 7 years.  She loves being a mom and wife.
If you are in Tarrant County you can contact Angela  at 817-239-9282 or tempsitters@verizon.net 
 

CONTACT GLADNEY:

Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Drive | Fort Worth, Texas 76132-4122

Headquarters: 817-922-6000   Pregnant?: 1-800-GLADNEY
International Adoptions: 1-800-INT-ADOP
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