Are you interested in learning about becoming a foster or adoptive parent? Would you like to participate in a casual conversation where you can get answers to your questions? Join us at “First Steps”, a quarterly informational gathering at the Embrace Office in Historic Downtown McKinney. Sit down with our staff and hear more about:

  • The differences between private infant adoption, international adoption, fostering to adopt, and straight adoption from foster care
  • Requirements to become a licensed foster or adoptive parent in Texas
  • How to start the licensing process
  • Things to consider when selecting a child placing agency
  • Honest answers to your questions and concerns about opening your home

Upcoming First Steps Meetings:

Please register by clicking on the date above when you would like to attend and completing the linked form. First Steps gatherings take place whether we have 2 guests or 10. This gathering is open to couples or individuals-please also register your spouse if he or she is coming. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at We look forward to meeting you!