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     The following is links to information on adoption and foster care.                                          
   Adoption Registry

The Texas Department of Health-Bureau enables persons who are 18 years or older to list their name on the registry to locate other family members who are listed.  This site contains eligibility requirements, printable applications, and information on opening an adoption record.        

   Children Available for Adoption

Families with approved home studies can search for children available for adoption by such criteria as gender, age, or siblings.  This site provides pictures and profiles of children who are available for adoption and is updated daily.

   Closed Adoption Records

The TDFPS Closed Adoption Records unit maintains adoption records for individuals that have been adopted through the child protective services program.        

   Voluntary Adoption Registry (VAR)

A The DFPS Voluntary Adoption Registry is a mutual-consent registry.  It is designed to allow adoptee, birth parents, and/or birth siblings who are at least 18 years of age and who were placed for adoption by DFPS or who are looking for a person adopted by DFPS to voluntarily attempt to locate one another by listing in the registry.