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The Strongest Bonds are Made for Life

When we begin working with a child in need at Arms Wide, we see a future full of possibilities: a permanent family; a child’s sense of belonging; a family fulfilled. We focus on moments that preserve and bring a family together. 

Every child, every family’s story is unique, sometimes unpredictable, and always life-changing. And wherever their paths lead, Arms Wide is there to guide, support, celebrate and make an impact on the whole family.

Our Services

Foster Care Adoption

Arms Wide is dedicated to building and sustaining strong, nurturing families for children in foster care through adoption.

Permanency Support

As a leader in post adoption services, Arms Wide understands the completion of the adoption process is not the end of the road for families.

Become a Foster Parent

We are delighted you are considering fostering or adopting one – or more – children in need of a loving home. We know the process can seem complex and overwhelming, but we’re here to help you!


We have compiled a list of online resources helpful to both adoptive and foster families looking for information.

Upcoming Events

  • May 16

    Virtual Information Meeting (Greater Houston and Corpus Christi/South Texas)

    Do you have questions about fostering or adopting children in need of safe and nurturing families?  Or are you ready to become a foster or adoptive parent?

    Participating in a Greater Houston Information Meeting is the first step. During the Information Meeting, an Arms Wide Recruiterwill walk you through the process of fostering or adopting a child or children in foster care and answer all of your questions.

    This meeting is for families served by both our Greater Houston and South Texas (Corpus Christi) offices (Region 6 and Region 11).  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, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio.

Arms Wide Blog

We offer stories and articles ranging from how Arms Wide works through foster care and adoption processes to advice from licensed professionals and adoptees. Read our blog to learn what you need to know about our adoption services.