You have enough stress without worrying whether the phone bill can be paid or you can afford healthy groceries. As a licensed adoption agency, Adoption Choices can make sure your bills are paid throughout your pregnancy.
Taking care of yourself is the most important thing you can do during a pregnancy. We will make sure that you have pre-natal care from excellent doctors and nurses, and a birth plan that will meet your needs.
A Safe Place
If you are in a housing crisis or don’t have a safe home, we can arrange a clean, safe, and comfortable place to stay during and after your pregnancy.
Our adoption counselors know what you are going through and want to help you make the decisions that are right for your unique situation. Contact us today to talk with one of our counselors about how we can help you.
Answers To Your Common Questions
What financial support can I receive during my pregnancy?
It is very important that you are safe, stable, and healthy during your pregnancy and after you give birth. We will make sure that your needs for rent, groceries, transportation, phone service, and maternity clothing are all met. Your adoption counselor will make a budget with you and make sure you have what you need to avoid financial stress throughout your pregnancy.
Does the father of the baby have to participate in the adoption?
Not usually. If you don’t know who the father is or how to contact him, he doesn’t have to participate in the adoption process. If you do know how to contact him, he doesn’t have to participate, but we are required to notify him about the adoption plan. If the father of the baby is your husband, he will have to participate in the adoption plan.
What if my family doesn’t want me to do an adoption?
Making an adoption plan is your choice and is not up to anyone else, but having the support of your family can be very important in going through an adoption plan. Your adoption counselor can speak with your family, if you wish, to help them understand how adoption works and what modern adoption looks like.
Can I pick the family I want to make an adoption plan with?
Absolutely. Your adoption counselor will work with you about what matters most to you in an adoption plan and will only show you options that meet your needs. You can see some of the families we are working with here.
How do I know that a good family will adopt my baby?
Every family that works with us is required to go through a very thorough screening process called a “home study”. In this process they have to do background checks with their names and fingerprints, submit letters of reference and proof of financial security, and they have to meet with a social worker in their home to do an evaluation. Also, you can select the family that you think is best for the adoption plan you want to make.
What kind of contact will I have the baby and the adoptive family after the adoption?
Whatever kind of contact you want, during your pregnancy and after the adoption. Sometimes the women who contact us for help want a “closed” adoption without any contact, other times they want an “open” adoption with a lot of contact that will continue for years after the adoption. Most of the women we help want something in the middle. Your adoption counselor work with you to figure out what will be best for your needs and we will only give you options for families that will meet those needs.
Will I have counseling about making an adoption plan for my baby?
Yes. You will have a personal adoption counselor whose job is to help you understand the adoption process; explore your needs and feelings in making a plan for the adoption process; and to support you throughout the adoption process before, during, and after the baby is born. You can always reach us 24/7.
How does the adoption process work?
You can find a detailed outline of the adoption process here.
Birth Mother Stories
Our experience with open adoption through Adoption Choices of Texas has been very positive. To us, open adoption means giving our child the best life possible, while still getting to be a part of it. We knew from the beginning that we wouldn’t be able to provide our son with everything he needed, so we agreed adoption was what was best for all three of us.Morgan and Matt
My experience with this agency is outstanding. Never could I ever imagined meeting people who cared so much about my needs and making sure that I was comfortable with this adoption. Adoption itself is a very complicated procedure and also a very emotional rollercoaster but with the help of Adoption Choices of Texas I got through it and now I have no regrets.Nickole