We are licensed by the State of Texas to provide professional, full-service adoption assistance statewide. We understand that everyone faces different circumstance and has different needs.
Expectant Parents: We are here to help you make an adoption plan that meets your needs.
We know that you are seeking our help during a time of crisis, and our goal is meet your needs and address your concerns quickly and with compassion. To serve you, here are just some of the services that we provide:
- A personal counselor to provide helpful, friendly, compassionate advice and meet you exactly where you are
- Assistance with living and medical expenses during pregnancy
- Freedom to choose the adoptive family you want and design a personalized birth and adoption plan
- Consultation with an independent attorney
- We provide services statewide and have qualified adoption counselors available throughout every city.
Adoptive Parents: We are here to guide and support your adoption journey
We know that deciding to adopt is not an easy choice, and finding an agency to help make your adoption journey a success can be difficult. At Adoption Choices of Texas, we have helped loving families from coast to coast achieve their dream of parenthood. We will help you prepare for an adoption plan and will support you throughout the adoption process. To help you build your family, here are some of the services we provide:
- Adoption education that will clearly explain the adoption process, and help you make the adoption plan that is right for you
- Create an adoptive parent profile that will reflect your commitment to making or growing your family
- Provide a thorough home study that meets Texas and interstate requirements
- Full-service adoption placement
- Post adoption support to guide you through the legal process of making a permanent addition to your family
We work with parents in almost every state to help you grow your families.
Meet Our Staff
Jennifer Morrison, BS, CPMS
Executive Director, Dallas Area
Jennifer Morrison has been working with Adoption Choices of Texas since the organization began in 2012. Ms. Morrison has an extensive history working in the adoption field and has participated in many adoptions throughout her career in the past 17 years. She has worked with attorneys that specialize in adoption and has a knowledgeable understanding of each level of the adoption process. From birth parent counseling, home studies, profiles and adoptive parent support, from start to finish, you will feel valued working with Jennifer as she truly gives her dedication and expertise to each individual to make adoption an amazing journey from every aspect. Ms. Morrison graduated with a BS in Sociology from Texas Wesleyan University and is qualified as Child Placement Management Staff (CPMS). Ms. Morrison says, “I believe my calling is helping people in the adoption journey, and I look forward to creating your journey with respect, support , and overall with love! I feel that Adoption Choices of Texas excels above any other agency, our team is amazing. Our one on one contact makes us stand out. I am excited to work with you on your journey!”
Patricia Vera, LMSW, LCPAA
Licensed Administrator & Child Placement Manager, San Antonio Area
Pat Vera has been with Adoption Choices of Texas since the agency opened its doors in the Spring of 2012. Ms. Vera is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator (LCPAA). Ms. Vera holds a masters degree from Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) and a BA from OLLU in Psychology. Her work experience includes eight years at Child Protective Services, 23 years at Mission Road Developmental Center and five years as a social worker at University Hospital in San Antonio. Ms. Vera lives in San Antonio where she is active in her church and directs a Spanish choir.
Program Associate Director, Houston Area
Sha’Tara Robinson is a Louisiana native but has resided in Texas for the majority of her life. She obtained her Bachelors of Science, majoring in Psychology at Angelo State University in 2014. She then completed her Masters of Arts in Counseling in 2016 at East Texas Baptist University. Sha’Tara has worked in Behavioral Health and foster care since 2015. She is excited to contribute to Adoption Choices of Texas and helping families continue to grow through adoption. Her passion to see families excel as a cohesive unit makes her love what she does. Sha’Tara’s eclectic taste in music contributes to her self-care along with watching football, spending time with family and friends and living a healthy lifestyle.
Dallas Junior Program Director
Torvia Taylor is a Tennessean native and relocated to the Dallas Fort Worth area in 2016. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology at Christina Brothers University in 2001. I also obtained my Master of Science, majoring in Organizational Psychology and Development at Walden University in 2010. I have worked in the Social Services industry since 2001. I have experience as a foster care case manager, adoptions case manager, CPS investigator and CPS Supervisor. I have a passion for working with children and families. I am excited to contribute my experience in working with children and families to help provide permanency for children. I enjoy traveling, going to brunch with friends, and attending church.
Sue Garcia has a Masters Degree in Organizational and Human Resource Development. Her experience includes various fields where good communication, work flow organization and record keeping are vital to a smooth operation. She knows the importance of accurate details for seeing the big picture. Not new to adoption, she is excited to be a part of helping place children in families where they will be loved and nurtured. She grew up in the Navy and has had the opportunity to live abroad and visit many different locations around the world. She still loves to travel and enjoys foods and stories of many cultures. Mother of three, she moved to Austin to be close to two really cool grandchildren.
Adoption Specialist, Houston Area
Jessica Quiroga was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and moved to McAllen, Texas during high school. She had resided there until she moved to Katy, Texas 2 years ago. She obtained her Bachelors of Science, majoring in Psychology at the University of Texas- Pan American. Jessica is planning to continue her education to obtain her Master’s degree. Jessica is qualified as Child Placement Management Staff (CPMS) and intends to test to obtain her Licensed Child Placing Agency Administer (LCPAA). Jessica has spent the last 5 years working at a therapeutic foster care agency where she held multiple titles: licensing specialist, case manager, and regional director. Jessica is very excited to join Adoption Choices of Texas and help make the change in the lives of everyone involved in the process. Jessica enjoys spending her time with her 3 children and working out.
Adoption Specialist, San Antonio Area
Ashley Daly holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Texas State University. Ashley has been working in the field of social work over the course of the last 8 years and has had the opportunity of working to positively impact the lives of women, children and teens throughout her career. Mrs. Daly is passionate about adoption and feels honored to be a part of Adoption Choices of Texas and the privilege to help build families. It is Ashley’s passion to advocate and support birth mothers throughout their emotional journey of adoption. Ashley is in Austin native who now resides in Dallas with her husband.
Amanda Bailey, LMSW
Adoption Specialist, Austin Area
Amanda has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Amanda has been a licensed social worker since 2015 and has experience with forensic and clinical assessment and case management in many social work settings and fields. Amanda’s passion for empowering and supporting those in need and her unwavering ethical principle of respecting the worth and dignity of each person have always guided her work. Amanda is very excited to join the Adoption Choices team and feels inspired and grateful to be working with parents and families of adoption. Amanda is a Louisiana native, but currently lives in Austin with her husband and son.
Adoption Specialist, Houston Area
Bio to come!
Tenisha Hudson is a native of Chicago, IL but has resided in Texas 9 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Jackson State University. She has a strong background working in the social services field. She is naturally compassionate for others and greatly enjoys contributing to Adoption Choices of Texas helping families continue to grow through adoption.
Melissa Trevino (Independent Contractor)
Home Study Specialist, Austin Area
Melissa Trevino is originally from Lubbock where she earned my bachelors degree in human services and masters degree in educational psychology both from Wayland Baptist University. She worked as a parole officer for 17 years then decided to go into the insurance industry where she still has the opportunity to help others in need. Melissa contracted for about 6 years in Lubbock and enjoyed helping families prepare for their new addition to their family and most importantly ensuring a safe place for children. Melissa has a grown son and daughter that reside in Lubbock and 5 beautiful grandchildren that she adores!
Jeri Carraway (Independent Contractor)
Home Study Specialist, Dallas Area
Jeri Carraway is originally from Dallas, TX where she earned her associate degree in PC Support from Richland Community College and her bachelor’s degrees in Social Work and Political Science with minors in Criminal Justice and Philosophy from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has worked in the social services field for over 12 years and she enjoys advocating for reuniting and building families. Her work experience includes 6 years with Child Protective Services including; supervision, legal, and investigations and 5 1/2 years at Texas Mentor CPA including; intake, case management, and recruitment. Jeri lives in Arlington, TX with her husband and 2 dogs.