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, Agency Licensed Administrator, Child Placement Manager
Jennifer Morrison is the agency’s Child Placing Agency Administrator, Child Placement Management Staff, and the Executive Director. She works in our main office based out of Dallas. Jennifer has been working with Adoption Choices of Texas since the organization began in 2012. Ms. Morrison graduated with a BS in Sociology from Texas Wesleyan University and is a Texan native and mother to three daughters.
Ms. Morrison has an extensive history working in the adoption field and has participated in many adoptions throughout her career in the past 19 years. She has worked for adoption attorneys that specialize in adoption and has a knowledgeable understanding of each level of the adoption process. She excels at birth parent counseling and support, writing home studies, compiling adoptive parent profiles and overall adoptive parent support. Working with Jennifer from start to finish, you will feel valued as she truly gives her dedication and expertise to each individual to make adoption an amazing journey from every aspect! Jennifer’s passion is working with birth parents, as well as traditional families, single parents of both genders, and LGBTQ friendly. You have probably heard of her name in the same sex community in the DFW area. Jennifer has a vision that all areas of adoption can be explored. This includes undocumented birth mothers, Spanish speaking birth mothers and adoptive families. She has created a bilingual staff to cover Spanish needs in Texas.
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, our success rate, and our google reviews speak volumes. I am excited to work with you on your journey!”
Patricia Vera, LMSW
Program Associate Director, LCPAA Licensed Administrator and Child Placement Staff, Bilingual
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.
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.
Executive Assistant, Bilingual
Enedelia Morales brings over 11 years of executive assistant experience to the table. She obtained her Associates Degree in Business Administration in 2010. In her free time she loves spending time with family, traveling and being outdoors. Enedelia is thrilled to be a part of Adoption Choices of Texas wonderful team and is honored to contribute her part in the adoption process for the birth mothers and adoptive parents with their adoption journey.
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 has been involved in adoption work since 2016, and she remains thrilled to be involved in this field and contribute to creating families through adoption. Amanda is a Louisiana native, but currently lives in Austin with her husband and 3 kids.
Cristina Loera, MSSW
Adoption Specialist, Dallas Area, Bilingual
Cristina was raised in rural northeast Texas and attended Texas A&M University-Commerce where she received a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work. Cristina’s background is in case management, child protective services, and mental health. Cristina is bilingual in English and Spanish and is passionate about working with the Hispanic population. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling.
Stephanie Loera, LMSW
Adoption Specialist, Bilingual
Stephanie is originally from northeast Texas and attended Texas A&M University-Commerce where she received a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work. Stephanie’s background is in case management and behavioral health. Stephanie is bilingual in English and Spanish and is truly passionate about working with the Hispanic population. Stephanie resides in northeast Texas with her spouse and son. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and crafting.
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.