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 have qualified adoption counselors in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Amarillo areas who are waiting to serve you
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 field and has participated in over 200 adoptions throughout her career. She has fourteen years of experience in adoption ranging from home study services, birth parent services, adoptive parent services and adoption-specific legal services. Ms. Morrison graduated with a BS in Sociology from Texas Wesleyan University and is qualified as Child Placement Management Staff (CPMS). She is a Texas native, the mother of three beautiful daughters and currently resides in Denton.
Patricia Vera, LMSW, LCPAA (Independent Contractor)
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.
Devin Vinson, Esq.
In-House Counsel, Austin Area
Devin Vinson has been the director of operations for Adoption Choices of Texas since the agency opened its doors in 2012. Focusing exclusively on family formation, Mr. Vinson devotes his career in the law to his passion of adoption relationships that promote the very best outcomes for the child, the birth parents and the adopting family. Mr. Vinson has a law degree from the University of Houston and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and daughter.
Adoptive Parent Program Manager, Austin Area
Ali Stuckey holds a degree in Political Science from the College of Santa Fe and a Paralegal Certificate from the University of Texas at Austin. Mrs. Stuckey has a background in legal support, grant writing, and administrative assistance. She is excited to be a part of the Adoption Choices team, and believes that adoption is a brave, miraculous path to building family. Mrs. Stuckey resides in Austin and enjoys playing music and spoiling her dog, Josie.
Administrative Assistant, Austin Area
Abigail studied Psychology at Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana. She has extensive experience in administrative support roles, and is thrilled to be able to use her knowledge for Adoption Choices of Texas. She is inspired by all adoption families, and is grateful to be a part of each story. Mrs. Bruckschen resides in Austin with her husband, and enjoys spending time outdoors
Paralegal, Austin Area
Melek Speros holds both a BA and a JD from The University of Texas at Austin. She also has an active practice as an independent home birth midwife in Austin. She is so happy to join the team at Adoption Choices of Texas and put both her legal and medical knowledge to good use. In her free time, Melek enjoys spending time with her three young sons and enoys all the live music Austin has to offer.
Executive Director Assistant/HR, Houston Area
Dawn Stabler holds an Associate Degree of Applied Science from the Center for Advanced Legal Studies and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from American Intercontinental University. Mrs. Stabler was a Paralegal for about 8 years until working for Adoption Choices of Texas. Mrs. Stabler is more than grateful to be a part of Adoption Choices of Texas and believes that it is a very rewarding job to be able to help Adoptive Parents fulfill their dreams of having a child. Mrs. Stabler resides in Conroe with her husband and two beautiful children, Judd and June.
Natalie Bross (Independent Contractor)
Marketing Director, Houston Area
Natalie has spent the past 11 years working in all aspects of adoption. She began her career working with Adoption Choices of Oklahoma. After moving a few times for her husband’s career, she is thrilled to find herself back with Adoption Choices. She believes every case, every adoptive couple and every birth mom she has had the privilege of working with has left an impression on her heart. Natalie has experienced adoption from all angles, as she is an adoptee herself and as an adult has reunified with her birth father. Natalie resides in The Woodlands, Texas with her husband and 3 daughters.
Gina Thomas, MA (Independent Contractor)
Adoption Counselor, Training Supervisor, Houston Area
Gina Thomas received her BA in English at Texas Southern University and her Master’s degree in Counseling at Prairie View A&M University. She has dedicated the last four years of her career to creating and supporting connections for children and families. Ms. Thomas has extensive experience working with children and families as a school counselor, home evaluator and adoption counselor. Ms. Thomas is an asset to all members of the adoption triad with whom she works. She is a Texas native and lives in Houston.
Lisa Williams (Independent Contractor)
Adoption Counselor, Houston Area
Lisa Williams was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She has lived in a few other States before finding her way to Texas. She graduated from Wayne State University and holds a bachelor’s degree. She has over 20 years of experience working with children and families. She has worked in the foster care and adoption arena, helping to reunify families as well as helping children find their forever home. She has a passion for children and helping families. She is married and has 2 beautiful children. She enjoys traveling back home to Michigan to spend time with family and friends.
Ashley Daly (Independent Contractor)
Adoption Counselor, Dallas 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.
Angie Daniel (Independent Contractor)
Adoption Counselor, Dallas Area
Angie Daniel earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Texas A&M University. She has worked as an Adoption Specialist and Counselor over the last eight years supporting birth and adoptive families with adoption education, birth family counseling, home studies, and parenting training. Angie is committed to providing you with a positive and caring experience as you work with Adoption Choices of Texas. She is a Dallas native and resides in Fort Worth.
Amanda Bailey, LMSW (Independent Contractor)
Adoption Counselor, 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.
Sarah Land (Independent Contractor)
Adoption Counselor, Austin Area
Hi! My name is Sarah Land and I am one of the Adoption Counselors in Austin, Texas. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Life Coach also certified in Advanced Mediation and Collaboration, as well as Critical Incident Stress Management. As an Adoption Counselor, I’ll answer your questions. In short, we’re here for you every step of the way!
Julissa D. Garza, MS, LCDC-I (Independent Contractor)
Adoption Counselor, McAllen Area
Julissa Garza has earned her Master’s Degree in Sociology and her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas Pan American. She also holds a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern certification. Ms. Garza has experience working with youth and families since 2010 and substance abuse treatment as well. She truly delivers her heart to this field of work. Ms. Garza is grateful to be joining a team with such strong vision and leadership. She currently resides in Edinburg, Texas with her husband and son, and is also bilingual.
Katherine Moore (Independent Contractor)
Adoption Counselor, San Antonio Area
Mrs. Katherine Moore holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Development from Georgia Southern University. Katherine has been working in the social services field in the states of Georgia, Washington and Texas for over 8 years. Mrs. Moore’s most recent position was a Bilingual Child Forensic Interviewer/Family Advocate in San Marcos at Roxanne’s House Child Advocacy Center. Katherine’s passion to help families and advocate for them is her utmost priority. Katherine resides in San Antonio with her husband, son, and their two dogs.
Scott Mansfield (Independent Contractor)
Home Study Writer, Lubbock Area
Scott was born in Lubbock Texas, and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and finally made his way back to Texas in 2014. Scott has a BS in Human Development from Amridge University and is currently completing his hours for a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lubbock Christian University. He currently works at The Children’s Home of Lubbock as Unit Director of therapeutic foster care. He is also a licensed therapeutic foster parent. Scott has dedicated the past 20 plus years to helping children from hard places. Scott and his wife have also adopted two children along with one biological son. Scott is extremely passionate about foster care and adoption and is excited to continue to help families transition to adoptive parents.
Amanda Villarreal (Independent Contractor)
Marketing, Austin Area
Amanda Villarreal graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communication and her Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric & Writing and Cultural Anthropology. She holds certifications in Advanced Alternative Conflict Resolution & Mediation as well as Graphic Design. Prior to founding Aspire Integrity Marketing in 2016, Amanda managed marketing and events in Texas politics and for UT Law and UT MBA programs. Her company focuses on providing multi-level marketing services to high regulatory professions, nonprofits, and start-ups in and around the Austin area. The daughter of an OB/GYN and family pharmacist, Amanda truly believes in the beauty of adoption for all parties involved. She and her fiancé, Michael, are planning to foster and adopt after their marriage in 2020.
Kimberly Webber (Independent Contractor)
Marketing, Houston Area
Kimberly Webber is a marketing communications professional. She holds a Master’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies. Kimberly has been working in the marketing and outreach field for the last 4 years. She has a passion for helping people and supporting organizations that aim to make the world a better place. Originally from Pittsburgh, she now calls Houston home. Kimberly is excited to help women in Houston learn more about adoption and how Adoption Choices can support them.
Billie Duggan (Independent Contractor)
Marketing, Dallas Area
Billie Duggan has been involved in the medical field and a patient advocate for most of her life. Sadly, that patient was her older bother. In 1981, her brother was involved in an accident on his college campus. Due to the hospital’s neglect and misdiagnosis, he suffered a sub dermal hematoma and was left in a “coma” for over 30 years. She beat the odds in 2003 and became his Legal Guardian and Voice for many years. Her passions lies in helping people who cannot help themselves and allowing them to be heard. She is excited to help save lives and make someone else’s dream come true through adoption. While Billie resides in Abilene, TX with her husband, Clint, she spends half her time in Dallas/Ft. Worth. She has two amazing son’s. Dylan is a First Responder in Abilene and Payton is a junior at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK.