Adoption 101: What if the Adoptive Family Doesn’t Love My Child?
If you are a pregnant woman in Texas considering adoption, we understand that you may have a number of concerns about the Texas adoption process. You should keep in mind that the best thing about Texas adoptions is that they benefit everyone involved, including the birth mother, child, and adoptive family.
At Adoption Choices of Texas, we are dedicated to making sure that you are comfortable with your child’s adoption plan. We will work with you to make sure that your child is placed in a loving and supportive family.
Choosing Your Child’s Adoptive Family in Texas
As a birth mother in Texas, you can choose your child’s adoptive family. This means that you can pick from any of our pre-screened adoptive families to find the best fit for you and your child. You may also want to consult with our Texas adoption counselors and caseworkers, who can help you make any difficult decisions throughout your adoption process, including deciding on an adoptive family.
The first step of finding an adoptive family for your child is to think about your own adoption preferences. What kind of adoptive family would you like your child to have? Are you comfortable with single-parent, LGBTQ+, or transracial families? Once you have thought about these questions, you should discuss your preferences with your adoption caseworker. You will then be able to choose from a wide variety of prospective adoptive families to find the best fit for you and your child. Depending on whether you choose an open or closed adoption arrangement, you may even be able to meet and build a relationship with the adoptive family before your child is born.
It is Never Too Late to Choose a Texas Adoptive Family
At Adoption Choices of Texas, we understand that it can be a very difficult process to choose an adoptive family for your child. We are dedicated to working with you to make sure you are completely comfortable with your child’s adoption plan, including his or her adoptive family. Our adoption counselors and caseworkers will help you to find an adoptive family at any point in your pregnancy, even if your child is already born.
In working with our adoption agency, we want to make sure that you take the time to carefully consider your options. This means that we will encourage you not to rush into any decisions concerning your child’s adoption, and our adoption counselors and caseworkers will support you no matter what. Adoption Choices of Texas will work with you at any point in your pregnancy and adoption process, even if you decide to place your child for adoption after they are born. Our adoption caseworkers are able to meet you in the delivery room at a moment’s notice, and our prospective adoptive families are prepared for the possibility of a last-minute adoption.
Texas Adoptions Benefit Everyone
The most important thing to remember about adoption is that it benefits everyone involved in the adoption process. Not only will adoption provide you as the birth mother with new opportunities, but your child and their adoptive family will gain a new chance at life as well. You should keep in mind that choosing adoption is a selfless gift you can give to your child to provide them with a better life.
As a Texas birth mother, choosing adoption can bring happiness to yourself, your child, and the adoptive family. In fact, mothers who choose adoption are more likely to finish school, advance in their career of choice, and find a happy and successful marriage later in life. Your child will also benefit from your choice because an adoptive family can give them access to resources they may not have otherwise had. Another important consideration to choosing adoption is that you can give the adoptive family the chance to love and welcome a new family member into their home.
Will You Choose a Texas Adoptive Family?
At Adoption Choices of Texas, we want to assure you that you will find the perfect adoptive family for your child. We are dedicated to working with you to make sure you are comfortable with your child’s adoption plan and adoptive family, no matter what. Our adoption counselors and caseworkers will support you throughout the adoption process, even if you choose adoption after your child is born.
As an expectant woman or birth parent, to learn more about adoption, contact Adoption Choices of Texas. You can call us at 888-307-3340, text us at 888-307-3340, or email us here. If you are hoping to adopt, please visit us here. We look forward to helping you through your adoption journey!
Meet the Author: Jennie Knuppel is a student at the University of Texas at Austin studying English Literature. She is currently enrolled in the English Honors Program, for which she is writing a thesis in comparative literature prior to graduating in the spring of 2022. Jennie has previously taken courses in literature and both creative and technical writing, and she spent four years working in her high school’s journalism department.
Jennie is also currently working as a barista, and, in her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family and pets.