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Adoption Plan: How Do I Put A Baby Up For Adoption in Texas?

By Katherine Doherty

So, you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to know more about how to place your child up for adoption. This can be a really scary and stressful time in your life, and at Adoption Choices of Texas, we want you to know that’s extremely valid, and we are here to help you in any way we can. If you’re looking to know the steps regarding the adoption process in Texas, then keep reading! We give you the information you need to help you make informed choices and help you create an adoption plan. Our goal is always to have your and your baby’s best interests in mind. 

If you need help with adoption now, you can call us at 888-307-3340, text us at 888-307-3340, or email us here.

What is an Adoption Plan?

If you’re considering how to put your baby up for adoption, it’s extremely helpful to have an adoption plan in place. This will act as your guide and answer your questions along the way, such as your plan for during pregnancy, at the hospital, and post-placement.  

This guide will include all of your expectations and set you up for a successful adoption journey that has you and your baby’s best interests at heart. Within this plan, you will choose what kind of communication you want with your child after adoption, such as open, semi-open, or closed adoption. 

Choosing An Adoption Agency

Choosing an adoption agency is essential in creating your adoption plan. It’s important to have the resources you need. Your first step should be to reach out to Adoption Choices of Texas, where we will help you with any questions or concerns you may have about this process.

You may be feeling guilty, overwhelmed, or stressed during this time. At Adoption Choices of Texas, we are non-judgmental and give you all the support you may need. We can offer a variety of services such as helping you form your adoption plan, help with financial assistance, your birth plan, and help you choose an adoptive family for your child post-placement. 

We can also ask you questions that will determine what kind of communication you want with your child and their adoptive parents post-placement and other necessities for your adoption plan, such as:

  • Do you want open communication between your child years after post-placement?
  • Want closure?
  • Do you want limited contact with your child and their adoptive parents post-placement? 
  • Do you want privacy post-placement?

There are no wrong answers, and your adoption journey is completely within your control. We are here to help you determine the best course of action and what you want out of your adoption process. 

Creating A Birth Plan 

Your adoption plan can also include your birth plan and the kind of experience you want to have at the hospital. This can be another stressful time for you, so we want to make sure you are prepared mentally and physically. 

Here are some ideas as to what your birth plan can cover:

  • Your support team at the hospital 
  • If the adoptive parents will be at the hospital as well 
  • How much time do you want to spend with your baby 
  • If you want to hold your baby after birth 
  • What type of birth do you plan on having 

Having A Post-Placement Pan 

The days, weeks, and even months following your stay at the hospital can be a stressful and overwhelming time as well. That’s why it’s important to have your adoption plan cover what kind of support you may need. 

Your post-placement plan will also vary depending on what kind of adoption plan you choose. For example, if you choose a closed adoption, you might meet with a guidance counselor, focus on healing, and get back to your life pre-pregnancy. In a semi-open adoption, you might be receiving photos from your child’s adoptive parents. Versus an open adoption, you should expect communication from your adoptive parents in the days and weeks following. 

Having a post-placement plan within your adoption plan is important because it will set you up for success following post-placement. It will also help you determine what kind of support and guidance you might need after as well. 

Adoption Process in Texas 

At Adoption Choices of Texas, we welcome you into a supportive and non-judgemental environment to help you and your little one. We know the different emotions you may feel, whether it’s guilt, shame, anxiety, or fear. This is normal, and we hope to work with you to alleviate those feelings and help you make the best plan for you and your child.

Placing your child for adoption does not make you a bad person. Rather it takes a strong and loving person to recognize that they want better for their child. We are dedicated to providing you with the resources you need to make the best future for yourself and your child. 

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!

Adoption Choices of Texas es la única agencia de adopción con servicios completamente en esapñol en el estado de Texas. Si está embarazada y necesita ayuda, llámenos o envíenos un mensaje de texto y uno de nuestros especialistas en adopción podrá ayudarlo. Podemos ayudarte con la adopcion de niños. Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de adopción como una mujer embarazada o una madre biológica, comuníquese con Adoption Choices of Texas. Para español llamar: 888-510-5029

 

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