Can I place my baby for adoption if I am not a U.S. Citizen?
Citizenship and Adoption in Texas
An unexpected pregnancy is one of the most daunting, challenging, and emotionally taxing experiences that a woman can go through. It is a difficult journey that has many ups and downs. There can be feelings of great uncertainty and unease about your future. These feelings are no different for a woman who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant while dealing with issues regarding US citizenship. In many ways, expectant mothers who are facing citizenship problems on top of an unplanned pregnancy will have heightened emotions of panic, fear, and uncertainty.
If you are an expectant birth mother who does not have US citizenship, this blog post is for you. Adoption Choices of Texas is here to give you a better perspective on what to expect in your upcoming adoption process, and what citizenship and adoption in Texas will look like for you.
If you Choose Adoption Your Citizenship will Not Matter
One of the most important questions running through your mind if your citizenship is uncertain is: Will my citizenship prevent me from placing my baby for adoption?
No. At Adoption Choices of Texas, as well as many other adoption agencies, your citizenship status does not and never will prevent you from placing your child for adoption. All women from all backgrounds, socioeconomic standings, ethnicities, and life experiences can find themselves unexpectedly pregnant and in need of adoption services. Just because your citizenship status is not certain does not mean that you should be denied the basic right of being able to decide to place your child for adoption.
In Texas, as well as all other states, there are no laws that prevent adoptions when citizenship is in question. If your child was born in the United States, regardless of your current citizenship status, you can place your child for adoption. Citizenship has no impact on the adoption process or on how individuals in the adoption field view you. Your situation is one that many other women have gone through, and we will be there to help you along the way.
If you Choose Adoption as an Illegal Immigrant You will Not Be Reported nor Deported
For prospective birth mothers whose citizenship status is uncertain, there is a big question that will go through their minds when contemplating going forward with adoption: Will I be reported and/or deported if I contact an adoption agency?
No. You can rest easy. At Adoption Choices of Texas, we will never report or speak publicly about your adoption status to anyone outside your adoption team. Adoptions are one hundred percent confidential, regardless of citizenship status. Documents that contain your personal information will remain sealed and you will not need to fear that it will be leaked to outside officials. Confidentiality is a top priority and concern at our adoption agency. We will work with you to create an adoption plan that you feel confident in and at ease with regarding your citizenship status.
Not a US Citizen? You and Your Baby will Be Safe through the Adoption Process
At Adoption Choices of Texas, along with your privacy being a top priority, your safety is just as important. There is nothing more stress-inducing than feeling as though your safety is in question. This is not good for you or your baby. Distress can cause negative effects on you and your baby throughout your pregnancy. That is why your security and health are of the utmost importance to us and our adoption process.
If we can make your pregnancy as stress-free as possible, we will do it!
While creating your Texas adoption plan, your citizenship status will be taken into consideration. Your adoption plan will be tailored to your specific needs, whether or not citizenship is an issue for you. We will work with you to create a plan that makes you feel safe, secure, and at peace.
Citizenship and Adoption in Texas
An unexpected pregnancy is one of the scariest and uncertain experiences that a woman can go through in her life. Birth mothers go through a long, difficult journey that is full of many ups and downs. For women whose citizenship status is uncertain, this can cause an even greater challenge during their unexpected pregnancy and adoption journey.
Your citizenship status will not matter when you are pursuing placing your child for adoption if you choose to work with Adoption Choices of Texas. Your citizenship will not prevent you from making this choice. It will probably be difficult for you to think about your citizenship and adoption placement. Different scenarios may be racing through your head, but you can rest easy and know that we will work with you to keep you and your baby safe throughout, as well as after, your pregnancy.
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!
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