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Choosing Adoption at Any Age

By Staren Henry

Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions that come with talking about adoption. Most do not even know that choosing adoption at any age is possible. Many people believe that adoption is only for birth mothers in their late teens and early twenties. Often birth mothers are seen as young, irresponsible, and looking for an easy way out. None of this is true. Many birth mothers seek out adoption at older ages. And no birth mother should be ridiculed for considering adoption. 

There are many reasons why you may be considering adoption at an older age. Perhaps you are advancing a career, moving, or simply do not have the time to raise a child. Whatever the reasons, an unexpected pregnancy can be stressful and incredibly overwhelming. Adoption Choices of Texas is committed to working with all birth mothers of any age, no matter the underlying reason. 

How to Handle Adoption at 20+

Older birth mothers experiencing an unexpected or unwanted pregnancy may experience a ton of confusing emotions at first. You may be thinking that you’re too old to take care of a baby. That your life is currently too hectic to take care of a newborn. Or that it simply doesn’t make sense how you got pregnant in the first place. All of these feelings are valid, especially if you have raised kids before and feel like you’d be forced to take the journey all over again. 

At the end of the day, deciding whether or not you want to raise a child at this age is your decision. Adoption Choices of Texas is fully equipped to help you start your adoption journey, allowing you to give the gift of your newborn to a loving pre-screened family. We work with birth mothers all across the state, including those seeking adoption in Austin and adoption in Dallas.

Making Adoption a Reality for You 

Getting started with adoption can already be intimidating for younger birth mothers, so it’s understandable that the process can be even more confusing and daunting for older women. The job of Adoption Choices of Texas is to make sure you feel well-informed and supported during the entire adoption process. We will also help you to process the emotional side of the adoption process. You will never be left in the dark.    

It is important to note that at no point will your adoption require a monetary cost. This is about making sure you and your child are well taken care of.

If you’re worried about scheduling meetings or finding an agency, we’ll be sure to work with what’s comfortable for you! Whether you’re looking for adoption agencies in Dallasadoption options in Houston, or adoption in Austin, we’ll be available to work with you. We conduct both in-person and virtual meetings to work with all schedules and circumstances!  

What to Expect During the Adoption Process 

Our agency will assist you in creating an adoption plan that goes over everything you will need to make sure your child is safe and happy. As an older woman, your needs may be slightly different from a younger or teenage birth mother. Perhaps instead of monetary assistance, you’re more concerned about counseling options. No matter the nuance, we are committed to making sure that your needs are met. 

Don’t be afraid to check in with us if you have any questions regarding what resources we have available for you and your child. Again, our goal is to make sure that the adoption process moves as smoothly as possible with no negative impact on you or your infant. 

After you’ve created your adoption plan, which will go over details such as the type of adoption or assistance needed, your adoption caseworker will help you through the next steps. This includes choosing one of our pre-screened and loving adoptive families. We will not influence your decisions, merely give you what you need to make informed choices.

Adoption is for Everyone! 

Don’t let anyone or anything tell you that adoption is only a teenage pregnancy option or that putting your baby up for adoption is irresponsible. Birth mothers of all ages have a right to decide whether or not they wish to raise their child. Placing your child for adoption is not “giving up” your baby and shows how much you care about your child’s wellbeing. 

As an expectant woman or birth parent, to learn more about adoption, contact Adoption Choices of Texas. You can call us at 945-444-0333, text us at 945-444-0333, 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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