Choosing An Adoptive Family In Texas
By Tabitha Robbins
Are you pregnant and seeking information from local adoption agencies on adoptive families? We can help guide you through the process of adoption in San Antonio or anywhere throughout Texas. We offer the best adoption services at Adoption Choices of Texas. Our goal is to give you the information you need to help you understand your pregnant adoption options. So, you can be in control when making your adoption plan. Choosing adoption is a brave decision to make for you and your child. We understand that this is a hard choice and want to show compassion to you in your time of need. The first step in choosing an adoptive family is knowing what adoption plan you want. Then consider the qualities you want them (the adoptive family) to have. We will then walk you through the agency’s reviewing and matching process.
Types of Adoption
You are in control of what you want for your child. Remember, no matter what adoption plan you decide to go with, you’re doing this out of thoughtfulness and love for your child. Listed below is what you need to know about the three different types of pregnant adoption options (or adoption plans) you can choose from:
- Open Adoption: This is when you voluntarily place your child for adoption with an adoptive family. Both you and the adoptive family agree to continue communicating after placement. Information is shared like names, phone numbers, and home addresses.
- Semi-open adoption: This is when there is little to no contact between you or the adoptive family. Little information is shared between you or the adoptive family. There are no consistent visits, phone calls, facetime, or any other type of communication.
- Closed adoption: This adoption plan is when you have no communication or contact between the adoptive family or child during his/her upbringing. That also includes that no information between you or the family will be shared.
What To Seek For In An Adoptive Family
When placing a child for adoption, you want to ensure that they are in the best possible care and are very much loved. That is why it’s important to list the qualities you want in your child’s adoptive family. When it comes to deciding what qualities you want in an adoptive family (The list provided below is just some suggestions for you), here are those examples:
- Having similar beliefs or values
- Committed and ready to be a parent
- Living situation
- Job security
- Have a good support system
- Good communicator
- Accepting and tolerable
Reviewing An Adoptive Family and Matching Process
Just know that your child will grow to be happy and healthy in the adoptive family you choose. When it comes to the adoption process in Texas, the adoption laws are the same in every state. Adoption Choices of Texas will review an adoptive family by performing a home study. A home study requires the following:
- Several documents/paperwork
- Home safety checks
- Background checks
Every adoptive family at Adoption Choices of Texas has already passed their home study. When means that when your adoption counselor shows their profiles, you already know they are safe options for your child. Leaving you to choose who meets the qualities and requirements you want for your child. After making a decision, you will start pre-placement counseling. This will help you learn more about what it looks and feels like when your child is for adoption. Then, your adoption counselor will help you through the placement and finalization and stay in touch with you to make sure everything is in order.
You are in Control of Your Adoption Journey
We are here to answer any questions you have regarding your thoughts on adoption, adoptive families, and the overall adoption process. If you’re going through this process already, contact your adoption counselor. It’s important to us that you get the help you want and deserve. At Adoption Choices of Texas, we help expecting parents find loving families from everywhere. Our mission is to find you the dream family you want for your child by providing you with support, compassion, and the highest level of service on your journey. We are a licensed adoption agency in the state of Texas. Let us help you with the adoption plan that is right for you.
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!