An unexpected or unplanned pregnancy can trigger many different emotions like fear, anger, disappointment, and possibly joy. If you or anyone you know is going through an unwanted pregnancy, adoption can be a choice. Throughout the pregnancy both the biological mother and father must make many decisions either together or separately.
The first decision is whether or not to place the child for adoption. Occasionally the grandparents will want to adopt the child or the father will want to be the sole parent if the birth mother doesn’t want to be involved. All parties must go through the regular adoption protocols and paperwork before the adoption is made final. Depending on the state, all parties must sign finalization paperwork a few days after the birth. The biological father must sign the Father Registry in their respective state. At Adoption Choices of Texas, we have in-house counsel to help you go through all the necessary steps for the adoption.
There are many public and private agencies to choose from. Different states have different laws so the agency you choose will help guide you through the adoption process following state laws. Adoption Choices of Texas is a private, professional, full-service adoption agency specializing in unplanned pregnancies and newborn adoptions. We are licensed by the state of Texas and work with expectant parents and adoptive parents statewide.
Once you choose Adoption Choices of Texas, you will begin making your adoption plan. This includes which type of adoption you want: open adoption, semi-open, or a closed adoption. An open adoption allows all parties involved to have access to each other from phone numbers to addresses depending on what everyone wants. A semi-open adoption allows the birth parent(s) and the adoptive parents will speak with each other through the agency only, no meet-ups. In a closed adoption, neither the birth parent(s) nor the adoptive parents will have contact of any kind. Our adoption specialists will handle all the details with you! Either the adoptive parents or the agency will pay for all of or the majority of your expenses. The agency is available to help each set of parents mentally, emotionally, AND financially, if needed. Placing a child for adoption can be a difficult process for many expecting mothers but also a wonderful experience!
After the expectant mother chooses the type of adoption, the birth mother can choose who she wants to adopt her child. Choosing a good home for a child can be exciting! You can decide if your child will be adopted by a single person, a male and female couple, same-sex couple etc. Every family who works with us to adopt is carefully screened and fully background checked. Not every family will be the right fit for every adoption plan, but if you are interested in learning more about our families please contact us today. We can also help you decide!
Placing a child for adoption can be difficult, but with the right agency it can be easier. We can provide therapy, a wide list of potential families, and care during pregnancy. You will be taken care of by our compassionate staff! Serving Expectant Parents Statewide, call us now! Expectant Parent Hotline (24/7): 855-304-4673 (HOPE)
Paige Pakkebier is a writing intern with Adoption Choices.