How Hard is it to Give Up a Child for Adoption in Texas?
By Kyla Helwig
You may be facing an unplanned pregnancy, and you aren’t sure how to deal with your child. You aren’t able to be a parent right now, but you want to be able to provide a loving home for your child. If you can relate to this situation, adoption is something that you might want to pursue. Placing your child up for adoption is not easy, but adoption is an excellent option for women who are not able to be a parent. You may be wondering how difficult it is to put a child up for adoption. At Adoption Choices of Texas, we want to guide birth mothers through the process and help make it as easy as possible. However, some parts may be hard.
How Hard is it to Start the Adoption Process?
Starting the adoption process isn’t very difficult at all. You will need to contact an adoption agency close to you to start. Adoption Choices of Texas has locations all over Texas and can help you begin the adoption process. Once you have contacted the agency, you will be set up with an adoption counselor to help you start your adoption plan. Deciding to pursue adoption can be difficult, but if you have any reservations or want to talk about the adoption process with an expert, just contact our agency. Our staff will help answer any questions you may have.
What is Hard About Making an Adoption Plan?
When you make an adoption plan, you will have to make crucial decisions to determine some essential aspects of your child’s future. These decisions may be daunting for you, but your adoption counselor will help you along the way. Here are the main choices you will make throughout the adoption process:
Type of Adoption
There are three main types of adoption. The type of adoption that you choose will determine the future you will have with your child. The first type of adoption is an open adoption. This type will allow you to select your child’s future parents and will allow you to maintain fairly extensive communication with your child as they grow up. You may even be able to visit them in person.
The second type of adoption is a semi-open adoption. In this type, you will still be able to choose the adoptive parents and communicate with your child, but the communication will be less frequent and often won’t include in-person visits. The final type of adoption is a closed adoption. In a closed adoption, you won’t choose the adoptive parents for your child, and you won’t communicate with them at all as they grow up. Additionally, they won’t know who you are.
The Adoptive Parents
If you choose an open or semi-open adoption, you will be given the profiles of a few different adoptive families. From these families, you will select the family that will best fit your child. When choosing a family, you may want to consider religion, ethnicity, place of residence, etc.
You will also determine essential details about your child’s birth. You will decide which hospital you will give birth at and who will be with you while you are giving birth.
All of these decisions require a lot of thought and consideration, but with the help of your adoption counselor and any loved ones in your life, you should be able to come to a good decision.
Separating From Your Child
It may be hard to deal with when you separate from your child. Adoption Choices of Texas provides post-placement counseling for all birth mothers to reach a healthy mental state following their child’s adoption. This counseling will allow you to receive personal therapy and participate in group therapy. We want our agency to be a community that will allow birth mothers to heal and get back on their feet.
How Do I Begin the Adoption Process?
If you wonder how to start your adoption plan, your first step will be to contact Adoption Choices of Texas. We know that unexpected pregnancy is scary, but adoption allows you to provide for your child even if you can’t be a mother right now. If you still have questions or concerns, just give us a call, and we’ll help answer any questions you may have.
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