LGBTQ Adoption Information
At Adoption Choices of Texas we believe every family should adopt with pride.
If you are an LGBT person hoping to adopt, you have found the right place! Adoption Choices of Texas supports all of our LGBT clients and want all adoptive parents to succeed in their dream of beginning or growing a family through adoption.
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From day one, Adoption Choices of Texas has been proudly committed to helping lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) create families through adoption. At Adoption Choices of Texas, all families who are willing and able to provide a safe and loving adoptive home are welcome. The home study process and the application process is the same for all those applying with our agency and, if you are legally married in any state, you will be treated the same as a married couple.
Every year more and more birth parents are choosing, and often preferring, same-sex couples. As an agency committed to non-discrimination, we will guide you through the adoption process with expertise, compassion, and support. LGBT applicants should present themselves proudly, and we will work to make an adoption plan that meets your needs.
Levels Of Openness In Adoption
Adoption is a shared gift of love between two families. Openness in adoption is a continuum and no single arrangement is right for everyone. Through careful consideration of options, a child-focused approach and commitment, you will be able to decide on the amount of openness that is right for your family. While birth parent and adoptive parent relationships may seem awkward at first, over time, the involved individuals typically become more comfortable with the plan they have chosen and pleased with their decisions. Creating openness between the birth family and the adoptive family provides a child with a lifetime of loving and meaningful relationships. Please remember, in open adoptions and semi open adoptions, the level of openness is changing and shifting throughout the adoption and after birth.
Confidential (Closed) Adoption
Please Note: In the State of Texas, semi-open and open adoption agreements (informal and formal) are not enforceable by law. However, a written agreement should be completed and birth parents and adoptive parents should be given a copy as well as a copy being placed in the file.