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How to Choose an Open Adoption in Texas

By Shannon Reilly

When thinking about adoption in Texas, you probably wonder what the process entails and what all of your options are. Adoption Choices of Texas is here to support you and help you through the process. 

If you need help with adoption now, you can call us at 888-307-3340, text us at 888-307-3340, or email us here.

Adoption Process in Texas

You find out you are pregnant and think about your options. This means you could raise the child if you feel like you are in the right place in your life to do so. You could terminate the pregnancy in the state of Texas as long as a fetal heartbeat is not yet found. Lastly, you can place a child for adoption in Texas. This is a hard decision to make, so we are here to explain the process of adoption. Hopefully, make this choice a bit easier for you by offering some information. 

There are some things to consider before deciding what choice you would like to make regarding your pregnancy path. 

  • Are you financially prepared to care for a child and ready for the many changes that come with parenthood?
  • Are you mentally prepared for the feelings that come with terminating a pregnancy or adoption?
  • Can you offer your child the best support and life by raising them yourself? 

These are just a few things you may be asking yourself. When deciding which route you would like to take when it comes to your pregnancy. These next steps will help put into perspective the process you are about to begin. 

How to Put a Child Up For Adoption

During the adoption process, the first thing you will do is choose what type of adoption you would like to go through at the end of your pregnancy and throughout the pregnancy. 

Open Adoption

Open adoption is mainly where the birth parents have direct contact with the adoptive parents during the pregnancy and after the birth and finalization of the adoption. Both parties all share personal information about themselves throughout the process.

This choice is quite tricky in some aspects as the birth parents, and adoptive parents need to find common ground within being comfortable with the arrangement they make in regards to seeing the child and when. There are instances where the birth parents and adoptive parents agree to arrange an annual meeting of the birth parents and the child, but there are also times when meetings will happen more often. It is all dependent on the plan that both parties agree upon. There is also how much information the adoptive family plans to share with the birth parents throughout the child’s life. 

Semi-Open Adoption

This type of adoption is where open and closed adoption meets in the middle. There is no direct contact between the birth parents and the adoptive family. Instead, the communication is made through an adoption specialist after the birth and finalization of an adoption. There are no planned meetings with the child throughout their lives, but there is the possibility of receiving letters and/or photos through the adoption agency.

Closed Adoption

This adoption process occurs when there is no direct contact between the birth and adoptive parents. There is also no personal information shared between the two parties except the birth mother’s medical history after the birth and the finalization of adoption. 

Should I Choose an Open Adoption in Texas?

With any type of adoption, whether it be open, semi-open, or closed adoption, you will always be able to choose the family that your child will grow up with. So if you are considering adoption, just know that you will have input on the people who will raise your child, and that can give you some peace within your decision. 

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

 

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