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How to give my baby up for adoption in Texas

By Katy Reagan

If you’re reading this, you’re probably searching for things like “putting my child up for adoption” or “adoption agencies in San Antonio.” You’re probably scared about what the adoption process is and if it’s possible for you. Adoption Choices of Texas is here to walk you through the process of adoption and life after. Our adoption specialists will make this choice as smooth as possible for you. Although adoption is hard, it is always worth it to give you and your child the lives you deserve.

How to create an adoption plan in Texas

One of the most important parts of adoption is the adoption plan. An adoption plan is a document outlining all your decisions about your pregnancy and adoption. You are in control of what the next nine months and beyond will look like for you and your baby. 

When you first contact us, you are assigned an adoption counselor. This is the person who will answer all your questions and fight for what you want. They are your biggest advocate. We take the stress off of you by helping you create this adoption plan.

Together you will sit down with your adoption counselor and find out your wants and needs. We explain all of your options but don’t pressure you to make any choice. We will not judge any decision you make. You know your situation better than anyone else, so we are just here to help you in any way we can.

Texas adoption options for birth mothers

You can choose from three different types of adoption: open, semi-open, or closed. An open adoption has full communication between you, the adoptive parents, and your child. This option has a lot of benefits. You get to play a role in your child’s life without the responsibility of being a parent. You and the adoptive parents get to decide on the level of communication. 

A semi-open adoption has limited communication between you and the adoptive parents through a secure line. This communication is monitored by an adoption agency. For example, adoption Choices of Texas uses a private online portal called ChildConnect. A semi-open adoption allows you to keep your confidentiality while receiving updates about your child.

A closed adoption has zero communication between you and the adoptive parents. All of your information remains confidential, but you still decide where your child goes. You can rest assured that they are in a safe and loving environment. Adoption Choices of Texas uses background checks and home visits to verify our adoptive parents. 

Choosing adoptive parents

You tell us your specific wishes and the type of adoption you want. Based on this, your adoption counselor will give you adoptive family profiles. You can request that your child be adopted by parents with a certain religion, a single parent, etc. The family profiles match what you want. From there, you can choose who adopts your child. You can request more information, talk to them, and meet them if you want. We want to make sure you are comfortable with your decision. 

If you do not want to be involved, you can ask our adoption agency to choose the family for you. We can still do this based on any wishes you have. 

Resources for birth mothers in Texas

Our goal is to make sure you and your baby are healthy and safe. We make sure you have the medical care you need. If you need financial assistance, we can help with rent, groceries, transportation, phone service, and even maternity clothes. If you are in an unsafe living situation, we will find your stable housing.

We also offer counseling during the adoption process and after. Unlimited free counseling sessions are available to you for as long as you need. This is an emotional and physical process, and we are here to help you heal. You will never be alone in this journey.

Why should I choose adoption?

You may be worried about “giving up my baby.” This term can make you feel guilty. The only reason you’ll find it on our website is that many people use it to search for information. We prefer “placing my baby for adoption,” but we sometimes say the other term so anybody can find us. Choosing adoption does not mean you are giving up. You are making a very difficult decision, but the right one. You are making the best life possible for you and your baby. Adoption is a hard decision to make and a hard process, but it is always worth it.

If you are looking for guidance in creating your adoption plan, we are here to help. 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!

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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