If I Have/Had COVID-19 Can I Still Give My Baby Up For Adoption?
The Covid-19 pandemic has made everyone rethink parts of our day-to-day lives we have previously taken for granted. Being in a crowded restaurant or grocery store has gone from inconvenient to nerve-wracking. And for adoption agencies, the pandemic brings new precautions that might be in place to help ensure the safety of all parties involved. It’s tough to choose adoption alone, so let Adoption Choices of Texas help you with all your adoption needs.
Adoption and Covid-19
With so many businesses changing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s easy to imagine that adoptions might change as well. Nevertheless, Adoption Choices of Texas is continuing to facilitate adoption for your baby throughout Texas. Do try to follow CDC guidelines if you have tested positive for Covid-19. You should quarantine for a couple of weeks after you have had the virus. Another factor that might be affected by the pandemic is interviews with adoptive families. While sometimes these already took place over video chat services, some families may choose to stick to video chat even if they are in the local area. What will remain, however, are our adoption services. We’re committed to continuing to help adoptive families and birth families with successful adoptions, even if it means some mild compromises.
Financial Resources for Unplanned Pregnancy Help
One of the many reasons you might consider the Texas adoption process is that you don’t have the resources to raise a child. Raising a child is a beautiful experience, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with costs. Plus, if you’re a single mother, raising a child may be even more difficult depending on your circumstances. To help mothers like you, Adoption Choices of Texas private adoption agencies match every mother with financial resources based on their needs. What does this mean? For some mothers, it might just
mean helping them afford maternity clothes. For a parent who lost their job or can’t work during their pregnancy, it can mean money to help make rent or mortgage payments. If you’re experiencing homelessness, we will make sure you have a safe place to stay for your entire pregnancy and some weeks afterward. We do all of this to make sure that your pregnancy is as safe and healthy as possible. Morning sickness is enough to worry about without also stressing out over where your next meal is coming from.
Adoption Styles at Adoption Choices of Texas
Birth parents and adoptive families both get a say in the adoption style they would like. Open adoptions, semi-open adoptions, and closed adoptions are all about how much connection there is between the families. Want to keep in touch with the family after the adoption and make the occasional visit? An open adoption will likely work great for you. Would you prefer just the occasional picture or video and be left mostly anonymous? Then semi-open adoptions can let you do that. If you want total anonymity, then you’ll want to go for a closed adoption. While we recommend open and semi-open adoptions, the choice is always up to you!
Getting Matched with an Adoptive Family
One of the most exciting parts of your adoption plan will be the chance to choose from the many loving adoptive families. To help you make your decision, we have a variety of resources available. Each adoptive family creates a profile that’s a picture of their life in a nutshell. Each parent writes out a biography explaining their lives and how they came to be together. These are paired with pictures where you get to see what their family and even extended family are like. In this profile, you can also find out if they have any other kids or their religious orientation. This part is also where your adoption caseworker comes in. They will help match you with choices of adoptive families based on what you tell them. If a family seems like a good fit, you can schedule an interview and go even more in-depth to learn about them. We think that once you start talking to adoptive families, you’ll see how thrilled they are at the chance to be parents.
Come by Adoption Choices of Texas for Your Adoption Needs
Although we should be vigilant to keep each other healthy, adoption Agencies in San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, and Houston can still help you put your child up for adoption. If you want to have financial security and the ability to make decisions in your adoption, then we have everything you’ll need! Every adoption plan is tailored to the mother who needs it. Think you want to start your adoption plan today? Give Adoption Choices of Texas a call!
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!
Meet the author: Joshua Boulet is an aspiring journalist and writer with a particular fondness for research and social sciences. He loves music, writing, reading, video games and most art, and anything creative he can get his hands on. Boulet believes that there’s too much good stuff out there and not enough time to see it all. He grew up on video games: the classic Sonic the Hedgehog games, Mario Kart, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, and Legend of Zelda. The music of rhythm games led him to an interest in that, and the investigative journalism of Jason Schreier inspired him to discover the importance of journalism as an industry. That interest in developers’ lives led him to an interest in social justice and how the world could maybe be made into a better place. “All this to say, there is certainly a line I can draw between me obsessively playing Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and me interviewing my sociology professor about how to read academic articles. Those surprising through lines fascinate me all the same. At my best, I’m a person who gets to be constantly fascinated by the lives and work of other people.”
His favorite quote is from his favorite jazz musician:
“A genius is the one most like himself” – Thelonious Monk.