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Last-Minute TX Adoption: Choosing Adoption at the Hospital

By Elle Kerrigan

Adoption can feel like a long process, but it begins with a single decision. For some birth mothers, this decision is made later in pregnancy. It is not uncommon for us at Adoption Choices of Texas to be contacted by mothers in the hospital who are either about to give birth or who have already done so. This is considered a “last-minute” adoption, and there is nothing wrong with this process. At Adoption Choices of Texas, we are a licensed, full-service adoption agency. We have a team of caring professionals who know exactly how to help you get started if you’re feeling lost. Being in labor does not mean it’s too late to choose adoption. If you are in Texas and feel putting your child up for adoption is right for you, there are many options with our agency.

Get in Contact with One of Our Adoption Specialist to Begin the Adoption Process

If you are in the hospital with a newborn or about to give birth, Adoption Choices of Texas is still here for you. We are based in four different locations throughout Texas: Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. We also have a statewide phone number you can call at any time (945-444-0333). This line is open 24/7, so you can contact us day or night. You may feel overwhelmed in the hospital if you have just made the decision that adoption is right for you and your baby.

The first thing to know is that putting your child up for adoption is a brave decision. It is also important to keep in mind that you have a great deal of support from our professionals. Your unanswered questions, doubts, and worries can be eased when you first contact a specialist. The adoption process refers to the steps the birth mother takes with their specialist to place their child for adoption. Since you are seeking adoption from the hospital, it may seem like this process is fast-tracked. You still have time to map out all the details of your adoption. 

Making an Adoption Plan from the Hospital

Once you contact our agency, we can meet you at the hospital to begin creating an adoption plan. Again, last-minute adoptions are not unusual.  The adoption plan will detail the type of adoption you’d like to choose, the adoptive family you would like to match with, and post-adoption support for you. The types of adoption are: open adoption, semi-open adoption, and closed adoption.

If you choose an open adoption, this means you may remain in contact with your adoptive family post-adoption. It also means you can receive updates on your child and even arrange visits. Semi-open adoption allows you to receive updates on your child, but you cannot be in direct contact with them post-adoption. Closed adoption means you will have no contact with the family or your child after the adoption process is finalized. It depends on your situation and what works best for your needs. All the details of the plan will be covered by your specialist. It is important to take this time to ask any questions you have about the process.

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.

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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