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Private Adoption vs. Public Adoption in Texas

By Katy Reagan

Finding out you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy can be an overwhelming and uncertain time. Maybe you don’t want kids at all. Maybe it’s just not the right time. Whatever your circumstances, Adoption Choices of Texas wants to help you make the best choice for you and your baby. We know you only want to do what’s best for them. Choosing adoption is one of the bravest choices you can make. You are providing your child with a loving, supportive, and stable home. We can help you find the home that is best for you.

If you need help with adoption now, you can call us at 945-444-0333, text us at 945-444-0333, or email us here.

What is the difference between private adoption and public adoption?

If you’re searching for adoption in San Antonio or adoption in Austin, you probably see a lot of confusing terms. Private and public adoption might be some of those. These are your birth mother’s adoption options

The main difference between private and public adoption is how much control you have as a birth mother. In a private adoption, you voluntarily place your child for adoption through an adoption agency. You choose the family that adopts your child. In public adoption, you no longer have custody of the child and don’t have control over where they are placed.

Local adoption agencies specialize in private adoption. Adoption Choices of Texas lets you make every decision, offering help if you want it. We guide you through the adoption process in Texas and make sure this is what you want. You even get to decide the level of contact you have with the adoptive family.

What is private adoption through a Texas adoption agency?

Private adoption can be divided into an open, semi-open, or closed adoption. You choose which one you want to have based on the level of communication you want with the adoptive family. In an open adoption, you have full communication with the adoptive family and your child. In this, you get to choose what role you will have in your child’s life. This is perfect for the birth mother who wants to be involved but cannot provide the life they want. You can get to know your child, and they can get to know you.

In a semi-open adoption, you have indirect communication through your adoption agency. At Adoption Choices of Texas, we have a secure line called ChildConnect. This way, you can maintain your privacy and confidentiality while getting regular updates about your child.

In a closed adoption, there is zero communication after the adoption is finalized. No identifying information is shared by you or the adoptive family to maintain confidentiality. Even with no communication, you are still a part of choosing the adoptive family. You can rest assured that your child is going to a good home.

Whatever decision you make, we will support you. You don’t have to worry about “giving up my baby” because you aren’t giving anything up. You deserve respect and love through the entire adoption process and after. Adoption Choices of Texas puts you and your baby first.

Benefits of choosing private adoption through Adoption Choices of Texas

Local adoption agencies differ from Adoption Choices of Texas. We will be your adoption and post-adoption partner. You’ll have a dedicated adoption specialist. They will listen to your wants, needs, and fears to help you adopt. You will design the adoption together.

They will suggest adoptive families. Your adoption specialist will only recommend suitable candidates. You can discuss pros and cons and decide who is best. We verify all adoptive families’ stability with background checks and home visits.

We will also provide everything you need for a healthy pregnancy and life after adoption. Financial security, medical care, safe housing, counseling, groceries, and anything else needed. We know your emotional and physical needs continue after birth. Thus, we offer post-placement support. This provides counseling, support groups, and medical and mental health referrals.  This process is never done alone.

If you are a birth mother wanting to learn about the benefits of private adoption, we are here for you. 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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