Adoption Choices of Texas, a full-service, licensed adoption agency serving the Lone Star State, has announced the opening of a Houston office in Katy, Texas. Heading up the Houston office is Sha’Tara Robinson, assigned as the Program Associate Director.
A Louisiana native, Ms. Robinson has an extensive history working in social services. Specifically, her experience in Behavioral Health with a Child Placing Agency brings a wealth of skills to Adoption Choices. She has considerable experience working with foster and biological families involved in the foster or adoption process. Opportunities working with CPS, CASA, and the school districts provide Ms. Robinson with a vast amount of expertise on the foster and adoption processes from unique angles and circumstances.
Further, Ms. Robinson obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Angelo State University in 2014 and her Master of Arts in Counseling from East Texas Baptist University in 2016. Valuing growth, both personally and professionally, she is a true advantage to the overall mission for Adoption Choices of Texas. “My vision for Adoption Choices of Texas in Houston is to continue to grow the program. Houston is such a vast city with many areas in need of our great services and we should be able to provide it to all that seek adoption.”
Her education, experience, and vision for the future made her the ideal choice to help lift Adoption Choices of Texas in Houston off the ground. Her goals for the organization include raising awareness of all the positive outcomes that adoption provides birth mothers and their children. Her past experience saw too many children lost in “the system” and denied the opportunity for a better youth due to a lack of resources, knowledge of adoption, and a negative stigma surrounding adoption. “It is our job to educate our communities about adoption to help combat the stigmas. I hope that my background in foster care and connections with CPS will increase the number of adoptions for the area and keep kids out of the system and with greater opportunity.”
“My fundamental core value is hope. Hope for families to grow, children to have better lives and breaking any negative cycles. Cycles of poverty and trauma to be exact. We will never know how many children could be living a seemingly “normal” childhood if they were adopted by a loving family. With adoption, children do not have to be subjected to environments that take away from a positive childhood, effect development, and hinder them in adulthood. We have the chance to step in and change the lives of generations to come.”
Adoption Choices of Texas is a boutique adoption agency which provides professional, compassionate adoption assistance with teams in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Corpus, and Rio Grande Valley providing services statewide. At Adoption Choices of Texas, all birth parents receive independent legal counsel and a local, in person, birth parent counselor that tailor makes the adoption plan to the individuals participating. Individual counseling is important to the organization so that each party understands the ramifications of their decisions.
“For the birth mothers, we are increasing their autonomy in the process. They are involved, taking their health more seriously, and truly making the best decision as a mother.”
Ms. Robinson joins a team of supportive, knowledgeable, and professional staff that includes Jennifer Morrison, the agencies Executive Director, “A caring and committed staff are a top priority for Adoption Choices of Texas and we are delighted to welcome Sha’Tara as the Program Associate Director. Her experience will be of real value as we continue to build families in the Houston area through adoption.”
For more information about Adoption Choices of Texas, visit www.adoptionchoicesoftexas.org or call 855-304-4673 (HOPE) for more information.