Teen Pregnancy and Choosing Adoption in Texas
If you are a teenager facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may be wondering how you can possibly go through with the pregnancy but continue with everyday life after your baby is born. Maybe you don’t want to quit your schooling, but you want to be able to give your child a home and family. You might not want to carry the responsibilities of being a mother, but you want to see your child grow up. If you wonder how you can provide for your child without being a parent, adoption is a great choice. Adoption Choices of Texas guides teen birth mothers through the Texas adoption process and supports them throughout the journey. Facing teen pregnancy can be scary, but Adoption Choices of Texas can walk you through the choice of adoption.
How Do I Begin the Adoption Process?
Starting the adoption process is fairly simple. All you need to do is contact a local agency that is close to you to get started on your adoption plan. Adoption Choices of Texas has Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas locations. Once you locate an agency close to you, you will be set up with an adoption counselor who will guide you through the adoption process. You can direct any questions you have to them as you carry out each step and rely on them to help clarify anything that may be confusing. Your main focus throughout the adoption process will be to formulate your adoption plan.
What is an Adoption Plan?
Your adoption plan is how you will customize your adoption to fit your specific situation. Through your adoption plan, you will determine what type of adoption you will pursue, who the adoptive parents will be, and figure out the logistics of the day of your child’s birth. Your adoption plan will be something that you work on with your adoption counselor, and you may receive input from other family members or friends. If the birth father wants to be involved in the adoption plan, he may contribute as well.
What Types of Adoption Are There?
There are three types of adoption that you can choose from. The first type is an open adoption. In this type of adoption, you will be able to maintain communication with your child as they grow up. This type of adoption allows for the most communication and often includes in-person visits. You and the adoptive parents will determine the logistics of each type of adoption, but typically an open adoption allows you to stay relatively involved in your child’s life. The next type of adoption is a semi-open adoption. This type of adoption still allows for communication, but it is often less direct. You will usually be able to exchange emails or letters with your child, but you probably won’t meet up with your child in person. The final type of adoption is a closed adoption. In this type of adoption, you won’t be able to communicate with your child at all. So, if you want to be able to stay connected with your child, you should choose one of the first two types of adoption.
How Will I Be Involved in Picking the Adoptive Family?
Your child’s future family will be picked entirely by you. Adoption Choices of Texas will assess whether a potential adoptive family is legally equipped to take care of a child, and they will provide you with several families to choose from. If you want your child to live in a certain area, grow up within a certain religion, or have parents of a certain ethnicity, you can choose a family that fits those criteria. You will get to meet the adoptive parents and determine if they will be a good fit. This step is incredibly important and very special because it enables you to play a key role in your child’s growth. Adoption is an incredible way for you to express how much you love your child and allows you to care for them without having to drop out of school or abandon your teenage life.
So How Do I Start the Adoption Process?
If you are wondering how to start your adoption journey, please reach out to Adoption Choices of Texas, where we will assist you and answer any questions you may have. As a teenager facing an unplanned pregnancy, we hope that you will consider adoption as a route for your pregnancy that will allow you to provide for your child at such a young age.
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!
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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