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6 Things to Consider When Placing a Newborn Baby for Adoption in Texas

By Katy Reagan

Finding out you have an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy can make you feel like you’ve lost control. Hormones have your emotions all over the place on top of physical changes in your body. This is all very overwhelming and becomes even harder when you don’t want to parent. You might even feel trapped. Adoption Choices of Texas gives you control of your life back. We are a licensed, local private adoption agency. We help you create the best life for you and your child.

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.

1. What Texas Adoption Agency is Best for You?

Googling “adoption agencies in San Antonio” leads to an overwhelming amount of results. It’s important for you to find a Texas adoption center that you trust. Adoption Choices of Texas makes you and your baby our top priorities. Even if you’re still unsure if adoption is for you, contact us, and we will walk you through your options. We never want to pressure you into a decision you’re not comfortable with. Our goal is to help you find what’s best for you and your child. We serve birth mothers anywhere in Texas. 

2. You Will be Assigned a Adoption Specialist for Adoption Counseling

After your first call to Adoption Choices of Texas, you are assigned a Birth Parent Counselor. This is an adoption specialist who will provide you with adoption counseling. They walk you through the adoption process. Your Birth Parent Counselor can offer advice if you want. Simply tell you all of your options. There are more options than you realize, and you decide what is best. 

You and your Birth Parent Counselor will create an adoption plan. This document outlines all the decisions you make about your pregnancy and adoption. An adoption plan takes the stress off of you.

3. Do You Want an Open Adoption?

One of the most important decisions is what level of communication you want with your child. There are three different types of adoption: open adoption, semi-open adoption, and closed adoption.

Open adoption fully communicates with you, the adoptive family, and your child. Open adoption is beneficial for everyone involved. Birth parents and adoptive parents are able to speak freely and ask questions about the child. For example, adoptive parents could ask you about your medical history in order to help your child. You could also ask the adoptive parents for annual visits and/or regular photos of your child. Open adoption allows you to play a role in your child’s life without the responsibility of parenthood. 

Semi-open adoption is quickly becoming the best choice for a lot of birth mothers. In a semi-open adoption, you have limited contact with the adoptive family and your child. All contact is monitored through your adoption agency. Adoption Choices of Texas uses a secure line called ChildConnect. This type of adoption keeps your information confidential while allowing you regular contact with your child.

Closed adoption has zero communication. No identifying information is shared. Although you will not know who the adoptive family is, you can trust your child is safe. Adoption Choices of Texas puts adoptive families through extensive background checks and home visits. We ensure your child is in a safe, loving, and supportive environment. 

Our agency is not here to judge the choice you make. You know your situation better than anyone, so no one is more qualified to decide. We know you have your child’s best interests at heart. We are here to give you possible options and support whatever decision you make. 

4. What Values are Important to You in the Adoptive Family?

Part of your adoption plan is telling your Birth Parent Counselor what you want in an adoptive family. First, you list characteristics that are important to you. Next, you decide who raises your child and the environment they grow up in. Based on this, your Birth Parent Counselor presents you with adoptive family profiles that match.

Many birth mothers have preferences about religion, location, sexuality, etc. If you’re religious, you can request a family with the same values. If you want your child close, you can request the family be in a specific geographic location. You can request a same-sex couple to give them the opportunity to adopt. You can even request a military family if you grew up in a similar situation and enjoyed it. 

5. Do You Want the Adoptive Family at the Hospital with You?

Part of your adoption plan will be a hospital birth plan. This specifies what you want when you go into labor. You decide who is in the hospital room with you, who names the child, and who can hold them. Birth is already stressful, so we want to make it as easy on you as possible. Making these decisions now will mean you can focus entirely on yourself and your baby. Your Birth Parent Counselor will be at the hospital with you to advocate for your wishes.

6. We Offer Free, Unlimited Counseling for Birth Mothers

Many people use the phrase “giving up my baby” for adoption. The truth is that you’re not giving anything up. You are giving them opportunities that you couldn’t otherwise. You are making a very hard decision because you love them. Choosing adoption is selfless and brave, but it doesn’t end when you leave the hospital. That’s why Adoption Choices of Texas offers free, unlimited counseling.

You can attend counseling sessions for as long as you need while pregnant and after birth. Our adoption counselors provide you with unconditional love and support. They understand what you’re going through. You will never be alone at any point during the adoption process. We will be right by your side for every step. 

If you are a birth mother considering putting your child up for adoption, we have resources to help.

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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