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What if the Adoptive Family Doesn’t Want to Adopt my Baby?

We know that you, as an expectant mother, must have a million questions about adoptions in Texas. As you look for unplanned pregnancy help, it can be easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information out there. For example, some mothers wonder what say the adoptive family can reject adopting a certain child. Others wonder about the adoptive family vetting process. Whatever your question is, Adoption Choices of Texas has the answers! Our adoption agencies in San Antonio and throughout Texas have been serving mothers for years. For now, here’s just a few of those questions answered!

If you need help with adoption now, you can call us at 888-307-3340, text us at 888-307-3340, or email us here.

Can the Adoptive Family Reject a Child?

It’s a scenario straight out of a nightmare. You’re trying to put your baby up for adoption, but no family will even take them in. Even worse, you feel as if you need to advertise your child in some way to make them adoptable enough.

Thankfully, however, this is not how adoptions work at all. When you work with Adoption Choices of Texas, your child is guaranteed a spot with one of our lovely adoptive families. Better yet, you even get a say in which family has the opportunity to adopt your child. Adoptive families are thrilled to have the chance to parent in the first place, so none of them would reject your child. Plus, adoptive parents have to jump through hoops to even get the chance to adopt a child. The fear is totally understandable, but you won’t have to worry at all!

Will the Adoptive Family Love my Child?

If you’re looking to choose adoption for your baby, another question might be how we can be sure the adoptive family will love your child. There’s actually a variety of ways we make sure the adoptive families are prepared and wish to adopt a child.

The main way is through the adoption home study. In this process, either a home study organization or a government social worker will assess a variety of factors to find if the adoptive family is prepared to adopt. First, the family must have medical records and taxes filed and prepared for whenever they’re necessary. The family must also have health insurance to care for the child post adoption. During the home study itself, their house is checked to make sure it’s babyproofed enough for a newborn.

The most important part for this question, however, is the interview. The parents will both be interviewed to make sure they’re prepared to parent and wish to parent for the right reasons. If parents are unsure at all, they aren’t pressured into adopting anyways. Every adoptive parent is thrilled to adopt a child. The home study must be updated every year, so some families have even waited over a year for the chance to become parents.

Communication with the Adoptive Family

Adoption Choices of Texas offers several different types of adoptions for expectant mothers. These are open adoptions, semi-open adoptions, and closed adoptions.

In an open adoption, the most common type, the birth mother and adoptive family have few barriers in place for communication. Some birth mothers and adoptive families keep in touch for years after the adoption happens. Some even visit once a year to see how they’re doing. If you’re looking to talk to the adoptive family more, this is a great option.

A semi-open adoption is similar, but does feature more barriers between the birth mother and adoptive parents. As opposed to direction communication, the family might send pictures or videos through the adoption agency. This is a better option for mothers looking to not be quite as involved in the adoptive family’s life, but who still want to know their child is alright.

Closed adoptions are fairly rare and don’t allow for any identifying information between the birth mother and the adoptive family. Even pictures and videos are rare if you choose this type of adoption. While we don’t typically recommend these, we’ll leave that decision up to you.

Unwanted Pregnancy Options at Adoption Choices of Texas

If you want to put your child up for adoption, there’s no better place than Adoption Choices of Texas. Our programs make sure that the adoptive families are prepared to parent and that you can learn about them as well. The home study makes sure that the family is financially and emotionally prepared to take care of a child. Whether you want to meet with your child in person after adoption or would rather get some pictures, there’s an adoption type for you. Looking to start the adoption process today? Contact Adoption Choices of Texas anytime!

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!

Joshua BouletMeet the author: Joshua Boulet is an aspiring journalist and writer with a particular fondness for research and social sciences. He loves music, writing, reading, video games and most art, and anything creative he can get his hands on. Boulet believes that there’s too much good stuff out there and not enough time to see it all. He grew up on video games: the classic Sonic the Hedgehog games, Mario Kart, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, and Legend of Zelda. The music of rhythm games led him to an interest in that, and the investigative journalism of Jason Schreier inspired him to discover the importance of journalism as an industry. That interest in developers’ lives led him to an interest in social justice and how the world could maybe be made into a better place. “All this to say, there is certainly a line I can draw between me obsessively playing Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and me interviewing my sociology professor about how to read academic articles. Those surprising through lines fascinate me all the same. At my best, I’m a person who gets to be constantly fascinated by the lives and work of other people.”

His favorite quote is from his favorite jazz musician:
“A genius is the one most like himself” – Thelonious Monk.

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