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What is an Adoption Plan?

By Jonathan Tick

If you are a birth mother seeking adoption help, you may be wondering where to start with the adoption process. Birth mothers seeking adoption in Houston may find themselves at a crossroads. Possibly thinking back and forth on whether or not adoption is the right option for their baby. The adoption process about how to put a child up for adoption may seem daunting at first. But many birth mothers who work with our adoption specialists end up feeling better about their choice. And the process couldn’t be easier thanks to the support from our adoption specialists.  

At Adoption Choices of Texas, those of us are here to help expectant mothers. It starts by giving one of our centers for adoption in Texas a phone call at 888-307-3340. Next, our staff will direct you to one of our adoption specialists. Where, should you choose to go through with the adoption, will help you start your adoption plan.  

The Adoption Plan for Your Baby

While it may sound like one at first, an adoption plan isn’t some rigorous process to go through. You will not be put through a step-by-step process after talking to one of our adoption specialists. Instead, it’s quite the opposite. An adoption plan is a way for birth mothers to take control of their pregnancy. And, by extension, give them away to manage every aspect of their adoption process.  

Your new adoption specialist will ask you several things after your first meeting. The first meeting is a way for your adoption specialist to get to know you. As well as get you familiar with how to go about giving your child up for adoption. During your second meeting, you will work with your adoption specialist to figure out both your adoption plan’s larger and finer details. Every adoption journey is different. So figuring out the specifics of what’s comfortable for you is what we seek to help with.  

There are details involving your choice of what kind of adoption you want. Such as choosing from the spectrum of open adoption to closed adoption. Additionally, your adoption specialist may ask what your living situation is like to gauge what kind of aid you may need when embarking on your adoption journey.  

Ultimately though, the choice is yours. Deciding what’s best for you and your baby makes the adoption plan loved amongst birth mothers who’ve worked with us. It has given them power over a situation they previously thought helpless in. As a result, many birth mothers who’ve worked through our adoption centers come out of the experience more confident—assured that the choice of giving their child up for adoption was able to give both them and their child a better chance to succeed.

The Adoptive Parents’ Role in the Plan

Open adoption is a choice given to the birth mother if they still want to be involved in the child’s life. Usually, this comes in some contact later as the child grows up. Whether or not that be through letters, emails, or scheduled visits, if all parties involved agree. Should open adoption be chosen, new possibilities open up for the birth mother.

Your adoption specialist will help guide you through this process if it’s a part of your plan. As mentioned before, you are in control of your birth plan. Meaning that our agencies in Texas will pull out carefully screened and approved potential adoptive family files. Setting them out before you so you can choose which pair you think would be the best adoptive pair for your child. If none of the options work for you, more files will be provided for you. This process will be repeated until you finish interviewing potential parents and giving them your approval seal.

Some birth mothers, however, don’t want to have a relationship with their child after they’ve been born. Or meet the adoptive parents that their child will be going to. In this case, this would be considered a closed adoption. And some birth mothers do pick this option for personal reasons. In this case, your adoption specialist will honor your wishes. But, doing what they can, there’s no connection between you and your child or the child’s adoptive parents.  

In either case, the path you pick is entirely up to you. This decision will play a crucial part in your adoption journey. With your adoption specialist and the rest of our agency backing you up on the decision no matter the choice.  

Creating Your Hospital Plan With Adoption Choices of Texas

Another added benefit of the adoption plan comes from the hospital plan. When the baby decides it’s time to come out, the hospital plan you agreed with your adoption specialist will play. Coming out exactly how you want it. Before the birth, the specifics of your desired hospital and those you want in the room are decided by you. Your adoption specialist will do their best to accommodate your desires. Ensuring that you remain both a priority and under our care even during the most crucial of moments.

An adoption plan isn’t a structured process you’re put on from the first call to the day the baby is born. Instead, it allows birth mothers to take control of their pregnancy and their choice for adoption. For example, choosing who they want their baby to go to, where they want to give birth, and what kind of care they want during the pregnancy.  

We look forward to helping you through your adoption journey!

This way, the expectant mother can feel empowered by their decision to go through with the adoption and ensured by our agencies in Texas that at the end of the day, their baby will go to a good home only on the mother’s terms. 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.

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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