What will be included in my Dallas adoption post-placement services?
In many adoption cases, birth mothers believe that affiliation with us as your adoption agency has ended once the process has ended. Also, in different cases, mothers will believe there is no longer any contact between them and their child’s adoptive family. Depending on the type of adoption you pick: open, semi-open, and closed, contact shall still be intact after birth. Due to Adoption Choices of Texas being your selected adoption agency, we have to keep in contact as well. That is because we are used as the third party in adoption cases to communicate with you as the birth mother and the adoptive family. Sometimes there is no physical or verbal communication, so we have to do so. In the case of adoption, when the adoptive parents send letters, photos, or more, we pass them on to you. We are very much still active in your life even after the baby has been put into a loving home. To have a better understanding, Adoption Choices of Texas is a private adoption agency located in Texas to serve local birth mothers and families seeking adoption. While being located in Texas, we have multiple facilities in different parts to support and end transportation difficulties. We are in Houston, Austin, Dallas, Irving, San Antonio, Corpus, and Rio Grande Valley. While we are pursuing to build families by adoption in Texas, we are also seeking to end its stigma.
What happens during an adoption post-placement?
After the birth of your child, the adoption process is not over, you will still need to undergo what a process called the adoption post-placement. In Texas, once the child is born, you still have the parental rights of that child though they have been adopted. You have 48 hours after the birth of your child to relinquish your rights. As your adoption agency, we assist you during such times to make sure the right paperwork is signed, and there are no setbacks. Also, during such a time,, the child has already been placed and at their adoptive parents’ home.
Once that is done, then the process of adoption is officially done, and the child is legally in the custody of their adoptive parents. But, after the adoption process is over, there are certain changes that will be made. At Adoption Choices of Texas we seek to help all birth mothers, including yourself that come to us a trustworthy adoption agency. We understand that you may be facing financial struggles, which is one of the reasons you put your unplanned baby up for adoption. Since that happens, we offer financial assistance to cover housing, transportation, food, medical care, or more. Our goal is to make sure you and your baby are safe during your pregnancy, limiting the stress that surrounds you. After the baby is put into the custody of their adoptive parents, our financial assistance will eventually come to an end. Four weeks, a month, after your baby has been in the custody of their adoptive parents, our assistance will end. Though we will not end it without notice, of course, we will let you know, and if you are in need of help to find a job or more to be able to take care of yourself, we can provide you with resources. We want you to be able to be independent once the baby is born!
I am feeling guilty after the birth of my baby and depressed. What should I do?
Adoption post-placement depression is a mental disorder that affects birth mothers on the regular after the adoption process. It is when a birth mother, such as yourself, feels guilty or feels like they neglected their child after putting your child up for adoption. Not to mention you feel a sense of loss because you miss your baby, and in your case, you built a bond with that said child. As a private adoption agency, we understand but would like to tell you that you are not crazy. Also, you didn’t give up on your baby, and you didn’t lose them. On the contrary, you gave them a better life, and though they are not in your care, they are still part of you, and you have a connection with them.
We are an agency that provides counseling free of charge to birth mothers that are suffering mentally. Understanding this can happen at any point, just like any mental health disorder. It can happen right away, weeks, months, or even a year later. We will still be present offering our services to you to make sure you’re in the right mental capacity. It takes a long time to become mentally better, but that is understandable, and our services will still be intact.
We are here to help you with your adoption post-placement
Adoption Choices of Texas, as said, is a private adoption agency with qualified staff present to assist you during your adoption process. We are open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, so there is never a wrong to contact us! You can do so in different forms through our portal on our website, by a phone call, or by text. Just know you will always have a response back and will never do it unnoticed. Also, know we are genuine about helping you during and after your pregnancy along with the adoption process.
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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