Who Will Adopt My Baby in Texas?
Some of the most common questions we get from birth mothers are about adoptive families. As you look for unplanned pregnancy options, adoption seems like a difficult or even scary choice. On the one hand, you would like to do what’s best for your child. On the other, how can you be sure who will adopt your baby? How can you know they are prepared to be parents? Adoption Choices of Texas wants you to know that it’s totally normal to have these thoughts. Adoption can be difficult for a variety of reasons, but we believe it’s the best choice for your child. Here are just a few ways we tailor the adoption experience so you can feel secure in the adoptive family raising your child.
Types of Adoptions in TX
As a birth mother, you have several choices for types of adoptions. You can choose an open adoption, a semi-open adoption, or a closed adoption. Depending on your wants and needs, you can choose a different choice and Adoption Choices of Texas will gladly support you.
In an open adoption, identifying information is shared freely between the birth parents and the adoptive parents. Before the adoption is finalized, parents may even meet some of the potential adoptive parents. Once the baby has been placed for adoption, you can contact the adoptive families freely. You can come to an agreement with the birth family about the amount of contact you would like. Maybe you would rather just get emails, or maybe you would like to see the child occasionally throughout their life. In a semi open adoption, identifying information is limited and the choice of adoptive parents is slightly more limited.
You can choose from adoptive families based on their information, but you don’t receive their last names or addresses. Once the adoption has taken place, most contact stops entirely.
If you choose a closed adoption, there is no contact between you and the adoptive family. Your information is sealed by the court and only medical records are shared with the adoptive family. If you would like a more impersonal approach to adoption, this is the way to go. No matter what you choose for your Austin adoption, Adoption Choices of Texas will gladly support your decision.
Texas Adoptive Families Waiting to Adopt
In a semi-open or open adoption, you can review the potential adoptive families. Their uploaded biographies, information, and pictures will help you get a sense of the types of people who might adopt your child. If you choose an open adoption, you may even get to meet the adoptive family before choosing them to raise your child. However, we understand that it can still be difficult to choose an adoptive family. Every adoptive family we recommend has been thoroughly vetted for their readiness to raise a child. We hope that by learning a bit more about the family, you will feel happier to put your baby up for adoption.
The Adoption Home Study
Adoptive families are not just anybody who asks to adopt a child. There are a variety of legal procedures in place to make sure that adoptive families are ready to raise children. The main way this is done is with a home study. The home study shows the specialist that the family is psychologically, physically and financially ready to adopt.
On the physical side of things, the adoptive family shares medical records with the court and shows that they are healthy. The adoptive family’s home must also be child-safe with outlet covers and dangerous items out of reach.
During the interview, several topics such as parenting styles and expectations for the child are also discussed. They make sure there is no history of dangerous crime or of child neglect. The reason why the family chose to adopt is also discussed. Most adoptive families work with an agency to help them prepare their homes to raise a child.
The TX Families that will Adopt your Child
No matter the adoption style or family you choose, Adoption Choices of Texas wants to make sure you know that your child will go to a safe place. Depending on your own preferences, you can choose different amounts of communication between you and the adoptive family. As you build your adoption plan with your adoption caseworker, they can give you profiles of the adoptive families so you can learn some more. Every adoptive family that works with Adoption Choices of Texas has passed their home study with flying colors. Are you looking for adoption agencies in Texas, or want to see some of the families waiting to adopt today? Visit us online at Adoption Choice of Texas!
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!
Meet 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.