Adoption in Austin
Choosing adoption with Adoption Choices of Texas in Austin means choosing an adoption center that is dedicated to birth mothers. The decision to make an adoption plan for a child is a difficult one. We focus on providing information and counseling to help birth parents make an informed decision — one that they are confident and comfortable with.We help you understand your options and rights throughout the adoption process. We also are able to offer financial support and professional counseling for you and your family.
When you contact Adoption Choices of Texas your initial questions will be answered and we will schedule a time to chat more in depth. This might be face-to-face or virtually — given the environment, whatever you are comfortable with! You can come to us, we can come to you, or we can meet somewhere in the middle. We are available in Austin and across Texas! Our first priority is that you and your unborn baby are safe and in a healthy environment.
As soon as possible, we review adoption options with you, determine your needs, and develop a plan that addresses those needs. Whether needs are financial, medical, housing, transportation, counseling or another other kind of support, we are here to help. We will explain your legal rights, advocate for you, and help protect your adoption rights throughout the process.
Simultaneously, your desires for an adoptive family will be explored. We will provide you with profiles of adoptive parents who meet your criteria and ultimately you will select the adoptive family for your child. We can also choose for you if you wish and/or help you make the best choice.
Let us help you with making your decision to choose adoption. Adoption can be a loving, rewarding, joyous experience — especially when what you need and want comes first!
Making Your Adoption Decision
The decision to place a child for adoption is a serious and life changing one, for both you and your child. You are most likely in a situation where you feel unable to parent your child or provide a life she/he deserves. You have the responsibility and the right to make a decision that will be in the best interest of your child and self. You are taking control of your child’s future through adoption — giving them the gift of a loving, stable home that you choose for them.
Our Austin adoption staff is experienced in discussing your concerns and fears. We will review all your options (not just adoption) and provide counseling from a licensed therapist and/or licensed social worker.
Your involvement in the adoption process depends on your needs. Once you have chosen the adoptive family, we will work with both parties (birth parents and adoptive parents) to ensure that there is a mutual understanding as to the details of your adoption plan. Remember, Adoption Choices of Texas advocates for you! And we believe you have the right to choose:
- The type of adoption – open adoption, semi-open or closed adoption
- Extent of contact with the adoptive family during the adoption process
- Adoptive family involvement at the hospital and your birth plan
- Frequency of information and photographs exchanged following placement
Making an adoption plan means you are taking control of your life, of your situation, and giving your child (and an adoptive family) a future.