Creating an Adoption Plan in Texas

Making an adoption plan means making a plan for your baby’s life. As an expectant woman (aka birth mother), you have many options when it comes to an adoption plan. You can choose the type of adoption you want related to communication with the adoptive family and later, child. Types of adoption include: an open adoption, semi-open adoption, or fully closed adoption plan.

Another consideration regarding the type of adoption is the type of family you want to raise your child. You get to choose an adoptive family for your child. Do you want a single parent? You can choose an LGBT couple, an older or younger couple, or a traditional man and woman couple. You can also consider a military family to adopt your child, a transracial family, or another family dynamic. We will show you family profiles of waiting families in Texas and you can find the characteristics that match with your values.

Also in an adoption plan, you can create your ideal hospital and birth plan. You can read more about your hospital plan in “Things for a Birth Mother to Include in Texas Adoption Birth/Hospital Plan“.

An adoption plan in full is a description of what you want for your child and yourself. 

As you consider making an adoption plan, you should keep in mind that you are certainly not “giving up” or “putting your baby up” in any way. You are making a positive and loving choice, with your child’s best interest at heart. At the end of the day, this is YOUR call, your decisions, and you are in charge.

During the adoption process, YOU are the one in charge. You’ll get all the information you need to make the best decisions for you and your baby’s future.

  • You choose the type of adoption.
  • You choose which family will parent your child.
  • You choose what resources you need the most through your pregnancy
  • You choose what kind of hospital/birth plan you want.
  • You choose the amount of counseling and support you receive.

You are the only person who gets to make these decisions. Our skilled professionals at Adoption Choices of Texas have been working with birth mothers for years. We understand the love, care, and commitment that goes into making an adoption plan for a child. We are here to support and guide you through this journey. We can even assist you every step of the way, offering emotional and financial assistance.

After making an adoption plan, most women feel stronger and more confident. Birth mothers who work with our adoption center feel good about their decision and feel excited about their future. Women who place a baby for adoption in Texas also:

  • Finish high school more often.
  • Get more job training and education.
  • Have better-paying jobs.

As a domestic, infant adoption agency, our main priority is taking care of our birth mothers and helping to build happy families. By choosing adoption, you are creating a powerful legacy with your life and for your child’s life — we provide the adoption services you need to help you create your legacy.

Will adoption in Texas cost me any money?

No, there is never any cost to meet with an adoption specialist, or to create an adoption plan for your child.

What if I don’t want to have any contact with the adoptive family or child?

Then you can choose to have what is called a “closed adoption”. Your name and contact information will be kept confidential, and not provided to the adopting family. While this type of adoption isn’t as common as open or semi open adoption, it is an option with Adoption Choices of Texas.

What about the birth father?

It is always better for the birth father to be involved, we understand that this isn’t always possible. The father does have certain legal rights, and your adoption specialist will  talk with you about all the options available and getting in contact with the birth father. Whether the babies dad is involved, unknown, or doesn’t care, we can help you create an adoption plan.

Can I change my mind?

Yes, you can change your mind until you sign the final adoption papers. According to Texas law, this legal document cannot be signed until 72 hours after the birth of your baby.

I use drugs and alcohol, does that matter?

No, you can still choose adoption, but it IS important to be honest and tell you adoption specialist about your consumption, especially if you are a heavy drinker or user of recreational drugs, as this can lead to birth defects.

Can I make a short term adoption plan?

No, adoption is permanent. You can, however, place your child in temporary care while you consider making a permanent adoption plan. Temporary care is usually available for several days to several weeks, and the child is placed in the home of one of a loving, licensed families.


Talk to a Texas adoption professional

Birth Parent Hotline: Call or Text at 945-444-0333
Adoptive Parents please call: 855-304-4673
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Adoption Choices of Texas
5005 W. Royal Ln., Suite 291
Irving, TX 75053
Call or Text at 945-444-0333