What is adoption?

What is adoption?

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you are probably searching the internet asking “what do I do!?” While there are many elements, aspects, and considerations within each, you basically have 3 options: parenting, abortion, and adoption.

Adoption is the permanent legal transfer of all parental rights from one person or couple to another person or couple. Adoptive parents have the same rights and responsibilities as biological parents, and adopted children have all of the emotional, social, legal and kinship benefits of biological children.

How to place your baby for adoption in Texas

We understand the adoption process can seem overwhelming at first. You might have fears that you’re “giving up” your baby.  But the more you learn about adoption, the more you come to realize it doesn’t mean that at all. Adoption means you are making a plan for your child’s future.  It means you’re making a selfless choice to put your baby’s needs before your own. It means, in other words, that you’re a really good mom.

Below, we provide you with an outline of the adoption process.  You can take comfort knowing that you don’t have to go through it alone – we are here to help.

1 – Contact Adoption Choices of Texas – we are here 24/7 to answer your questions and address your concerns. Call us toll free at 855-304-4673 (HOPE), or text us at the local office number closest to you.

Austin : 512-201-4400 (call or text)

Houston : 832-730-1900 (call or text)

Dallas : 469-209-8900 (call or text)

San Antonio: 210-787-3900 (call or text)

Rio Grande Valley: (956) 704-1500(disponible en español)

2 – Meet with an adoption specialist – one of our professional adoption counselors will meet with you to answer your questions and help you make the adoption plan that meets your needs.

We can help meet your needs with approved living expenses during pregnancy. Taking care of yourself during pregnancy is the most important thing you can do for the baby. We can help you get medical care for a healthy pregnancy. If you are experiencing unsafe or unstable housing, we can provide safe and comfortable place for you. Our counselors are here to listen and to help. Call us now to start getting support and understanding your choices.We offer counseling both during the pregnancy and after the adoption.

3 – Select a Family – when you make your adoption plan, you are in control. That includes picking the adoptive family that is just right for your unique adoption plan.

Licensed Adoption Agency

We are licensed by the State of Texas to provide professional, full-service adoption assistance statewide. We understand that everyone faces different circumstances and has different needs.

We are here to help you make an adoption plan that meets your needs. We know that you are seeking help during a difficult time, and our goal is to address your concerns quickly and with compassion. To serve you, here are just some of the services that we provide:

  •  A personal counselor to provide helpful, friendly, compassionate advice and meet you exactly where you are, from the beginning and after the adoption.
  • Assistance with approved living and medical expenses during pregnancy
  •  Freedom to choose the adoptive family you want and design a personalized birth and adoption plan
  • Consultation with an independent attorney
  • We have qualified adoption counselors throughout Texas that will provide one on one, face to face support.



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