How to Find a Family to Adopt Your Child in Texas
Expectant mothers have a larger range of choices of adoptive families instead of limiting their options to adoptive couples in Texas. You’re going to find a family that speaks to you sooner than you would with a regional agency.
Adoptive parents have the potential to be chosen by a greater number of expectant mothers, so they will have a decreased adoption wait.
With American Adoptions, your location doesn’t matter. We can help you create an adoption plan that works for you and provides the best future for your baby, so you can connect with the perfect parents looking to adopt a newborn in Texas or in any other state.
The following are some of the most common questions that expectant mothers have when looking for adoptive parents in Texas:
Can I pick a family to adopt my baby?
Yes! All decisions in the adoption process are up to you, including selecting a family waiting to adopt.
How many families want to adopt?
Approximately 2 million couples are waiting to adopt in the United States, which means that for every one child that is placed for adoption, there are 36 adoption waiting families for that child.
When looking for adoptive parents for my baby, what should I look for?
The answer to this question is different for every expectant mother looking for adoptive parents in Texas. Sometimes the best way to find your own answer is to ask yourself more questions! Ask yourself:
Do you picture your child growing up with siblings?
Do you hope they grow up in a home with pets to care for?
Do you see them with their family in the suburbs, the city, or the country?
Do you have a vision of what their parents would be like? What interests, hobbies, or values might they pass on to your child?
Do you know how much you’d like to keep in touch after the adoption? Do you want to exchange annual letters or emails? Or maybe monthly or weekly phone calls or texts? What about family visits to Texas?
Open adoption is a wonderful opportunity for both birth and adoptive families to develop close and lasting relationships over time.
Will I know when I’ve found the right parents for my baby?
It may seem vague, but you’ll likely just know when you see the right family’s adoption profile! This is a natural concern for women who simply want the best for their baby. Here’s how the process of getting to know prospective adoptive parents works:
After discussing what you’re looking for in adoptive parents for your baby, your adoption specialist will show you adoption profiles of couples who fit that description. From there, you can move forward by learning more about them directly.
1. Talking for the First Time
If you and the adoptive parents both live in Texas, an in-person meeting may be a possibility with your adoption specialist to introduce you. But typically, these first conversations occur through a conference call. You’ll be able to ask them questions and tell them more about yourself.
2. Being Together at the Hospital
Particularly if the prospective adoptive family lives outside of Texas, the first time many birth and adoptive families meet in person is at the birth of the baby. Once you’re in labor, they’ll travel to you at the hospital in Texas, and they can be there to support you as much as you feel comfortable with. If you want to meet the adoptive family, you’ll be able to spend more time together before and after the birth.
3. Keeping in Contact After the Adoption
If the couple adopting is from outside of Texas, they’ll need to stay within the state while the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) paperwork is processed before they go home.
After placement, you’re free to communicate with your child and the adoptive family in whatever way and to whatever extent everyone feels comfortable with. Open adoptions are open to interpretation in every individual adoption situation. You can browse open adoption family profiles here.
I already know people who want to adopt a baby — now what?
Simply skip over the part where you search for adoptive parents for your baby! We’ll help you to complete the rest of the adoption.
You’ll still receive all the free birth parent services, including:
Financial adoption assistance for living expenses
It’s always recommended that you conduct your adoption through an agency, even if you already have adoptive parents for your baby in mind. This way, you’ll all still have access to necessary professional services and a guarantee that your adoption is taken care of safely and thoroughly.
Learn more about how to find adoptive parents in Texas or begin looking for adoptive parents now by calling 1-800-ADOPTION for free information with no obligation.
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