How to Find an Adoptive Family in Texas: 5 Questions You Have
Your Guide to Finding the Perfect Parents for Your Baby
If you’re choosing adoption for your baby, we know it’s because you want the best life possible for your baby.
“If you can find comfort and peace with your decision, you’ll not only get a second chance to life but your baby will too. Not to mention, giving two wonderful people the greatest gift one could ever give. Adoption can be a wonderful, positive experience. Mine was, especially with being able to have the people involved that I did,” said Sara, a birth mom who worked with American Adoptions.
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Find the Perfect Family For Your Baby with American Adoptions
National adoption agencies like American Adoptions work with pregnant women considering adoption and couples looking to adopt in Texas and across the country. This has two major benefits:
- 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. Our team will help you find the right adoptive parents for your baby, no matter where they are. With our personal adoption experience, we understand the importance of finding the perfect adoptive family for your child.
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. To get the support you deserve while searching for an adoptive family, contact 1-800-ADOPTION or click here.
If you’re a hopeful adoptive parent trying to learn more about the requirements that must be met when pursuing adoption in Texas, you can get more information here.
The following are some of the most common questions that expectant mothers have when looking for adoptive parents in Texas:
1. Can I pick a family to adopt my baby?
Absolutely! All decisions in the adoption process are up to you, including selecting a family waiting to adopt in Texas or anywhere else in the U.S. You are in charge of this process. An unexpected pregnancy can make you feel like you don’t have many choices available to you, which is why we emphasize your ability to choose the adoptive family. You will be able to rest easy knowing who is caring for your child and they embody the values you would like your child to grow up with.
2. 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. But, you can only find the family who is perfect for your baby with the help of the right agency.
The right adoptive parents for your baby are out there, and we can help you find them. When you work with a national adoption agency like American adoptions, you will have access to a larger pool of waiting adoptive families, which will give you a better chance to find the family that you feel is best for your child.
3. 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.
We believe you should be able to find a family that checks all of your boxes. You can do that with our agency.
4. How 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.
Frances, a birth mother who worked with American Adoptions said, “When we talked to Chris and Courtney, in the middle of the conversation, I knew Chris and Courtney were the ones.”
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. When you see an adoption profile that stands out to you, you’ll let your adoption specialist know, and she can coordinate a time for you to talk to the family and get to know them. From there, you can move forward by learning more about them directly. This will happen in a few different ways:
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. After this first conversation, you should have a better idea of whether you want to move forward with the adoptive family or if you’d like to keep looking and repeat the process with other waiting couples.
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.
Keeping in Contact after the Adoption
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.
An American Adoptions birth mother, Caitlin said this of her open adoption with her son: “He gets this family who can take care of him and do everything I couldn’t, but he can also know that I didn’t just give him away. I had a purpose for him, and it was meant to be.”
Because of our personal adoption experience, we understand that you want to be sure that your child is happy and healthy in their new life, and open adoptions allows for this to happen. You can browse open adoption family profiles here.
5. 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.
When you and the adoptive parents you’ve chosen work with American Adoptions to complete the process, you’ll still receive all the free birth parent services we offer, including:
24/7 counseling. Placing your baby for adoption can come with a lot of complex emotions. Our adoption counselors can help you cope with these feelings and give you the outlet you need.
Medical care. You and your baby’s health is a top priority throughout your pregnancy, and it’s important that you have the necessary medical care available to you.
Legal representation. Adoption is an intimate process than can make you feel vulnerable. We want to make sure your rights are protected throughout your adoption.
Financial adoption assistance for living expenses. Coping with an unplanned pregnancy can be hard enough without worrying about your financial situation. Adoption comes at no cost to you as the birth parent. We will work with you to determine what expenses you need help with and will cover what we can.
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.
Get more information about how to find adoptive parents in Texas or begin looking for adoptive parents now by calling 1-800-ADOPTION for free information.
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