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Adoption in Houston, TX

Houston Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

Houston has a range of local adoption resources for you to utilize, whether you’re a pregnant woman considering adoption in Houston or a Texas couple hoping to adopt. Choosing adoption is life-changing, and it’s also oftentimes overwhelming. The process can be complicated. Where do you even begin?

This guide to adoption in Houston will set you up with the basic information and resources you need to take the next step.

You can always call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with an adoption specialist for free if you have questions or you need help locating other Houston adoption resources. In the meantime, start learning more about the local professionals and services you may need in the guide below.

Adoption Agencies in Houston

American Adoptions is a leading national adoption agency that can help you through every stage of your adoption in Houston. Our national scope and size allows us to offer many benefits not found at most local agencies, including:

At the same time, American Adoptions is a licensed Texas adoption agency, with local offices conveniently located at:

2100 West Loop South
Suite 900
Houston, TX 77027

This means potential birth parents and adoptive parents get the best of both worlds — the benefits of a national adoption agency and the convenience of a local professional. American Adoptions is truly a full-service agency and can even provide home study services for adoptive parents in Houston. We will help you connect with adoption lawyers, home study professionals, counseling services, adoptive or birth parents and more.

Other domestic adoption agencies in Houston include:

Houston Foster Care Agencies

While American Adoptions does not provide services related to foster care, we know that many hopeful parents build beautiful families through the child welfare system. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent in Houston or want a foster care adoption in Houston, these resources can help:

International Adoption Agencies for Houston

While it has become less common in recent years for American families to adopt from overseas, Texas is still one of the leading states when it comes to international adoption. If you are considering international adoption in Houston, you will need to find a reputable agency. International adoption agencies that serve Houston residents include:

Houston Adoption Attorneys

Texas adoption attorneys are needed to finalize adoptions as well as educate you about adoption consent and the legal side of the adoption process.

American Adoptions can put you in touch with an adoption attorney in Houston and handle your legal representation for you, or you can contact one of these local Houston lawyers handling adoption:

Home Study Providers in Houston

All families waiting to adopt in the U.S. must be approved via an adoption home study. This must be done by a Texas-licensed home study provider.

American Adoptions is licensed to perform home studies in the state of Texas, so you don’t have to go through multiple adoption professionals to complete your adoption in Houston. We can also provide home study services to adoptive parents working with another professional for placement.

If you’d like to research other local home study providers, call 1-800-HOMESTUDY or visit their online database.

Prenatal, Maternity Care and Delivery Hospitals in Houston

Having a ready-to-go hospital plan is part of the adoption planning process that expectant mothers complete through American Adoptions. Having a birth plan in place is one less thing for pregnant women choosing adoption to worry about.

As a part of your adoption hospital plan, you will be able to choose the delivery hospital that is most convenient for you. There are several convenient local Houston hospitals that can take care of your medical needs throughout your pregnancy:

Adoption Finalization Courts in Houston

Adoptions in Houston are finalized in family court. Adoptive families can find the county’s courthouse in which they’ll eventually finalize their adoption in Houston below:

That’s a lot of information, but the truth is we are just scratching the surface. Adoption can be complicated and challenging, but it is also always worth it in the end. If you feel ready to begin the adoption process with our agency, call 1-800-ADOPTION now to speak to an adoption specialist. You can also request free information here for more help locating other adoption resources in Houston, TX.

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