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Adoption in Killeen, TX

Killeen Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

If you’re reading this article, it's likely because you’re a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, unsure of what her first step should be, or a hopeful family, ready to settle down and start the newest chapter of their lives in Killeen.

Either way, adoption is a beautiful and selfless choice. Through our personal adoption experience, we know every adoption is unique, because every situation is unique. No matter what you’re going through, we can help you get started with your adoption today.

“Seeing the parents with the baby made me think. At that point, I realized it was the right choice, I did the right thing. I have never thought I could place a child, but when I did, I knew that I gave that couple the greatest gift in life – a baby that they could love and be theirs,” said Courtney, a birth mother who chose adoption for her baby.

Because the rules and regulations for an adoption can change depending on which state you live in, we’re sure you’ve got plenty of questions when it comes to adoptions in Texas. To help you get started, here is our guide to Killeen adoption professionals and services.

Adoption Agencies in Killeen

The adoption agency you choose will be your trusted guide during this complex process. That’s why it’s so important to find the perfect one that’s right for you.

If you’re thinking about an adoption in Killeen, American Adoptions might be what you’re looking for. As a national, domestic adoption agency, we have helped women and families just like yours make their adoption dreams come true.

A few services that we’re known for are:

  • Financial assistance. If you’re considering adoption for your unplanned pregnancy, it might be due to financial reasons. You can rest assured that adoption is always free to you and we have financial support available to you.

  • Matching services. Our adoption specialists help the adoptive parents create their adoptive family profiles that will then be shown to expectant parents to choose from. These in-depth profiles, combined with the large number of families we serve, give prospective birth parents the best chance at finding a perfect family for their baby.

  • Shorter wait times. Due to our national scope, we work with many families and birth parents at once, meaning more adoption opportunities, which results in shorter waiting times for both parties.

  • 24/7 counseling and support. If you’re an expectant parent dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, you’re likely experiencing a lot of emotions. Our counselors are available to give you the support you need.

“I contacted American Adoptions and was assigned a great social worker that helped me out with my situation. I was allowed to choose the terms of the adoption and pick the family and meet them before the baby was born. At the hospital I saw the looks on their faces and the excitement in their eyes and I knew that I wasn't giving her away, I was giving her a family,” said Nicole of her adoption experience.

When you work with us, you’ll have everything you need in one place because we’re a national adoption agency that’s licensed in Texas. From shorter wait times to nationwide advertising and matching services, our agency has just about everything you need for a successful adoption.

And with offices located just an hour away in Austin, you don't have to sacrifice local expertise and convenience to take advantage of these services. Our Austin office is located at:

3800 North Lamar Blvd.

Suite 200

Austin, TX 78756

If you’d like to learn more about what it’s like to work with us, please call 1-800-ADOPTION or get free information online.

Adoption Attorneys in Killeen

Because adoption is a complex, legal process, the expertise of an adoption attorney is key. If you plan to work with American Adoptions, we can connect you to an experienced professional from our network. When you’re a prospective birth parent, you will never have to pay for these legal services.

However, we understand if you’d like to check out some other professionals first. In that case, here are a few to consider:

Home Study Providers for Adoption in Killeen

Every family needs to complete what’s known as a home study before they can move on to the next step in their adoption journey. As American Adoptions is licensed in Texas, we’d be happy to be your home study provider for an adoption in Killeen —– even if you’re working with another agency for placement.

To learn more about how the home study process works with our agency, please call 1-800-ADOPTION to learn more. If you’re interested in learning more about the home study itself, check out

Foster Care Agencies in Killeen

Adopting or fostering a child is a rewarding journey. If you’ve always thought about adopting an older child or sibling group, then this is the path for you. Currently, there are over 30,000 children in foster care in Texas waiting for their forever home. Because adopting from foster care means working with the state, there are many factors that you should consider before choosing this type of adoption.

To learn more about what it’s like to adopt from foster care, please contact one of the agencies below for a Killeen adoption:

International Adoption Agencies in Killeen

The third family-building option for families in Killeen is an international adoption. A lot has changed with this type of adoption, so make sure to look at the pros and cons before you decide.

To start your international adoption journey, it’s best to work with an experienced international adoption agency. Here are a few that can help with an international adoption in Killeen:

Hospitals in Killeen

By far, one of the most emotional days in an adoption is the birth of your child. If you’re a prospective birth parent, you’ll be the one who decides where the delivery takes place. As a part of your hospital plan, you’ll also be able to decide:

  • Which members of your support system will join you at the hospital?

  • How much time you want to spend with the adoptive family.

  • Who will be the first one to hold your baby?

  • If you plan to nurse your baby.

  • If you want to take pictures with your baby, the adoptive family, or both.

This probably sounds like a lot, but don’t worry. Your adoption specialist will be there to help you create a plan that’s right for you. To learn more about your Texas hospital and adoption plan, please call 1-800-ADOPTION for free, helpful information.

For a Killeen adoption, you might choose to deliver at one of the following locations:

Killeen Adoption Court System

Finalization is one of the last steps for adoptive families. After you’ve reached this point, your child will become a permanent, legal member of your family.

We know you’re excited, but don’t forget to bring a camera and invite some of your favorite people to help celebrate this special moment. For an adoption in Killeen, your finalization hearing will take place at your county’s district court.

If you have any questions about what to expect at the proceeding, don’t forget that you can always reach out to your adoption attorney or specialist for more information.

Popular Attractions in Killeen

Killen sits in central Texas, so you’re not too far away from all of the major cities – like Dallas and Houston. That means there’s plenty to do when you’re in town for an adoption in Killeen. While you’re waiting on ICPC to give you the okay to head home, here are some popular spots to check out:

If you’re planning to adopt an infant or place a baby for adoption in Killeen, we’d be more than happy to help. To learn more about starting your adoption journey with our agency, please call 1-800-ADOPTION or get free information online. Adoption might be complicated, but we’ll support you every step of the way.

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