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Adoption in McAllen, TX

McAllen Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

If you’re considering adoption because you’re an expectant birth mother facing an unplanned pregnancy or because you’re hopeful adoptive parents wanting to expand your family, you are making a beautiful and selfless decision.

American Adoptions — with a staff including adoptive families, birth parents and adoptees — has years of collective personal adoption experience. This experience has equipped us to give you committed service and empathy, which during a time like this can make all the difference when it comes to having a positive adoption experience.

“Michelle and Ken are everything I could have ever dreamed of for P.J. and so much more. Spending so much time with them made my decision that much easier. I can’t think of two people I would rather have done this for,” birth mom Abigail said of the family she chose to raise her baby.

When you’re a prospective birth mother or hopeful adoptive parents, creating an adoption plan is one of the bravest acts possible. You deserve complete support, and you’ll only get it when you work with the right agency. American Adoptions is a full-service, national adoption agency. We know how important adoption is, and how confusing the process can be. That’s why we’ve created this complete guide to McAllen adoption.

Once you’re finished with this guide, you’ll know everything you need to get started with adoption. And if you feel ready to get going on your adoption in McAllen? Call us today at 1-800-ADOPTION.

Adoption Agencies in McAllen, Texas

When beginning the wonderful journey of your  McAllen adoption, you should feel like you are a priority. With American Adoptions we always put you and your family first. There are many moments of joy, and adoption is ultimately beautiful and you should feel supported every step of the way.

Our personal adoption experience gives us a unique perspective on what you’re going through, which allows us to give you informed support and empathetic guidance. American Adoptions is here to make your McAllen adoption journey a success. Working with our agency is the best way to ensure a smooth, ethical and legal adoption process.

We are a full-service agency, which means we stick with you from start to finish during your adoption in McAllen. The services we provide are vital, and they include support like:

  • 24/7 support and counseling. If you’re considering adoption as an expectant birth parent, you might be dealing with feelings of grief and uncertainty. You don’t have to endure these emotions alone. Our adoption counselors are here for you 24/7.

  • Financial assistance for prospective birth parents. As a birth parent, adoption is completely free to you. We will work with you to determine what pregnancy costs and living expenses you need financial support for.

  • Media services for creating adoptive family profiles. Our adoption specialists will work with hopeful adoptive parents to create a comprehensive adoptive family profile that expectant birth parents will be able to review.

  • Personal adoption experience. We have years of adoption experience that gives us a unique perspective on what you’re going through. We’re able to provide you with the empathy and attentive service you need.

“It’s been 13 years-my how fast it’s flown by-and I’ve never once regretted my adoption decision or felt I should have done anything differently,” said Constance about her decision to place her baby for adoption.

When you work with American Adoptions, you can rest assured that you’re working with an agency who is looking out for the best interest of you and your family. As a leading national adoption agency, American Adoptions is able to offer benefits and services many smaller, local agencies just can’t compete with.

 We also have a special connection to Texas, which means you won’t have to sacrifice the local expertise and convenience of working with a nearby professional to take advantage of our services. We have offices located throughout the Lone Star State, with our nearest being just a few hours away at:

1100 Matamoros

2nd Floor

Laredo, TX 78040

Ready to take your first step toward a domestic infant adoption in McAllen? Contact us today by calling 1-800-ADOPTION.

Still researching all your options? We encourage anyone — hopeful parent or prospective birth mother — to consider several professionals and choose the one they believe will be best. If you’d like to look into other McAllen adoption agencies, you have several options:

Foster Care Adoption Agencies in McAllen

The agencies listed above work in the domestic infant adoption process. If you’re a hopeful parent, this isn’t the only type of adoption available to you. Do you think adopting an older child, sibling set, or child with special needs could be the right path for your family? Foster care adoption in McAllen could be a beautiful journey for your family.

American Adoptions cannot provide service for foster care adoption, but we fully support all family-building options. If you’re interested in foster-to-adopt in McAllen, you could contact one of the following organizations to learn more:

International Adoption Agencies in McAllen

You might be feeling a different calling for your adoption — like adopting a child from a different country. International adoption could be right for your family. This type of adoption has seen significant declines in recent years, but it is still possible.

The first thing you’ll need to do is find a Hague-approved agency for an international adoption in McAllen. You also may need to expand the scope of your search outward, as there are fewer international adoption agencies than other types of agencies. However, there are several options across Texas.

Begin your search here:

McAllen Adoption Attorneys

Regardless of the agency you choose, there’s one professional everyone needs during an adoption in McAllen: an adoption attorney.

The adoption process is guided by a set of complex laws. Each state has its own laws, so it’s important to work with an attorney licensed in the state of your adoption. When you work with American Adoptions, you’ll receive a referral to a trusted attorney from our national network. You can rest easy knowing you are in the hands of an experienced legal expert.

You can also begin searching for your own attorney for adoption in McAllen. There are several options in your area:

Home Study Providers for Adoption in McAllen

Each type of adoption requires a home study. This is a review (for the adoptive parents) of your home, lifestyle and adoption readiness. A licensed social worker will conduct a home visit and interviews with each hopeful parent, as well as any other family members.

The home study for adoption in McAllen can be a stressful part of your adoption process, but it doesn’t have to be. You can ace the home study with the right support, which your specialist at American Adoptions is eager to provide.

In order to complete your McAllen adoption home study, you’ll need to work with a licensed provider in Texas, like American Adoptions. We are licensed to provide home studies in Texas — something that most agencies cannot do. Even if you are not working with our agency for placement, we’d be happy to complete your home study.

Interested? Contact us today.

Maternity Hospitals in McAllen

When you’re a prospective birth mother, you’re in charge of the adoption process. Working with an adoption specialist, you’ll create an adoption plan that serves as a roadmap to your journey. This plan spells out things like how much contact you would like with the adoptive parents, what qualities you are looking for in potential parents, and which hospital you would like to go to for birth.

When choosing a hospital, make sure it is a place you feel comfortable and safe. And remember, all of your medical bills will be covered. You may want to visit your potential options in person for tours of the maternity suite. For your McAllen adoption, you have several hospitals to choose from:

McAllen Courts for Adoption Finalization

Finalization is the last step of the journey for adoptive parents. This occurs after placement — typically around six months later — and will take place at a local court. In between placement and finalization, you’ll need to complete a series of post-placement visits. The social worker conducting these visits will produce a report, which will be reviewed by a judge. The judge, once satisfied, will issue a final decree of adoption. This is the last step of your adoption in McAllen — make sure to bring a camera to celebrate the occasion!

Your McAllen adoption finalization will take place at a Hidalgo County Courthouse.

Things to Do in McAllen

If you’re adopting in McAllen, there’s a good chance you’ll be spending a lot of time in this city. Even if you are from out of town, you could be visiting for pre-placement contact with the prospective birth mother. And if you live in a different state, you’ll need to plan on spending time in McAllen while waiting for ICPC clearance to return home after placement.

Luckily for you, there’s plenty to do in this unique border town.

Ready to take the next steps in your journey with our agency? Contact us today. You can reach out online or call anytime at 1-800-ADOPTION. Our specialists can’t wait to talk.

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