Baby Adoption Process: Giving Up Baby For Adoption | Texas Adoption

The Adoption Process

You control the adoption process and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Getting Started

Start by reaching out to get your questions answered. You can contact us here. After we answer your questions, a local Adoption Specialist will meet with you at a place and time that's comfortable for you.

Pick a Family (if you wish)

After we’ve gotten to know each other, and once you’re sure that adoption is right for you, you have the option of choosing the family that will adopt your baby. If you want us to pick the family, we will do that for you. If you want to pick the family—most moms do—then we will provide you with tons of information and pictures of families eager to adopt, and you can make a well-informed choice. You are in the driver’s seat. And after you’ve chosen a family, you can begin developing a relationship with them—if that is what you want. We’ll be there to guide and support you every step of the way.

Planning for the Hospital

You get to decide how your time at the hospital will be spent, and we will help you through it. After the baby is born, Texas law requires that you wait at least two days (48 hours) before you can permanently transfer your parental rights over to the adoptive family.  During those two days, your Adoption Specialist will be with you to provide ongoing support, and the adoptive family is usually there too unless you prefer a different arrangement. The key decisions are yours. You can decide to spend time alone with the baby. Or you can share some of your time with the adoptive family. Or you can allow the adoptive family to spend all the time with the baby.  It’s entirely up to you.  No matter what you decide, we’ll be there to support you.

What happens next?

What happens after the adoption depends on the type of adoption plan you choose for yourself. Most moms choose to remain in contact with the adoptive family.  That contact may be indirect, involving pictures and letter updates. Or it may involve personal visits. Again, these are your choices—made in advance, and a reflection of what you want for yourself and your baby. Whatever you choose, we will continue providing you with support for as long as you need us.  We’re here for you. We always will be.

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