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Adoption in Texas

You`re interested in adoption, but you`re not sure where to start. In Texas, you have several options for adoption available. The first thing you must decide is the type of adoption you are interested in. Do you want an infant or an older child? Do you want to adopt domestically or internationally? These decisions will determine where you start.

Who May Adopt In Texas

Potential adoptive parents must be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults, and complete a home study.

Texas Adoption Home Study

What does a home study involve? It is an inspection, for lack of a better word, of your home, your background, your financial ability to raise a child, your parenting skills or tools, your marriage (if applicable) and many other aspects of your life. All adults in your home will need to complete a criminal history background check and an abuse and neglect check. To some people it feels intrusive, but you will go through the same types of questions, no matter which avenue of adoption you choose to pursue.

International Adoption In Texas

Infants may also be adopted through international adoption. Some countries do not allow infant adoptions and only place older children. Certain countries have tighter restrictions on the age limits of the adoptive parents. Working with an adoption agency that is experienced in facilitating adoptions in the country you are interested in will make your adoption go much more smoothly. Be sure the agency is licensed to conduct adoptions in Texas.

Texas Infant Adoption

If you are interested in adopting an infant in Texas, it will be handled through an adoption agency or an adoption attorney. Just as with an international adoption, make sure that any agency or attorney that you use is licensed in Texas and has experience with infant adoptions.

If you are a birth mother and plan to place your child for adoption but are unable to make an adoption plan you may take advantage of Texas`s Safe Haven law. The law allows you to place your infant (up to 30 days old) with an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Provider. They will find a safe home for your child.

Texas Older Child Or Special Needs Adoption

Texas does not have a shortage of children available for adoption. There are many children in foster care who are waiting for a forever family. While the program is called special needs adoption, it is not only children with a physical or emotional special need that are waiting to be adopted. Children who are part of a sibling group that need to be placed together, children of different ethnic backgrounds, and children who are older and have a difficult being placed because of their age are all considered special needs.

Potential adoptive parents are required to complete a series Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education (PRIDE) training classes. The classes help to educate you on the potential needs of a special needs child and give you resources to handle these situations.

Texas Adoption Registry

Texas maintains a Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry. The Registry searches for individuals whose information matches. If a match occurs, the identities of the parties are confirmed and the information is released to the interested parties. Registration is handled through the Texas Department of Human Services.

Unplanned Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and considering adoption, visit the Adoption Directory to speak with a caring professional in Texas.You can also view profiles of hopeful adoptive couples in or near Texas in the listing below, provided as a service of ParentProfiles.com.

Couples Hoping to Adopt in Texas

View profiles of hopeful adoptive parents or create your own adoption profile today on ParentProfiles.com (A service of Adoption Profiles, LLC).

Featured TX Couples from Parent Profiles
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Children Waiting for Adoption in Texas

Are you ready to be a parent? There are tens of thousands of children in the United States foster system and many more available children worldwide. There are many children in Texas who are hoping to be adopted.

Featured Texas Children from The Adoption.com Photolisting
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Visitor Comments (19)
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Tiffany - 2 days ago
Hi, my name is Tiffany. My husband and I have been married going on 9 years. He has a son but unfortunately I am unable to have children. We've tried the past 8 yrs.. I've had multiple surgeries to try and help my situation although there were times the doctors didn't even want to do them but I begged so we went through with them. Nothing positive came out of them like I'd hope. I've told myself, I wanted to do every single thing possible to try and have my own baby before I started this other journey and I have. I'm not saying I'm going to give up however, the more and more I think about giving a baby a forever home that unfortunately won't have one at the beginning, gives me a different kinds of hope and love. I know it's odd to ask someone if they would like to give their baby up, however, if your that person, please, I'm begging you to contact me. xxxxx #1
Rose Mark - 1 month ago
Are you interested in adoption, but not sure where to begin? Our Center receives numerous inquiries daily from prospective adoptive parent(s) who desire information about the adoption process as well as information about our services including domestic adoptions, open adoptions, and pregnant adoptions etc. As some inquiries are from prospective adoptive parent(s) who are "considering" adoption, and others are from prospective adoptive parent(s) who are "actively pursuing" an adoption plan,contact us now on: stjoneorphanagehome @ xxxxxx . com Or call 1 4 8 4 4 4 5 0 3 9 0. #2
mr owens - 2 months ago
Hi my name is Mr Owens. We urgently need new adopters to provide a loving family. People from all walks of life can adopt children, but in particular we are looking for adoptive parents who will be able to meet a child’s needs. and to those of you looking for baby to adopt, there are children and there are also set of twins, boys and girls here, Like all families, adoptive families come in all shapes and sizes. Interested couples looking forward to adopt the babies should please contact now. So if you’re thinking about starting the adoption process then please contact now at: xxxx or you can also contact us through our website: http://adoptbabiescare7.wixsite.com/mr-owens there is no need for these children to suffer any more so PLEASE HELP by coming to take them for adoption. Help the little children. Thank you very much. #3
Jade Guerrero - 3 months ago
Hi I'm Jade, I live in south Texas and my adoptive parent spend out adoption money of good for them, phones and clothes for them. When they get groceries it all go to their room.they've bought a mini fridge for their food and builtsgelves for their for in their room. Im16 I have a kid and my phone isn't even turned on. When I was pregnant my adoptive mother refused to take me to my appointment unless I paid her when ever she gets a$400 check for my brother and I. Often my brother and I will go all day without eating and my adoptive parents will buy them some fast food a long with their biological daughter. Most of my brother and my checks go to my adopyuve mother's pill, cigarette and donuc drink addiction. Someone please help #4
Mandy Duran - 9 months ago
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I need help, I'm 16 yo and my mother and biological father separated when I was about 3 and up until I was about 10 my dad always came to visit me and he completely supported me, then things went downhill. He never visits me he's lied to me and has of me down multiple times. I'm not sure what it is but he is supposed to give me money every month and he hasn't but my mom doesn't need his money so if any of the workers call she always stands up for him and lies and says that he has gave me money. Anyways mu stepfather has always helped me from the beginning and people notice I connect more with him as a dad. I want for my stepdad to adopt me. What can I do someone please help me #5
Macey buckaloo - 6 months ago
Hi I'm macey I'm young but I have two steps son i found out I can't have babies well me and husband have been waitting to see if could adopte through the town we live in we can't but we're good people. We would like a baby of are own so if anyone is looking to give up a baby please contact me. xxxxx. #6
Brianna - 10 months ago
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I would love to watch over babies until they are adopted, please respone back. #7
Kasey - 10 months ago
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This is officially the greatest volunteer opportunity I have ever seen. I really hope that someone reads these comments and gets back to us ASAP!! If not I will start calling around asking to volunteer to cuddle their babies. But, I'm sure I would sound completely creepy by doing that and not only get turned away but have the police called on me. I would probably think someone was crazy if they called me to ask if they could just come cuddle my baby, I would definitely call the cops. I'll have to figure out a non creepy way to ask about it. #8
Karen Dolan - 8 months ago
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My mother was left at a Boarding House while her mother went to find work n early April 1921. This little girl was taken to the Salvation Army with no name of her mother. She was adopted by the Officers at that Corps. but no other info was available. Is it possible any investigation was done to find the mother. I am curious to find out who I am and what heritage I have. I have done DNA with Ancestry but have no names and feel stuck finding out WHO I AM. #9
Alexandria - 9 months ago
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To the lady who wrote about wanting to put your unborn baby up for adoption please email me xxxx #10
Favor - 2 years ago
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I live in Dallas Texas, I will like to adopt a child. #11
Eda - 10 months ago
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Great piece ! BTW , if someone has been looking for a IRS 2290 , my company edited a sample form here http://goo.gl/Ms4ebj #12
Brittany - 11 months ago
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Looking to adopt! Where do we start? #13
Trenetta - 10 months ago
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I have read adoption agencies are looking for families to help nurture and love newborn babies until theybare ready to be adopted. #14
Becca - 10 months ago
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Hi! I am a clinical social worker and would love to write a home study for you if you are considering adoption. Please check us out at heartoftxhs.com. #15
Amanda - 10 months ago
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Me and my husband want information on how we can adopt a baby or child #16
Irene - 11 months ago
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My husband and I would like to adopt a baby. Need more information. #17
Tammi - 10 months ago
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I would love to volunteer to cuddle newborn babies. I did foster to adopted all three of my children. One of them came straight from the hospital 2 days old, one 10, last where 7 month old and I would do it again if I could. I just want to help I love children and the elders. hennington41@ xxxxxx.com #18
Roberto and Veronica Perez - 2 years ago
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We don't know where to start for the adoption, but we want to adopt a baby who is less that 1 yr. #19
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