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Adoption in Texas 

Adoption is a selfless and sometimes difficult road. But, you don’t have to walk it alone. Pregnancy Help Center of Forth Worth is here to support you, each step of the way. We would be happy to connect you with our trusted adoption partners! They will educate you on your rights as the birth parent, and help you create an adoption plan—all on your terms. 


To consider whether adoption is right for you, start by asking some questions.

Foster Care vs. Adoption: What’s the Difference? 

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding foster care and adoption. The truth is, they’re very different processes. Although, both have the goal of providing the best possible care for children, whether through a temporary arrangement or a lifelong commitment. 

What is Foster Care?

Fos­ter care is a tem­po­rary liv­ing arrangement for children whose par­ents are facing hardship and can’t currently take care of them. While in foster care, children may live with relatives, a foster family, or in group facilities. The primary goal of foster care is for the children to be reunited with their parents once they are able to get their lives back on track.

What is Adoption?

In adoption, the child is permanently placed with an adoptive family. Once the adoption is finalized, all the rights and responsibilities of the biological parents are passed from the biological parents to the adoptive parents. 

What are the Different Types of Adoption?

What is Open Adoption?

In an open adoption, the birth mother and adoptive family have some personal interaction based on a written agreement. The parties can contact each other directly without the mediation of the adoption agency. 

What is a Semi-Open Adoption?

In a semi-open adoption, the birth mother and adoptive family can maintain contact with each other after the adoption is finalized. They send pictures and letters to each other on a set schedule. Communication is managed by the adoption agency. 

What is a Closed Adoption?

In a closed open adoption, the adoptive family receives only the medical and social history of each birth parent and their family. The birth mother can select the adoptive family based on non-identifying profiles, but is not expected to communicate with them.  

Do I Get to Choose the Adoptive Parents?

Yes! As the birth mother, you decide what you’re looking for in a family for your child. You can narrow it down to race, values, religion, and even personality traits! 

How Long Does the Birth Mother Have to Change Her Mind?

After the child is born, birth mothers have 10 days to change their minds about the adoption[1].

Start Your Adoption Journey in Fort Worth, TX

Giving your unborn child a future filled with love and happiness is a brave and selfless act. Our compassionate team is here to answer your questions and give you the support you deserve, so you can make an empowered choice for your unplanned pregnancy!

If you would like to learn more about adoption in Texas, give us a call at 817-560-2226 or schedule your appointment online today!



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