For women who have decided abortion isn’t right for them and parenting isn’t an option, adoption could be the best choice for them. 

Keep reading to learn about adoption, adoption plans, and the assistance you can receive in Texas.

What About an Adoption Plan?

Adoption involves carrying your pregnancy to term and then placing your child with an adoptive family of your choosing.

While adoption requires great personal sacrifice, it does allow you to give a couple the gift of growing their family. You also receive the satisfaction of knowing your child will be taken care of in a safe environment.

We can connect you to a reputable adoption agency if you’re considering adoption. They can walk you through the process and ensure you feel supported.

What Are the Adoption Plans?

There are three types of adoption plans.

  1. Open Adoption – In an open adoption, the birth mother and adoptive family know each other and can communicate. It enables birth parents to still have relationships with their children. However, open adoption agreements aren’t legally enforceable in Texas.  
  2. Semi-Open Adoption – In this plan, you communicate with the adoptive family and child through a third party, typically an attorney or adoption agency. This protects your privacy while still being able to have some contact. 
  3. Closed Adoption – This adoption plan keeps you completely anonymous and does not have any contact with the adoptive family or child. You might select this option if you feel it provides you closure or additional safety for your child.

If you’re exploring adoption plans, it’s essential to know that you choose the adoptive family and that you can change your mind during the process. 

Is Adoption Expensive?

The adoptive family covers most of the birth mother’s adoption expenses, making adoption an affordable option.

In Texas, you can receive coverage for uninsured medical bills, reasonable living expenses, legal expenses, and other costs a court deems necessary.

Want More Information?

If you’re looking for more information on adoption, parenting, or abortion, we can help. We understand how challenging it can be to make a pregnancy decision.

Visit The Open Door for early pregnancy services, STD/STI Testing, information on your options, community resources, and more!

We can help you during this time. Contact us for more information.