How to Give a Baby Up for Adoption in Texas | The Adoption Alliance

Are you pregnant and thinking about placing your baby for adoption?

The Adoption Alliance is a licensed Texas adoption agency whose goal is to build happy families and assist all parties through the adoption process with professional, caring guidance. We empower the birth parents to choose the adoptive family for their baby. Our agency ensures that prospective adoptive parents go through an extensive screening process in order to ensure your baby is placed in a loving environment.

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Birth Parent Services

Living Expenses

Rent, utilities, food, cell phone service and clothing.

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Transportation

Can be provided to and from agency, doctor appointments and hospital visits.

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100% Confidentiality

It is our promise to maintain your privacy and confidentiality at all times.

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Medical Expenses

Our agency can help cover costs of prenatal care, hospital and delivery charges, if Medicaid or insurance is unavailable.

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Legal Services

Coordination of all legal services will be provided at no cost to you.

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Counseling Services

A referral for professional counseling can be provided during the pregncy and the postpartum period.

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FAQs

Adoption is the legal placement of a child with an adoptive family. Birth parents who may not feel emotionally or financially ready for parenthood, can choose to make the loving and courageous choice of adoption as positive alternative to an unplanned pregnancy. Adoption is about crafting a plan for you and your child’s future.

NO. For expectant mothers, there is no cost to create an adoption plan. The Adoption Alliance may provide financial assistance based upon your needs. Your adoption professional will make arrangements to help you cover necessary living expenses such as clothing, food, housing, phone service, transportation and utilities. Also, birth mothers without access to medical insurance or Medicaid are eligible for pregnancy related medical assistance.

You may receive financial assistance with clothing, food, housing, phone service, transportation and utilities during your pregnancy and up to eight weeks after the birth.

Not in most situations, although every adoption plan is unique. The Adoption Alliance can work with you, regardless of the relationship you have with your baby’s father. We encourage expectant fathers to take part in the adoption process, however if the father does not wish to be involved, there are steps that the Adoption Alliance can take to ensure a legal adoption.

YES. The Adoption Alliance will present you with prospective parent profiles and you will have the opportunity to select the perfect adoptive family based on your preferences for your child. These profiles will provide you a glimpse into each family’s personality, lifestyle and values. To see some of our available families click here. If you are not comfortable selecting an adoptive family, we are happy to choose a family for you.

The Adoption Alliance has a very extensive screening process for prospective adoptive parents to ensure that you have the best families to choose from. In this process all adoptive parents have to pass background checks, complete a thorough in home evaluation, submit letters of reference and proof of financial security. If you want to know more about the adoptive family, we will arrange for you to meet and talk to the adoptive parents prior to placement. As the birth mother, you ultimately choose who raises your baby.

YES! It is very important to make an adoption plan that is comfortable for you during your pregnancy and after the adoption. It is important to choose parents whose ideas about ongoing contact are similar to your own. It is our goal to ensure you know and understand all of your options. Please discuss this with an agency caseworker.

NO. Always remember that you alone are responsible for your future and planning the future of your child. However, in many cases, we find that the adoption process can be less stressful if you are honest with family and friends concerning your decision.

Because every adoption is unique, our experienced and professional staff personalizes each adoption plan to your individual needs. The Adoption Alliance strives to make your adoption experience a positive and rewarding one.

Waiting Families

About Adoption Alliance

The Adoption Alliance is a 501(c)(3), not‐for‐profit, charitable organization founded in 1989. The agency received its provisional license in January 1989 and its permanent license on January 13, 1990. We are licensed in Texas, New York, and Connecticut. We are also authorized to place children in most other states. Because every adoption is unique, the Adoption Alliance staff personalizes each adoption plan. The professionals at the Adoption Alliance take into consideration the individual circumstances and concerns of all parties of an adoption plan.

From all of us at Adoption Alliance, we understand that you’re currently making one of the toughest decisions of your life, and you may find yourself trying to decide between keeping your baby, abortion, and adoption. We hope to answer your questions about adoption and calm your fears as adoption is an amazing opportunity to provide your baby with a beautiful life. Our desire is that you will see that adoption is a positive alternative for an unplanned pregnancy. You are not “giving up your baby”, but providing a bright future for your child by lovingly placing the child with a wonderful family who is prepared to meet the child’s needs. You are also able to choose if you would like to receive photos of the child and receive updates over the years to see your child grow and thrive. You will know that your baby is safe and very loved. While our hope is for adoption to be your choice, first you must determine for yourself if adoption is the right path for you. Our agency staff can review your alternatives and help you decide the best choice for you and your baby. Additionally, during your evaluation process it’s imperative you think about the role the baby’s father will play in the process. If you decide to move forward without the father’s consent we can still work with you, regardless of the relationship you have or don’t have with the baby’s father. However, we do encourage expectant fathers to join in the process. If they choose to not be involved then we ensure the necessary steps are taken for a legal adoption.

Where can I give my baby for adoption?

When placing a child for adoption you are signing over your parental rights to the adoptive family. However, you have full control of the entire process as you are selecting the family to take over the care for your baby. You can even choose the location where the adoptive family comes from because we can facilitate adoptions in Texas and most other states.

Learn about the adoption process

You may be feeling the burden of not only your decision, but also the financial strain accompanying your unplanned pregnancy. You may be asking yourself questions like, “should I be concerned about where to live, how do I pay my bills, and how do I provide the best medical care for myself and my child?” By working with Adoption Alliance, we will ease these hardships because we deeply care for the welfare of you and your baby. As you’re preparing for adoption, we will guide you through every single step of the process. We’ll assist with any money woes and medical bills, as your health and safety are of the utmost importance. You and your adoption professional will sit down and work through key decisions like deciding if adoption is right for you, create a tailored plan to your specific needs, find a perfect adoptive family, foster the type of relationship you wish to have with the adoptive family, prepare you for your hospital stay, and assist in deciding the level of contact you want with your baby after birth. We’ll also guide you through any legal issues regarding laws in Texas or another state as it pertains to your individual situation.

Thoughts to consider for Adoption

Over 150 years ago adoption officially became legal in the United States, and has continually evolved to better serve the best interests of both birth mothers and adoptive families. Today, through the magic of adoption over 135,000 children are adopted in America every year from foster care, private domestic agencies, family members, and foreign countries. The following are a few key statistics about adoption that should encourage you:

  • 1 out of every 25 US families with children have an adopted child
  • 5 million Americans have considered adoption
  • The US adopts more children than any other country
  • 40% of adopted children are of a different race, culture, or ethnicity than one or both of their adoptive parents

While we believe adoption to be a great option and wanted to highlight a few key thoughts to help you in the decision process.

  • Giving your child the opportunity to have the safety and security of a stable home with parents who are ready for the responsibilities of parenting.

Since you personally can select the functional family your baby will be joining, you’re enabling your child to have all the nurturing love, support, and care to guide them into adulthood.

  • Why do families want to adopt?

Most adoptive families are seeking to adopt a child because they have struggled with infertility and they are unable to have biological children. Perhaps they have had a child but cannot have more children and they want to grow their family through adoption. Some families have adopted a child and want their child to have a sibling. Adoptive families feel so blessed and thankful to be selected to raise a child and give the child a healthy and wonderful life.

  • Adoption is a great alternative for an unplanned pregnancy.

In some cases, a birth mother is a single teen parent struggling to provide for herself while working and attending school. For others, the parents are physically or emotionally unable to raise their baby. These parents sacrifice their parental rights in-order-to give a new and better life for their baby. To the relief of these parents, adoptive parents will bear the cost of medical care for the new birth and pay all expenses regarding the legal process. We hope to remind you that you’re not alone and there is no shame associated with wanting the very best for your baby, even if that means you’re not raising them. Loving families are ready and waiting to give your baby the best future possible. Every adoptive parent has completed a home screening, fingerprinting for background checks and has received a child abuse clearance. We verify their health and financial stability before they are approved as “Waiting Parents”. Learn more and speak with our agency staff members who are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at 1-800-626-4324.

The Adoption Alliance is an adoption agency licensed to place children and infants for permanent adoption. The agency staff includes administrative staff, counselors, educators and social workers. Our goal is to build happy families and to assist all parties through the adoption process with professional, caring guidance. The birth mother, birth father or birth family chooses the adoptive parents for their baby through the adoption planning process. Although most of the cases involve infant adoptions, the staff places several older children for adoption each year. The agency handles several types of adoptions and has worked with adoptive parents living throughout the continental United States. We work directly with adoptive parents, attorneys, birth parents, social service agencies and social workers. We understand the adoption process will come with questions and concerns, and we encourage applicants to utilize our resources. Many adoptive applicants are represented by an attorney, with practices limited to adoption, who will provide guidance. Some adoptive parents attend seminars and/or are working closely with a social worker, adoption professional or facilitator. Still, there will be many questions throughout the adoption process. The agency staff welcomes any and all inquiries concerning the agency, its policies or the rules and regulations governing adoption.

Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, The Adoption Alliance is an adoption agency licensed to place infants and children for permanent adoption. The birth mother, birth father, or birth family is empowered to choose the adoptive parents for their baby. Our agency handles different types of adoptions like open adoption, semi-open adoption and closed adoptions, and have worked with loving adoptive parents living throughout the continental United States. Additionally, we work directly with adoptive parents, attorneys, birth parents, social service agencies, and social workers to place children in the best homes so they’ll be provided the brightest future. We fully understand the adoption process will come with questions and concerns, and so we encourage our clients to utilize our resources. Our agency staff welcomes all inquiries concerning our agency, its policies or the rules and regulations governing adoption. Contact us at any time, we are available 24/7. We hope you’ll move forward with Adoption Alliance, as we are committed to building family through concentrated, dedicated, and enduring love, rather than biology.

Adoptive Parent Testimonials

- Alex and Sarah

My husband and I recently adopted a baby boy through the Adoption Alliance, and we could not be happier.  Our experience working with this agency was wonderful.  From the first time we talked to Stacie Wiederin on the phone when she answered every question we could possibly think of; to the day the paperwork was signed with Yolanda Worlds and we left the agency to take our sweet little boy home.... Read More

- Anthony and Mariana

We originally retained a private attorney to guide us in our adoption efforts. After more than a year with very little progress, we began to explore other alternatives.  Our social worker performing our home study recommended Adoption Alliance.  We are so happy that we acted on that recommendation and decided to move forward with this agency. In July 2015 Adoption Alliance accepted our applic... Read More

- Jared and Katherine

I will preface this by saying that I don't feel that I can capture how great this agency was for us in these few words. We spent months searching for the right agency. We researched, we asked around, we interviewed with some and we were almost ready to go with a national agency, when I called Adoption Alliance and talked to Stacie. She spent time going over everything with me. She explained things... Read More

- Scott and Melissa

Words cannot describe how happy we are that we contacted the Adoption Alliance. When the agency was highly recommended by our adoption attorney, social worker, and a family friend (who adopted two children with them) we knew we had to call them! From the first phone conversation with Stacie (the director of client services) we were impressed and comfortable. Stacie always went above and beyond to ... Read More

- Berno and Edwin

In September 2015 we adopted our daughter Iris. We are from the Netherlands and waited 4 years to adopt a child from the USA and finally our dream came true. Through our adoption attorney in New York (Goldstein) we came in contact with the Adoption Alliance (AA) because we were chosen by the biological mother of to be the adoptive parents of his lovely girl. Services they provided were great. T... Read More

- Juan and Maria

The Adoption Alliance is an absolutely wonderful agency with a great staff!! My husband and I had a great experience in adopting with the help of all the staff members, they are all friendly and answered all our questions, they made the adoption process comforting for both of us. We are thankful and blessed to have been able to complete our family because of what the agency did for us.

- Aubri and Adrienne

We're really pleased to recommend the Adoption Alliance and share our positive experience with the agency.  We completed our home study and became parents-in-waiting in June 2016 and we brought our son home in December 2016, so we were really pleased with the time period of 6 months from start to finish.  As a same-sex couple, we had some apprehension about selecting an agency and being selected... Read More

- Reno and Kelly

We've had an amazing experience with Adoption Alliance. We started our research in November of 2014. We called several agencies, getting lots of un-returned phone calls and left with questions not answered until we called Adoption Alliance. I spoke with Stacie who spent the time answering all of my questions through email and phone calls, making our decision by going with their agency very easy. I... Read More

- Adam and Jennifer

My husband and I have adopted two children through the Adoption Alliance and both experiences were positive.  Adopting can be scary and a roller coaster of emotions, but this agency made the process comfortable and set us at ease.  Our wait times were super short - from the time we were approved "parents in waiting" for our first child to the time we brought him home, it only took 4.5 months.  ... Read More

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If you find yourself with an unplanned pregnancy, you may have feelings of shock, denial, and uncertainty. It is not uncommon to feel that your only options are abortion or raising your child on your own. There are other options ‐ the miracle of adoption. Because every adoption is unique, the Adoption Alliance staff personalizes each adoption plan and will guide you through the entire adoption process.

The Adoption Alliance
7303 Blanco Road
San Antonio, TX 78216

1-800-626-4324

adopt@adoptionalliance.com

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