Overview For Adoptive Parents
General Overview For Adoptive Parents
Once you have made the decision to adopt, your next step is to select an adoption provider. Choosing an adoption agency is an important decision. An agency like the Adoption Alliance can provide guidance, preparation and support throughout the adoption process. An agency can also help you to coordinate with all parties, manage your adoption plan and inform you on what to expect throughout the process.
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. We understand that everyone has different life experiences and situations, which makes every adoption situation entirely different. The Adoption Alliance strives to make your adoption experience a positive, rewarding one. Working with an experienced and professional agency provides valuable services for both adoptive and birth parents.
The agency works with adoptive parents living throughout the continental United States. Our goal is to build happy, functioning families and to assist all parties through the adoption process with professional, caring guidance.
Adoption Counseling for the birth parent(s) and their families is perhaps the most important service we provide. It is generally recognized that young women who receive counseling during their pregnancies are more apt to follow through with their adoption decision. In addition, you will be provided with the background and health information of the birth mother (and the birth father if available). The Adoption Alliance employs a hard‐working, knowledgeable, and caring staff with many years of experience in adoption. We know there will be many questions throughout the adoption process and our staff welcomes any and all inquiries concerning the agency, its policies or the rules and regulations governing adoptions in Texas.
During the adoptive parent’s initial contact, the Adoption Alliance staff gathers general information prior to the information and application packet being emailed to you. Upon review of your application and background clearance, our Director of Client Services will determine whether you meet our criteria and can be accepted as clients of the agency. Once accepted as clients, the Director of Client Services will continue to gather required documentation for your adoption file until you can be approved as “Parents in Waiting”. We will be there for you every step of the way providing guidance.
Everyone involved in an adoption plan understandably has many questions. If your questions are not answered on the website, please call us. Each adoption is handled on an individual basis and, as mentioned, no two adoptions are exactly alike. The Adoption Alliance staff will make this a special time for everyone involved. We would love to help your family with the adoption process.
The Adoption Alliance believes well‐informed adoptive parents will make the best decisions for their families. Let the experienced staff at the Adoption Alliance help your dream of a family become a reality through domestic adoption.