Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming, but an agency counselor can help you weigh all of your options. We know you want the best for your child, and we want what’s best for both of you. If you decide to work with our adoption agency, you will receive the following care and adoption services:
At Adoption Advocates, we are committed to respecting your role in the planning process. If you feel like placing your baby for adoption might be the best choice, schedule an appointment with one of our adoption counselors. She will begin helping you create an adoption plan which will include selecting and meeting an adoptive family, creating a birth and hospital plan, and receiving ongoing counseling and support.
Choosing a family for your child may be one of the hardest decisions you’ll have to make, but Adoption Advocates believes the right adoptive family is waiting for your baby. Our families, mostly located in Austin and Central Texas, come from all backgrounds, religions and ethnicities. We work with couples, families with children, single parents and LGBT couples.
The profiles below are just a few of our approved families. To see if you’re a match with one of these adoptive parents, or learn about additional waiting families, please contact Adoption Advocates at (800) 966-4673 or complete our online information request form.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
An open adoption means that you get to choose the adoptive parents, and you can maintain some degree of contact with them. In an open adoption, you will always be honored as the child’s birth parent, because that’s who you are. In almost all adoption plans, the adoptive parents provide pictures and letters and exchange phone calls with birth parents. Depending on the relationship that develops between you and your adoptive parents, sometimes there is visitation. The most important thing to remember is that an open adoption is what the participants jointly decide that it should be. Open adoption is an informal agreement based on trust and respect.
Parents who adopt from AAI are educated to respect the special bond between the child and the birth mother. By knowing you and receiving information from you, they can raise the child with the truth inherent in his or her beginnings. Although there is no legal guarantee that the adoptive parents will keep in touch, chances are that you will choose a family who you like and trust, and they will be committed to honoring their agreement with you.
The biological father has some rights in relation to the child, and AAI is happy to provide him with free counseling or support to help him through this difficult time. If your relationship with him is not friendly, don’t worry. AAI can handle all communications with the biological father so you don’t have to.
There is a loving adoptive family for every child. There may be factors about your pregnancy that might make for a more difficult placement, but don’t worry. AAI has experience in dealing with all kinds of issues. There is a family for your baby.
It might be hard to imagine that you could love your baby for nine months and then let him or her be raised by someone else. Many of our birth mothers chose adoption because they wanted to give their babies opportunities that they couldn’t provide themselves. If you decide that adoption is the best choice for your child, you will be able to do it. While there will be feelings of sadness and loss, there will also be feelings of joy, awe and pride in what you have done for your child.
Choosing adoption for your baby is not “giving up”. It is making a difficult and brave decision to do what you feel like is best for your child and your family. With open adoption, you will be in control of the process and be able to make decisions that will allow your child to have the future you want for him or her. It is not an easy choice but we will be with you every step of the way.
We know you are a responsible and caring person. Making an adoption plan for your child is a very loving and important decision. As a parent, you are in charge of your decision, and we are here to do whatever we can to help you.
Not sure about adoption yet? That’s OK! It’s a big decision and one you’ll need to weigh carefully. The first step is getting more information and answers to your questions. Complete the form to receive an information packet by email immediately or to request an appointment with one of our expectant parent counselors.
We’re also available by phone 24/7 if you need to talk. Give us a call at (512) 477-1122 with questions. We’ll do everything we can to help you out.