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Are There Requirements for Adoption in Texas? [You Can Always Choose Adoption]

How You Can Find the Perfect Adoptive Family in Texas

There are no requirements for putting a child up for adoption in Texas. Regardless of your circumstances, the perfect adoptive family is waiting.

We often get asked, "Can you put a baby up for adoption in Texas?" And, "What are the requirements for putting a baby up for adoption in Texas?"  

We've put together this guide to answer your questions about adoption, the concern for requirements and whether or not families are looking to adopt children from difficult circumstances

You can always get more information by calling 1-800-ADOPTION to speak to one of our adoption specialists. As you continue through the following information, you'll discover that you never have to worry about choosing adoption and finding the perfect family for your baby when you work with our agency. 

Requirements for Putting a Child Up for Adoption 

It's perfectly understandable for you to be concerned about potential qualifications to put a child up for adoption. Circumstances in life can be difficult, and you may wonder whether or not adoption is an option for you.  

Are you ready for some good news? 

Not only is adoption always an option for you but there are no requirements for putting a child up for adoption in Texas.  

We're here to make sure you know no matter your background or what you're struggling with in life, we are here to help you find a fantastic adoptive family for your child. 

"Can I give my baby up for adoption in Texas? 

Yes! We work with hundreds of adoptive families that are ready to give your baby a wonderful home. If you've determined parenting isn't an option, you can make the brave, loving and heroic choice of adoption in Texas

Birth mothers like you are often worried about the requirements to put a baby up for adoption. When you call 1-800-ADOPTION and get connected to one of our adoption specialists, you can breathe easy knowing adoption is always an option. 

Anyone Can Choose Adoption [We're Ready to Help You] 

You aren't the first and certainly won't be the last birth mother experiencing difficult circumstances leading you to consider adoption for your baby

We've helped thousands of birth mothers complete adoptions, and never once have we passed judgment on their decision. Why? Because we think you're making one of the most loving decisions a mother can make for her child.  

Many of us are adoptive parents, birth mothers and adoptees, so we know what you're going through. We also know how life-changing adoption can be not only for you and your child but for a lucky adoptive family dreaming of the chance to adopt a child.  

Take it from our owner Scott Mars, founder of American Adoptions and an adoptee himself.   

"My mom and dad were a couple who weren't able to become a mom and dad without adoption. Of all people in this world, my mom and dad deserve to be parents. And without adoption, they would not have been able to share their love, share their life, and give someone the life that I had.       

"Because of adoption, my life was filled with love and opportunity."  You can watch Scott's video to see his entire adoption story. 

We have experience working with birth mothers in different circumstances. We can provide you with specific examples of how adoption is still possible and why you never have to worry about meeting requirements for putting a child up for adoption. 

Can You Put a Baby Up for Adoption in Texas if You're a Minor? 

Yes. If you feel adoption is right for you, your age doesn't preclude you from choosing adoption.  

Facing an unplanned pregnancy as a minor is scary, which is why we are here to provide you with the support and counseling you need to complete an adoption in Texas. Additionally, we can help with housing, medical care, legal representation and financial assistance for pregnancy-related living expenses. 

If you're underage and considering adoption, call us today at 1-800-ADOPTION to find out how you can start your Texas adoption journey and find the perfect family for your baby. We are here to support you every step of the way. 

It's important to remember that there are no rules for giving your child up for adoption in Texas just because you're a minor. We can help you, as we have for many underage birth mothers before you, like Autumn, who placed her child for adoption at a young age. 

"I was still young and had so many goals I wanted to accomplish. I wanted to go to school and get an education, and I also wanted the baby to have a father figure and not a broken family," Autumn said. "I decided to look into adoption. I contacted American Adoptions and was assigned a great social worker that helped me out with my situation. I was allowed to choose the terms of the adoption and pick the family and meet them before the baby was born." 

Your adoption specialist can also provide you with information on birth parent scholarships that can help you continue your education. We can't wait to help you experience the loving and heroic journey of finding a family for your baby through adoption in Texas

Can I Give My Baby Up for Adoption if I'm Homeless? [How We Can Help with Housing] 

Yes. Whether you're homeless or have an unstable or inconsistent living situation, you can still choose adoption in Texas. 

When deciding what option is best for your unplanned pregnancy, housing instability is a significant consideration. Because you deserve to be completely comfortable during your pregnancy, we will help you find a long-term living situation when you work with our agency. 

Kara was a birth mother experiencing homelessness but found our agency and immediately received the support she needed. 

"I came to American Adoptions about six months into my pregnancy, homeless and afraid. They immediately helped me by sending me some families to choose from," Kara said. "I would recommend American Adoptions to anyone alone, afraid, or in need of an option. Adoption was the best decision for me."   

You can get more information on how we can help find you a better living situation by calling 1-800-ADOPTION.

Remember, there are no requirements for putting a child up for adoption in Texas, so if you're experiencing homelessness or an unsafe environment at home, we can help. 

Are There Requirements to Put a Baby Up for Adoption if I'm Struggling with Addiction? 

Struggling with addiction can make parenting impossible. If you're battling addiction problems, adoption is still an option for you, and there are no requirements to put a baby up for adoption in Texas. 

We can not only help you create an adoption plan and find a family for your baby. We can also provide you with resources to get healthy emotionally and physically. 

Contact one of our adoption specialists today to get more information on adoption in Texas and how you can get a fresh start in life. 

Can I Put My Baby Up for Adoption if I'm in Jail? 

Yes. Because raising a child while in prison isn't possible, adoption is a decision that gives your child the opportunity to go to a family and home capable of providing a safe and nurturing environment. 

Temporary guardianship with a friend or family member is an option some birth parents consider. Unfortunately, you may not be able to guarantee when you would be able to parent your child. You also have no control over what happens to your infant while in prison. 

Upon release from prison, do you have the resources and stability needed for raising your child? Do you trust the temporary guardian to care for your baby responsibly while incarcerated?  

These are essential questions to ask when weighing a temporary guardianship and adoption.  

Through adoption, you are in complete control of the entire process, including which family you choose and the level of contact you wish to have with the adoptive family

This level of control over your adoption in Texas means you get to decide what happens with your baby.  

Heather and her husband found themselves in a difficult position in life. They decided parenting was not an option and made the choice of adoption.   

"When I found out that I was pregnant with Luke in 2006, I knew I could not care for another child. I was alone, scared and very worried about what the future held for my unborn baby, my children and me," Heather said. "My husband and I had made some bad decisions that affected our whole family. He was incarcerated at the time of the adoption, and I knew Luke was going to be better off with a different family." 

Just because you're in jail, there are no requirements for putting a child for adoption in Texas. 

Can You Give a Baby Up for Adoption if You're Not a U.S. Citizen? 

Your citizenship status doesn't prevent you from placing your child for adoption in Texas. You also don't have to worry about the legalities of giving a baby up for adoption if you aren't a U.S. citizen

You won't get in trouble for choosing adoption in Texas as a non-citizen because your information remains confidential when you work with our agency. 

You can get more information on how to place your baby for adoption with our agency and how we can help you find the perfect family by calling 1-800-ADOPTION. We also have translators on hand if needed. 

Can I Give Up My Baby for Adoption in the Military? 

As a member of the military, you might be asking, "Who can put a baby up for adoption?" 

We're happy to tell you can not only place your child for adoption, but we would be proud to help you do so. 

Whether stationed in the U.S. or abroad, we can help you create an adoption plan for your child and find an amazing adoptive family. You can also find fellow military members to adopt your child if you prefer, as we work with both active-duty and non-military couples. 

As a military member, you don't have to worry about the rules of giving a child up for adoption in Texas. You have the same adoption opportunities as non-military birth mothers, and we can't wait for the chance to help guide you through the loving and heroic decision of adoption

Call 1-800-ADOPTION to get more information on how we can help you begin your adoption journey as an active-duty military member.  

What are the Legalities of Giving a Baby Up for Adoption in Texas When CPS is Involved? 

Adoption is an option for your baby, even if CPS has an open case on another child. If this is your situation, adoption may be the best decision you can make for your baby. 

However, suppose CPS has an open case on the baby you're considering placing for adoption. In this case, you are unable to do so until your case has been closed. 

Wouldn't you rather have control over placing your child for adoption and finding the perfect family before CPS gets involved? 

If CPS takes custody of your baby, you won't be able to make the adoption decisions for him or her. Call one of our adoption specialists at 1-800-ADOPTION today to create an adoption plan for your baby and have complete control over the adoption process and choosing the adoptive family

Are You Ready to Create a Better Future for Your Baby? 

This guide has helped you better understand that no matter your circumstances, there are no requirements for putting a child up for adoption. 

Difficult circumstances in life make parenting impossible. We're here to help you create a better future for everyone involved through adoption in Texas. 

So, who can put a baby up for adoption? Anyone that feels as though adoption is the right choice. Suppose your circumstances don't allow for parenting your child. In that case, we can help you create an adoption plan based on your every need and find an adoptive family ready for the opportunity to give your baby a loving home. 

Our adoption specialists are ready to help you have a fantastic adoption experience like Brittnee did during her adoption

"I was lucky enough to find American Adoptions, who immediately took some of that weight away by walking me through the steps and supporting whatever decision I made. They sent me several wonderful profiles of hopeful parents, and I just knew right off when I found the right one. They were the perfect family, the type of family I had pictured for myself as I looked forward to my future." 

Call 1-800-ADOPTION to get your adoption in Texas started today! 

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