Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Amarillo

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Amarillo, Texas

We prepared this page to provide information for those who are considering adoption and live in or near Amarillo, Texas or in the Potter & Randall County regions.  If you are thinking about giving your baby up for adoption, we have collected information about Crisis Pregnancy Resource Centers to help you confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get affordable prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with a Labor and Delivery department.

If you are in the Potter/Randall County region of Texas and are thinking about adopting a baby, we also have information on this page about home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.

Additional resources for hopeful adoptive parents or expectant mothers and throughout the state of Texas may be found on our Texas State Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Amarillo, Texas

Pregnancy Resource Centers, sometimes also called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are usually not-for-profit clinics where expectant parents may seek assistance to confirm a pregnancy and review and discuss available options.  Most Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not prescribe contraceptives.  Many are united with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. Pregnancy Resource Center serving those in the Potter/Randall County regions that are in or close to Amarillo is:

Hope+Choice Pregnancy Centers (multiple locations)

Affordable Prenatal Care in Amarillo, Texas

Medical clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most areas of family planning, including prenatal care. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. Clinics located in or near to Amarillo, Texas that provide affordable prenatal care for Potter/Randall County residents are:

Northwest JO Wyatt Clinic & Women and Children’s Clinic Southeast
Regence Health Network

Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Amarillo with limited financial resources is provided at Texas Health and Human Services.

Hospitals in Amarillo, Texas

Developing a hospital plan to specify what your wishes are during the time of delivery, is something that we recommend you prepare and provide to the hospital in advance of the baby’s birth. The hospitals with Labor and Delivery Departments serving the Amarillo, Texas region are:

BSA Hazel and Ross Wilson Women’s Center
Childbirth Center at Northwest Texas Healthcare System

Completing the Home Study in Amarillo, Texas

One of the key aspects of every adoption process is the home study assessment.  The purpose of a home study is to confirm the capability and stability of prospective Adoptive Parents to have a child placed into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process usually includes providing documents to confirm information as well as furnishing family history, health and financial information, and personal background. Here are some legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in Amarillo, Texas or the Potter/Randall County regions:

Adoption Answers, Inc.
Adoption Answers, Inc. provides domestic and international home studies for adoptive parents in the state of Texas.

Children’s Connections, Inc.
Children’s Connections, Inc. is a nonprofit organization preparing qualified home studies and reports for all types of adoptions throughout Texas.

Little Flower Adoptions
(214) 363-5117
Little Flower Adoptions has been a licensed adoption agency since 2001. We have assisted hundreds of birth mothers with making an adoption plan for their babies and hundreds of adoptive parents with building their families through adoption.

Become a Foster Parent in Amarillo, Texas

Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Amarillo or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Texas Adoption Resource Exchange or one of the licensed agencies listed below:

A World For Children
Buckner Foster Care and Adoption
The Bair Foundation

Court Information

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Amarillo, Texas area your filing will be submitted to either the Potter County District Court Clerk or the Randall County District Court.

Spending time in Amarillo? Be sure to check out these fun spots!

Harrington House Historic Home
Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
The Cadillac Ranch

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