Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Brownsville

Our use of the terms “putting up” or “giving up” does not reflect how we feel about adoptive placement. These terms remain the most widely used search terms for those who are considering adoption for their baby, and we wish to reach all who seek this important information.

Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Brownsville

We prepared this page to provide information for those who are considering adoption and live in or near Brownsville, Texas or in the Cameron County region.  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 Cameron County, 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 Brownsville

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 Centers serving those in the Cameron County region and are in or close to Brownsville are:

New Life Pregnancy Help Center
Planned Parenthood
Pregnancy Resource Centers of the RGV

Affordable Prenatal Care in Brownsville

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 Brownsville, Texas that provide affordable prenatal care for Cameron County residents are:

Su Clinica Brownsville Women’s Health
Valley Baptist Health System Healthy Women’s Centers

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

Hospitals in Brownsville, 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 Brownsville, Texas area are:

Valley Baptist Medical Center
Valley Regional Medical Center

Completing the Home Study in Brownsville

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 Brownsville, Texas or Cameron County:

Adoption Answers, Inc.
800-659-7541
Adoption Answers, Inc. is dedicated to helping adoptive families navigate all the steps of the adoption process and to providing education and support to the families before, during, and after the adoption.

 Children’s Connections, Inc.
(806)745-7995
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.

Texas Adoption Home Studies
(817)924-7173
Texas Adoption Home Studies has been providing adoption home studies for more than 15 years, assisting hundreds of families in completing domestic, embryo, step parent, second parent and relative adoptions throughout Texas.

Become a Foster Parent in Brownsville, Texas

Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Brownsville 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
Giocosa Adoption and Foster Care Services

Court Information

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

Local Attractions

Positioned both on the Gulf Coast and our border with Mexico, the Brownsville, Texas area is rich with things to do. Check out these places of interest:

Boca Chica State Park
Brownsville Historic Museum and the Mitte Cultural District
Gladys Porter Zoo
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
Sabal Palm Sanctuary

 

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