If you reside in Austin Texas and are considering adoption as a growing family or as a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, you will want to seek information about adoption laws, resources, and processes. Here you will find this information as it pertains to Austin and the state of Texas, including adoption agencies, home study providers, foster care information, hospitals, and more.
Visit our Texas Guide for additional statewide legal information.
Completing the Home Study in Austin
Whether you choose to adopt an infant, adopt an older child or become a foster parent in Austin, you will be required to complete the Texas home study.
It is important to work with a legally qualified home study provider. To get started on your adoption or foster care home study, contact one of these local home study professionals:
- S.A.F.E. Project
- S.A.F.E. Project (Supportive Assistance for Family Enhancement Project, LLC) has offices in Houston and Austin with a network of more than 125 professionals providing home assessment services.
- 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.
- Adoption Choices of Texas
- Adoption Choices of Texas is a full-service licensed Texas agency with expertise in domestic and international home studies.
- Texas Adoption Home Studies
- 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.
Austin Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals
Your adoption professional will play an important role in the adoption process. Whether you are a prospective birth parent or adoptive family in Austin, your adoption agency or adoption attorney will ensure you receive the services and support you need for a successful adoption.
Here are some Austin adoption professionals near you:
Become a Foster Parent in Austin
To become a foster parent in Austin, couples and individuals must meet all Texas requirements for foster parents, complete the home study and meet the requirements of their chosen foster care professional.
Contact a foster care organization in your area for more information about becoming a foster parent in Austin.
Also be sure to read the information available at Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
Hospitals in Austin
It is up to each expectant mother to create a hospital plan for her stay. If you are pregnant and planning to place your baby for adoption, you will have the opportunity to make decisions about the labor and delivery process, including who will be in the delivery room with you, who gets to hold the baby first, and how much time you spend with the adoptive family.
When you are ready to start making your hospital plan, your adoption agency will communicate with your delivery hospital to ensure everything goes according to your wishes. If you are unsure which hospital to choose, check out the links below.
- Seton Northwest Hospital
- 11113 Research Boulevard
- Austin, TX 78759
- David's Medical Center
- 919 E. 32nd Street
- Austin, TX 78705
- Lakeway Regional Medical Center
- 100 Medical Parkway
- Lakeway, TX 78738
- Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
- 1401 Medical Parkway
- Cedar Park, TX 78613
Adoption is both an emotional journey and a legal process. Visit our Texas Guide for an overview of the types of laws impacting birth parents and adoptive families in Austin.
Your adoption process will be finalized in family court. Feel free to inquire with your county courthouse below:
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