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 Dallas, Texas
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Dallas, Texas. If you are considering giving your baby up for adoption, we have gathered information about Pregnancy Resource Centers/Crisis Pregnancy Centers to assist you to confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with birthing centers.
For those in the Dallas region who wish to adopt a baby, further below on this page you will find home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.
Additional resources for expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents in other areas throughout the state of Texas may be found on our Texas Guide.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Dallas, 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. Many Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives. Most are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation.
Pregnancy Clinics in Dallas, Texas
Pregnancy Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. There are several providers of affordable prenatal care in Dallas:
- Deharo-Saldivar Health Center/Parkland Women and Children’s Specialty Health
- Foremost Family Health Centers
- Hatcher Station Women’s Health Center
- Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic
- Vickery Health Center
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Dallas with limited financial resources is provided at Texas Health and Human Services.
Hospitals Serving Dallas, Texas
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Dallas and the surrounding region that offer birthing centers are:
- Baylor University Medical Center
- Dallas Medical Center
- Methodist Dallas Medical Center
- Parkland Hospital
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Completing the Home Study in Dallas, Texas
The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents to receive a child into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process generally includes collection of information with questions about family history, health and financial information, and personal background. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. Here are some home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Dallas:
Little Flower Adoptions
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
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 Dallas, Texas
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in or near Dallas, Texas or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Texas Adoption Resource Exchange or one of the licensed agencies listed below:
- Buckner Foster Care and Adoption
- CK Family Services
- Jonathan’s Place
- Passage of Youth Family Services, Inc.
- Pathways Youth and Family Services
The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Texas, the courthouse in Dallas County where the matter will be filed and heard is the George L. Allen, Sr. Court Building.
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