Whether you are considering adoption for your baby or you are a hopeful adoptive parent, there are many resources available to you in Dallas and the surrounding Dallas-Fort Worth area. Below is useful information to research adoption in Dallas, Texas, or surrounding Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington region, including adoption and foster-care agencies, pregnancy resource centers, clinics and hospitals.
For more information about adoption throughout the state, visit our Texas Guide.
Completing the Home Study in Dallas
Every potential adoptive or foster parent must undergo a home study. The home study is an investigation of prospective parents to ensure that they are ready to adopt and that their home is suitable to receive a child. The home study process includes criminal records checks, financial and health statements, personal interviews, and more.
To get started, or just to learn more, visit our home study page or contact a legally qualified home study provider in Dallas, or the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area of Texas:
Adoption Answers, Inc.
(817) 729-4378Adoption Answers, Inc. provides domestic and international home studies for adoptive parents in the state of Texas.
Children's Connections, Inc.
(806) 745-7995Children's Connections, Inc. is a nonprofit organization preparing qualified home studies and reports for all types of adoptions throughout Texas.
Little Flower Adoptions
(214) 363-5117Little 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) 924-7173Texas 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
Stable and nurturing homes for children who are dependents of the foster care system are always needed. If you are interested in becoming a resource family for a foster child in or near Dallas, you may find information at the Texas Adoption Resource Exchange or by contacting one of these foster care professionals serving Dallas and the surrounding Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area:
- Buckner Foster Care and Adoption
- CK Family Services
- Jonathan’s Place
- Passage of Youth Family Services, Inc.
- Pathways Youth and Family Services
For more information about foster care throughout Texas, visit our Texas Guide or the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
Pregnancy Resource Centers
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 distribute contraceptives. Most are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. Pregnancy Resource Centers (or Crisis Pregnancy Centers) located in or near to Dallas, Texas, or in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area are:
Pregnancy Clinics and Low Cost Clinics
Pregnancy Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of pre-natal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. Pregnancy clinics in Dallas, Texas that serve the metropolitan Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area are:
- 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
Hospitals in Dallas
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans during the time of baby’s birth, or have other inquiries. Hospitals in Dallas, Texas and the surrounding Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington region are listed below:
- Baylor University Medical Center
- Dallas Medical Center
- Methodist Dallas Medical Center
- Parkland Hospital
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Hopeful adoptive parents and pregnant women considering adoption in Dallas commonly have questions about local adoption laws, qualifications and processes. Adoption laws are determined by the state and can be found on our Texas Guide page
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:
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