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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Fort Worth, Texas
This page provides adoption information to those who live in the Fort Worth, Texas area. If you are considering putting your baby up for adoption, we have gathered information about Pregnancy Resource Centers/Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Tarrant County 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 Fort Worth, and the Tarrant County region of Texas 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 Fort Worth, 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 Resource Centers serving Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Texas are:
- Fort Worth Pregnancy Center
- Pregnancy Help Center of Fort Worth
- Pregnancy Lifeline
- Women’s Choice Resource Center
Pregnancy Clinics in Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth, Texas:
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Fort Worth, Texas or the Tarrant County region who have limited financial resources is provided at Texas Health and Human Services.
Hospitals Serving Fort Worth, Texas
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Fort Worth, Texas and the surrounding Tarrant County region that offer Birthing Centers are:
- Baylor Scott & White – Andrews Women’s Hospital
- John Peter Smith Hospital
- Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest
Completing the Home Study in Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth, Texas area:
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 Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Texas Adoption Resource Exchange or one of the licensed agencies listed below:
- ACH Child & Family Services
- 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 Tarrant County where the matter will be filed and heard is the Tarrant County Family Courts.
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