|Many people feel if they have an Independent or Private adoption (without an agency) that they will have more control. This is not correct, as you will see in the Benefits comparison Chart below and can lead to many serious problems in the Birthparents' future relationship with the adoptive parents as well as the safety of the child.
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|BENEFITS COMPARISON CHART || || |
| ||Agency ||Non-agency |
| ||Unlimited counseling ||yes ||no |
| ||Approved living expenses paid ||yes ||no* |
| ||Legal and medical paid ||yes ||yes |
| ||Select adoptive family ||yes ||yes |
| ||Open adoption ||yes ||yes |
| ||Adoptive family thoroughly screened before placement of child ||yes ||no |
| ||Help working out future relationship || || |
| ||Visits, letters, pictures, etc. ||yes ||no |
| ||Adoptive parenting education ||yes ||no |
| ||Supervision of the adoption for a minimum of 6 months ||yes ||no |
||Birthparents rights protected
||yes ||no |
|*It is a third degree felony to accept any "thing of value for the possession of a child for the purpose of adoption"(Texas Family Code). This would include anything other than legal and medical expenses unless received through a licensed Child Placement Agency. |
|FACTS RELATING TO PARENTING |
| ||Estimates based on the national averages |
| ||Child Care $3,000-4,500 per year. |
| ||Diapers $1,600 per year. |
| ||Formula $900.00 to $1,200 per year. |
| ||Cost of raising a child to the age of 18 - $230,000. |
| ||Total average income for two working parents with a college education - $80,000 per year. |
| ||Total average income for two working parents with a high school education - $41,000 per year. |
| ||Total average income for two working parents without a high school education $25,000 per year. |
| ||Money issues are the leading cause for divorce. |
WHO WE ARE
AdopTexas, a Texas non-profit licensed child placing agency offers free birthmother services to women who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. These courageous women who are pregnant and considering adoption for their baby are looking for the best adoption agency in their area, one that they can trust to help them while they are facing one of the most important decisions of their lives; placing a baby for adoption. AdopTexas, has an excellent record since 1981, which can be verified, of helping women who are pregnant and need help in their local Texas area finding reputable adoption services for Texas birthmothers, whether it is a teenage pregnancy or an adult who is considering giving a child or a baby up for adoption also known as making an adoption plan for their baby.
When a birthmother calls with the request, “Help me find a loving family to adopt my baby”; AdopTexas will help them where they are currently residing in Texas cities such as:
Austin, Aransas Pass, Baytown, Beaumont, Bellville, Brenham, Bryan-College Station, Cameron, Caldwell, Clear Lake, Cleveland, Conroe, Corpus Christi, Cypress Fairbanks, El Campo, Freeport, Friendswood, Galveston, Georgetown, Houston, Huntsville, Katy, Killeen, LaGrange, Livingston, Nacogdoches, New Braunfels, Palacios, Richmond, Rosenberg, Rockport, Round Rock, San Antonio, San Marcus, Seabrook, Sealy, Seguin, Texas City, Tyler, Victoria, Waco, and all the small cities in between.
If you are a birthmother of any age who is pregnant, scared, confused and needs help or would just like to talk, call AdopTexas now at phone # 1-800-392-5969 and talk to Charlotte for the Best Licensed Free Birthmother Adoption Services in your area.
Do not trust one of the most important decisions of your life to a non-licensed person or organization who advertises in a misleading manner that they are an agency in Texas when they are neither in Texas nor licensed. For the safety of your baby always check the facts!