Adoptive Parent Pre-Application
Thank you for your interest working with Texas Adoption Center. This pre-application will help us determine if our agency is a good fit for your adoption plan. Please take a moment to fill out this form. Every Monday, our team staffs all new prospective adoptive parents who have completed this form. Following our staffing, you will be contacted by our Family Services Coordinator.
How did you hear about Texas Adoption Center?
Are you working with an Adoption Consultant? If so, which consultant group?
About the Applicant(s)
If married or in a relationship, please fill out the information for
Applicant's Residence (City, State)
In a relationship
Length of Relationship (if applicable)
Applicant(s) Occupation & Annual Salary
Applicant(s) Religious Affiliation (if applicable, are you actively involved in a church or faith community?)
How Many Children Do You Have?
Do you have a home study completed?
It's in process
Please upload a copy of your home study.
Adoption Plan- Child Preferences
Please check ALL of the options you are open to in regard to openness in the relationship, race/ethnicity, substance exposure during pregnancy, and gender.
Open Adoption: This is the most common choice for expectant mothers making an adoption plan. The adoption is “open” because the expectant mother will pick the family, she’ll get to know the family, and she’ll have a plan for an ongoing relationship. The relationship starts building before delivery. The expectant mother and the prospective adoptive parents typically exchange direct contact information, such as phone numbers and email addresses. After delivery, the birth mom spends time with you and the baby at the hospital, depending on how she’s feeling. After placement, you will have an ongoing relationship with the birth mom through direct contact (phone calls, texts, emails) and visits. In many open adoptions, the visits are annual.
Semi-Open Adoption: This is another common option. The expectant mother picks the family and may decide to meet the family and build a relationship before delivery. After the baby is placed, the contact is mostly through pictures and letters, and there are usually no personal visits or direct contact. That is why this kind of adoption is called “semi-open.”
Closed Adoption: CLOSED ADOPTION: This kind of adoption is less common and very few cases result in a fully closed adoption. In some cases, the expectant mother will ask the agency to choose a family on her behalf. After the family is chosen, the expectant mom typically won’t meet or have a relationship with the family. There are usually no updates, pictures, letters, or contact between the birth mother and the adoptive family.
If an open adoption is determined, are you willing to honor annual visits with the birth family anywhere in the state of TX?
Race/Ethnicity (Child Preferences)
Substance Exposure (Child Preferences)
Prescription Opioids (methadone)
Gender (Child Preferences)
Short Answer Questions
Please answer the following questions so we can get to know you better.
Please share your motivation for wanting to adopt:
Please describe your thoughts towards an expectant mother choosing to place her child for adoption:
Please discuss your thoughts on open adoption:
How well do you respond to stressful situations or moments where you have limited control?
Is there anything else you would like to share about your adoption journey?
Please upload a copy of your profile book (if completed) or a photo of your family.