"I am thinking about placing my baby for adoption in Corpus Christi. Do I have to use an agency in my city? How do I find a family? What does adoption in my city look like?"
Adoption in Corpus Christi has changed a lot over the last hundred years, and there are now a couple of ways to go about placing a child for adoption. Here's two of the most basic ways that women placing children for adoption in Corpus today:
Option 1: Find a family. You can look for a family online through parent profiles. These profiles usually include a letter, some pictures, and occasionally a video. After you've found a family that you're interested in, you can contact them by email or over the phone and set up a time to meet. If you choose to place your child with the family, then the family's adoption agency will help you with all of the legal processes.
If option 1 sounds right for you, you can begin by looking at these parent profiles.
Option 2: Find an adoption agency. There are several agencies in Corpus Christi, and each one will help you in different ways. For example, the Gladney Center for Adoption offers you support with housing, medical, and other living expenses; emotional support through counseling and connections to other mothers who have placed their baby for adoption; career guidance and educational opportunities; and finally assistance with adoption planning, finding a family, and the legality of adoption.
If you think option 2 is the choice for you, you can contact an options counselor today to find out more about placing a child for adoption through an agency.