Midland Adoption, Home Studies and More
As one of the leaders in domestic, open adoption, our caring coordinators provide one-on-one support and many other resources such as access to articles, webinars, counseling, podcasts, and referrals.
Help for Pregnant Women in Midland
Have you just found out you are facing an unexpected pregnancy in Midland, TX? Are you feeling confused and unsure of what you should do? Modern, open adoption may be an option you may not have thought of or know much about. An adoption coordinator at Lifetime Adoption can explain open adoption and help you make an adoption plan, and help you get access to the resources you need. For all the help and information you need, just call or text our Lifetime Adoption coordinators 24 hours a day.
Modern, open adoption is a truly loving choice if parenting is not the best option for you and your baby. Open adoption allows you to make the choices for yourself and your baby. Decisions such as who will adopt your baby and how much contact you want in the future is up to you.
When choosing adoption, you can also receive help with unexpected expenses that may come along with your unplanned pregnancy. In the Midland area, your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will make sure you have all the resources and assistance you need with pregnancy-related expenses. While you are pregnant and up until two months after the birth, you are eligible to receive assistance for doctor appointments and more!
Adoption is not only for newborns. You may be struggling to raise your toddler or young children and would like them to have a chance at a different life. Lifetime Adoption can help by connecting you with Lifetime adoptive families who are excited to grow their families through the adoption of a toddler, sibling group, older child, or special needs child.
There are many reasons a parent decides adoption may be best for their child, and at Lifetime, we understand that the first call to a Midland adoption agency can be hard. When you call or text Lifetime Adoption, you will be connected with an understanding and non-judgmental adoption coordinator. You will find the information and support you need during the adoption process and after.
Adoption Help in Midland
- Lifetime Adoption family profiles
- Maternity clothes, labor bags, toiletries, and more
- Professional and Peer Counseling
- 24/7 access to adoption coordinators
- Assistance for pregnancy-related expenses
- Additional support such as counseling after the adoption is final
- And so much more!
Adoption Counseling in Midland
You can also speak to a peer counselor who is a birth mother who has been through the adoption process. Peer counselors are also available at no cost. Your peer counselor will understand your situation and can offer advice.
Maternity Hospitals in Midland
- Who would you like in the room with you when you go into labor?
- Would you like the doctor or one of the adoptive parents to cut the umbilical cord?
- Will you hold and feed the baby first or the adoptive parents?
- Will you leave the hospital before or after your baby does?
Your hospital plan will be shared with the hospital staff and adoptive family by your adoption coordinator. Everyone will understand your wishes.
In the Midland area, the hospital with labor and delivery services is:
Your hospital plan is important but don’t worry if you change your mind about any of your choices or if anything unexpected happens. Lifetime Adoption coordinators are very experienced and can help work through any situation.
More Helpful Resources for Pregnant Women in Midland
If you are homeless or experiencing domestic violence, you need to find safe housing right away. Here are some resources for women’s shelters in Midland and the surrounding area:
If you are currently pregnant or are the mother of young children and are struggling with hunger issues, the WIC program is a resource for you. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children and provides an EBT card to purchase healthy food such as milk, fruit, eggs, cheese, whole grains, and vegetables. They can also offer referrals to local services. Learn more by visiting their website:
It is vital to find a treatment center if you are struggling with addiction. Professionals at the treatment center can offer treatment options for your addictions. For example, if you have an addiction to prescription drugs or opiates, it can be risky to abruptly stop using drugs, especially if you are pregnant. A professional treatment center can offer medications, (like methadone and suboxone) along with counseling to help you overcome your addiction safely. These medications can slowly wean you off opiates in a safe manner for you and for your baby. This along with counseling can help you deal with your addiction. Here are a few resources in Midland:
If you are in need of any additional resources just contact a Lifetime Adoption coordinator who will assist you by providing confidential help with any issues, needs or concerns you have. We can help with pregnancy verification, transportation, maternity clothes, prenatal care, rent, and more. Call or text today.
How to Start the Adoption Process in Midland
Let’s get the adoption process started. It’s simple. Just call or text Lifetime Adoption and speak with a coordinator or fill out the contact form for more information. Your adoption coordinator will explain the adoption process and make sure you have access to the resources you need. A Lifetime Adoption coordinator will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide the support you need.
You can look at Lifetime Adoptive family profiles online, and your adoption coordinator can send you some in-depth profiles of families that will match your preferences. You can also view personal letters, watch video messages, and when you find a family or families you are interested in, you can connect with them.
To look through Lifetime Adoptive family profiles online, click here. Every birth parent has some preferences as to what is important in an adoptive family for their child. For example, you may want a family with children already or not, a family that lives in the city or country, a family that travels or that puts a high value on education. It is up to you.
Other Paths to Adoption in Midland
Temporary foster care may be a good choice, but remember, every option has pros and cons. In foster care placement situations, you will probably not be able to choose who your baby is placed with or what contact you can have when this happens.
One other option is kinship or relative adoption. You may have a family member who says they are interested in adopting your child. This can be a great solution; however, there are pros and cons you will want to consider. Relative adoption can cause strain in a family because of boundary issues and expectations by all parties.
Go over all your options with a Lifetime coordinator or a counselor who can explain the pros and cons of each choice.
Adopting in Midland
Are you in the Midland, TX area and are thinking about growing your family through adoption? If you are considering adopting a newborn or a child up to the age of six, you can reach out to us at 727-493-0933.
You probably have a lot of questions and the adoption coordinators at Lifetime Adoption are ready to share with you how open adoption works and to answer all of your questions.
Our highly experienced and caring adoption coordinators are experts at matching birth parents with adoptive parents. With amazing adoption resources and materials at their fingertips, you will have access to professional referrals, educational resources, and one-on-one support, so your adoption dreams come true.
If you are in the Midland area and would like more information, please fill out our free online adoption application.
Begin the Adoption Process
Let’s get your adoption journey started! Simply fill out our Lifetime Adoption online application. Once filled out, the application will be reviewed, and then you will be contacted by a Lifetime coordinator. Filling out the application does not obligate you in any way, and, in addition, it is free. It will give you the opportunity to find out more about the open adoption process.
Adoption Attorneys in Midland
Home Study Services in Midland
Your home study will require fingerprinting for a background check, and you will need to provide the following:
- Proof of marital status such as a marriage certificate.
- Medical Statement from your doctor attesting that you are healthy both mentally and physically
- Financial and Employment Statements, such as pay stubs and tax documents
- Three written character references
The home study process involves a home study social worker visiting your home and interviewing everyone who currently lives in the home. She will confirm your home is safe for a child and will ask about your parenting beliefs, marriage, and family views. Your social worker will also conduct the mandatory follow-up visits with you after you take your child home.
Finalization of Adoption at Court
In Texas, adoption law mandates that the birth mother must wait 48 hours after the birth before legally signing the adoption papers. The baby is then placed in the adoptive parent’s custody for at least six months, during which time the home study social worker will schedule five post-placement visits. A finalization hearing at the courthouse will be scheduled when these visits are complete to finalize the adoption.
Finalization will occur at Midland County Courthouse. After the judge confirms your adoption documents are in order, and your home study is complete, a judge will issue the final adoption decree. Time to celebrate!
Other Paths to Adoption
Midland International Adoption Agencies
You may be considering international, which is another adoption option. Generally, this will involve an older child, toddler, or special needs baby. Take time to research the different international adoption agencies to be sure they have a successful history of adoption in the country of your choice. The political climate, laws, and social norms are different for every country and can affect the adoption process.
Some agencies that specialize in international adoption:
Foster Care Adoption
To qualify to be a Texas foster parent, you will need to:
- Must have completed a home study.
- Be at least 21 years of age.
- Complete the foster-to-adopt application.
- Provide several character references.
- Provide proof documents to prove you are financially stable and responsible.
- Provide information about your background and lifestyle.
- Complete a background check which includes an abuse/neglect check on all adults living in the household.
- Attend mandatory training, which is free that includes issues regarding adopting children who have been neglected or abused, along with parenting instruction.
Another excellent resource for foster-to-adopt is AdoptUSKids. View children hoping to be adopted in the Midland foster care system and other states.
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