Adoption - Frequently Asked Questions
What children are available for adoption?
There are approximately 600 children in Central Texas on any given day waiting to be adopted. These are typically older children ages 6-17 and/or sibling groups.
How much does the adoption process cost?
There are no fees associated with the adoption of children from Child Protective Services custody. There may be minimal legal fees associated with adoption consummation.
I do not own my own home. Do I qualify to adopt?
Yes. You do not have to own a home to adopt.
I am single. Can I adopt?
Yes. You can be single or married.
Are services available after adoption finalization?
Yes, post adoption services are available as are a variety of support and networking groups. The goal is to make sure that families have the necessary resources to make this transition as smooth and seamless as possible. In addition, children adopted through the State have access to the state college system at no charge.
I am over 40. Do I qualify to adopt?
Yes. There is no age limit to adoption. Some of the greatest adoptive families are empty-nesters.
Do I have to foster first before I can adopt?
No! If you are interested in adopting a teenager, a sibling group, or any child classified as special needs or hard-to-adopt, you may simply adopt. If you are interested in an infant or a very young child with basic needs, we recommend foster to adopt with a legal risk classification (we can explain this more in-depth, just give us a call).
Where are these children now?
These children are presently in the state’s custody and are in shelters, foster homes, group homes or residential treatment centers throughout Texas.