Adoptive Parent Selection Form Adoptive Parent Selection Form Adoptive Parent Selection Form Selecting the Right Family for Your Baby in the Adoption ProcessChoosing a family for your baby is an exciting and significant milestone in your adoption journey. It is important to remember that prospective adoptive families have also gone through a long process to reach this point. Therefore, it is essential to carefully consider the process of connecting with a family. If you are not ready to involve a family in your adoption plan just yet, please discuss this with your Adoption Specialist. Adoption Choices of Texas works diligently behind the scenes to find families that align with your needs, which can sometimes take an extended period of time. We accept all types of families, but the more specific your preferences are, the better we can offer you families that meet your particular criteria. The Adoption Process: Meeting Your New Family Once you have selected a family, we will arrange a Zoom call to help you feel at ease with your first encounter. Following this, we will schedule a face-to-face meeting with the family to facilitate a more personal connection. Your adoption specialists will also be present, along with any family member you wish to have there. You can choose the restaurant for this meeting, and we will make the arrangements for you. Our top priority is ensuring you feel comfortable and supported throughout this journey, and Adoption Choice of Texas is here to make that happen!Name:(Required) First Last Initial Choosing an Adoptive Family:(Required) I would like to select the adoptive family myself. I would like the agency to select a family for me. Type of Family (select all that apply):(Required) Male/Female Couple Male/Male Couple Female/Female Couple Single Male Single Female Select AllOther Children (select all that apply):(Required) Family with biological children Family with adopted children Family with biological and adopted children Family with no children Select AllRace (select all that apply):(Required) Causcasian/White Hispanic/Latino African American/Black Asian East Indian Native American Other Select AllPlease specify "other":(Required) Religion (select all that apply):(Required) Christian Catholic Jewish Spiritual but not religious No religion Other Please specify "other":(Required) Openness BEFORE Placement (select all that apply):(Required) I would like to see profiles of families and select the family myself. I would like to have a conference call with the family before delivery. I would like to visit with the family in person before delivery. I would like to exchange emails and phone numbers before delivery. Openness AFTER Placement (please select open, semi-open, or closed):(Required) Open Adoption: An open adoption can take many forms, but it usually includes exchanging direct contact information with the adoptive parents (phone numbers, email addresses). It can also include the possibility of visiting over the years. In most cases, visits are once a year or less often. Not all open adoptions include visits. Semi-Private/Semi-Open Adoption: A semi-private or semi-open adoption can also take many forms. Usually, this type of adoption includes ongoing contact facilitated by the agency or a third party. For example, the birth parents and prospective adoptive parents may not exchange phone numbers, but they may stay connected through pictures and letters. This type of adoption usually does not include ongoing visits. Closed Adoption: A closed adoption typically involves no contact between the expectant parents during pregnancy and the birth parents after placement with the prospective adoptive family. This type of adoption usually does not include letters, pictures or updates. [Note: Our agency utilizes a computer program to have contact throughout the child’s life (0-18 years) called ChildConnect. This program allows the adoptive parents to place pictures and updates in the portal for you. You have the option of viewing these or deciding not to view them. Each birth parent can have their own login options which allows you to also upload updates and pictures of yourself and other children/family members. No matter what type of adoption you have, we have this available for each birth parent.]Other Preferences:(Required)Was this document filled out with assistance?(Required) Yes No If yes, who assisted?(Required) Expectant Parent Digital Signature:(Required) Today's Date:(Required) MM slash DD slash YYYY By submitting this form, you consent to the transmission of your information over the internet and understand the associated risks.Please check box to acknowledge:(Required) By submitting this form, you consent to the transmission of your information over the internet and understand the associated risks.