You are in charge. An unexpected pregnancy can make you feel like you aren't, and lack of options can intensify this feeling, but we believe that you are in charge and you should be. This is your body, your baby, and your lives. That's why adoption agencies in Amarillo, TX should offer you options; one agency with a multitude of choices is called the Gladney Center for Adoption.
We like to say that Gladney is the place where hope is born. It's a place for women and children who have nowhere else to turn. The people at Gladney have big hearts, and they want to help you do what's best for your and your baby — whatever that may be. But that requires putting you back in charge. We do this by (1) giving you options, and (2) listening to you.
These are some of the options Gladney offers:
Semi-Open Adoption vs. Closed Adoption. A semi-open adoption involves special exchanges (such as letters, videos, emails, and sometimes visits) between you and your baby that would allow you to get to know them throughout their life. A closed adoption is an adoption where you choose not to communicate with your baby after you place them with their adoptive parents. Either way, the decision is entirely up to you.
Living Arrangement. Gladney has a dorm that houses lots of expectant mothers who are choosing to place their babies for adoption, but (provided it's allowed by state laws) we also are able to offer pregnancy-related expenses if you choose to live at home.
Adoptive Parents. Gladney has a long list of Gladney-approved potential adoptive parents, but you get to pick the ones that are perfect for your baby. Your caseworker will help you get to know the ones that most closely fit your picture of the ideal parents for your baby, but in the end, you make the decision.
Now that you know a little bit more about Gladney's options, why don't you give them an opportunity to do step 2 -- listen to you. You can call one of Gladney's Options Counselors today at 800-452-3639.
Gladney Center for Adoption | 112 SW 8th Ave | Suite 301 | Amarillo, TX | 806-410-3100