Seeking Adoption Information in the SW Fort Worth Area

Updated on November 13, 2008
S.H. asks from Fort Worth, TX
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Hello Ladies,
My husband and I have been looking into adoption. We requested information from Gladney but the cost is somewhat prohibitive. Have any of you moms out there adopted and if so, could you recommend an agency and an attorney? We live in the SW Fort Worth area so anything in the metroplex would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

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H.W.

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Try Focus on the Family at 800-232-6459. They just sent a letter looking for loving parents to help with adopting. I don't know what they can do. I know they don't have the children, but they may know who to contact- since they just sent this letter out. James Daly is the President/ CEO and his name is on this letter. Good Luck.

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L.B.

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Hi, This topic is near and dear to my heart! I adopted twins! A girl and boy. And all of my costs were paid for by the state. I go to St. Michaels Catholic Church in Bedford they have just started a program for adoption. Give them a call. Ask for Mary Beaumount ###-###-####. Good Luck!

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M.S.

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Hi Mussette,

My husband and I are working with the Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth. They do foster-to-adopt programs. They host an informational session once/month. The only cost is your time to get trained. They are a very reputable agency.

http://www.lenapopehome.org/how-we-can-help/foster-care.aspx

Peace,
M.
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C.B.

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Good morning. My husband & I are currently with Inheritance Adoptions in Witchita Falls. We absoultely love them and couldn't be happier. We have several friends that have used them and they come highly recommended. If you would like to talk please feel free to contact me at anytime as I have researched agencies within Texas, Florida, & Arkansas for the last year. We are 27 yrs old, married for 2 out of the 7 we have been together and live in South Fort Worth.

Have a great day,
C.
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B.S.

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Musette,
We adopted quite a few years ago and used an agency in San Antonio called Adoption Services Associates. There have been some changes since that time but the agency still operates for both domestic and international adoption.

Our adoptions were not inexpensive once you add in agency fees, last trimester support for the birthmother (not sure on the status of this now), travel etc. That said, there are tax breaks now I believe. In addition, for our first adoption we gook out a home equity loan to pay the costs up front and paid it off over two years. There are usually ways to come up with the money and with domestic adoption you have a somewhat better sense of what things will cost than with international adoption. In addition, you don't have the large travel costs.

Finally, the cost of the adoptions pales in comparison to the joy of raising our children. On a lighter note, now that our children are teens the costs of adoption seem low compared to auto insurance, college etc.!

Good luck and feel free to contact me privately if you need more information.

B.

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D.G.

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Our family has used Covenant Kids in Arlington and found it to be very good. They work with CPS to place adoptable children birth through teenage. Because the children are from CPS the cost is minimal and many costs such as medical are covered for you until the adoption is final. I believe Covenant Kids is about to start private adoptions also. www.covenantkids.org

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B.F.

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This is so near and dear to my heart. We have 2 children that were both adopted. Like Constance B I highly recommend Inheritance Adoptions in Wichita Falls. They are a small Christian agency. Our son (the 2nd adoption) was adopted through that agency in May 2007. I LOVE the care that the show the birthmothers. They genuinely care for the birthmoms. They were so wonderful to us. We live in Mansfield and it was a 2 hr. drive up 287. So, it is really not that far.

Our first adoption was through Hope Cottage in Dallas. Our counselor was absolutely wonderful and it was also an unbelievable experience. The HUGE difference there is the cost. And, you know I could never put a "price tag" on a baby. BUT, Hope Cottage is in Dallas and it was twice as much as Inheritance. I don't think that one agency did a "better" job over the other. However, I did like the fact that Inheritance Adoptions is openly Christian.

I wish you the best.
Please email me if you have any questions
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V.B.

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My daughter was the transitional care mom for 26 Gladney babies and was instrumental in 2-3 families in our church going ahead with adoptions with Gladney when they saw her with these special babies.
What they don't tell you is if you will consider a baby at risk or mixed background, they do not cost as much. Also the at risk just means, in most cases, that the biological mother took drugs at some point and the baby is tested, usually to find that there is no risidual effect at all on their development.
You might consider one from another state,too. friends of ours have already paid the fee of 10,000 and are waiting for one from California.
Blessing on you for what you want to do.
V. B.

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E.H.

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I would try Catholic Charities in Dallas. I believe they also have an office in Fort Worth but work primarily out of the Dallas office. I have worked with them was adopted through them and also placed a child through their services years ago. I have heard that Gladney is not the best agency (from the birthmothers point of view) so I am not a big proponent of their services. On another note, I really don't think that the price of adoptions should be something that just everyone can afford. If you are worried about the cost of adoption, perhaps you are not financially stable enough to care for another child. Good luck and God bless.

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