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Servicios Para Familias Adoptivas de Texas


Basic Agency Requirements:

​    Prospective adoptive parents must:

  1. Demonstrate a capacity to give and receive affection;

  2. Be able to provide for a child’s physical and emotional needs;

  3. Demonstrate financial management reflecting the ability to meet the needs of a child placed in the home; 

  4. Not have a conviction for any sex offense, offense with violence (assault), or any felony conviction. Misdemeanor convictions will be reviewed on a case by case basis and may be a basis for denial of an application or may require additional services such as a risk assessment;

  5. Be willing to sign a contract setting out the birth mother’s wishes regarding post-adoption photos and letters.



Requisitos básicos de la agencia:


Los futuros padres adoptivos deben:


1. Demostrar capacidad para dar y recibir afeccion;

2. Ser capaz de satisfacer las necesidades físicas y emocionales de un niño;

3. Demostrar una gestión financiera que refleje la capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades de un niño colocado en el hogar;

4. No tener una condena por ningún delito sexual, delito con violencia (agresión) o cualquier condena por delito grave. Las condenas por delitos menores se revisarán caso por caso y pueden ser una base para la denegación de una solicitud o pueden requerir servicios adicionales, como una evaluación de riesgos;

5. Estar dispuesto a firmar un contrato que establezca los deseos de la madre biológica con respecto a las fotografías y cartas posteriores a la adopción.


Esta información se recopilará a través de los solicitantes adoptivos directamente, a través de referencias, a través de un estudio del hogar realizado por un trabajador social autorizado o un abogado profesional autorizado, y por otros medios razonables.


Además, todos los posibles solicitantes deberán someterse a un examen físico para determinar su estado de salud. La edad de los solicitantes se revisa caso por caso.

Home Study Requirements:

​    An adoption home study requires the following:

  1. At least 3 face to face visits between the prospective adoptive parent(s) and the social worker or counselor. Two visits will be in the home and one will be at the Agency’s office.

  2. Criminal background checks (including child abuse clearance, state background check, and FBI clearance) for all persons over the age of 18 years living in the home.

  3. Financial history (including employer letters, pay stubs, income tax returns, etc.).

  4. Physical examination (forms are provided by the Agency to be completed by the physician).

  5. Reference letters.


In addition, other documents and/or forms will be required of the applicants, including but not limited to health home inspection, fire inspection, floor plan, copies of all identifying documents, etc. A list of all requirements is provided to the prospective adoptive family at the first visit. A final evaluation of the information is made in order to determine whether the applicants meet the requirements for approval as adoptive families.


ABC Adoption Agency will conduct a home study for a family that is working with a Hague Accredited Agency on an international adoption. The home study, upon completion, will be submitted to the accredited agency for approval. The basic requirements listed on this website for Home Study Services will be followed. 

Mileage fees are charged for families not residing in San Antonio, Texas.


ABC Adoption Agency provides post-placement supervision to families that may have adopted a child through an out-of-town agency but reside in San Antonio (or surrounding cities). A minimum of 5 post-placement visits are normally required prior to an adoption being granted. Post-placement reports are generated and submitted to your Agency.


ABC Adoption Agency provides home study services for stepparent adoptions. The procedure is very similar to the home study requirements documented herein but pertains mostly to the adopting parent although the birth parent is interviewed and takes an important role in the process.

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