If you are ready to begin the child adoption process, our adoption programs will first help you to make your own adoption plan and see if you prefer an Open, Semi-Open or Closed adoption (vary with the level of connection and confidentiality with the birth parents).
If you’re interested in learning how to adopt a child in Houston, TX, contact us. Below are some important details about our social services agency’s main adoption program types.
What is an Open or Semi-Open Adoption Plan?
An open adoption is a type of adoption in which the birth parents and the adoptive parent(s) have access to varying degrees of each other’s personal information and have an option of contact. It helps maintaining a significant ongoing contact after child placement services. Rainbow of Love has little involvement in this agreement.
A semi-open adoption is similar to an open adoption but the relationship does not include the sharing of identifying information and typically involves the agency as an intermediary for ongoing contact. After child placement services, many semi-open adoptions include mailing photos and letters between adoptive families and birth families, with a program we have called child connect https://www.childconnect.com/. Semi-open adoption is Rainbow of Love’s most successful type of adoption.
What is a Closed Adoption Plan?
Also called “confidential” adoption -and sometimes “secret” adoption - Rainbow of Love makes the adoptive family and the birth parents / baby match. The match is based on desire wishes requested for both the adoptive family and the birth parents.
Records of both parties are kept sealed.
Our Adoptive Families
Our adoptive families are Premium and Private. They come from various backgrounds and work in a wide array of professions. Many of our families have one "stay-at-home" parent and one working parent.