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Live in Texas? Thinking About Adopting?

Texas couples interested in adopting a child through Upbring Adoption must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Both parents must be Texas residents and both must currently reside in Texas.
  • At least one of the applicants must be a U.S. citizen.
  • One of the adoptive applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 45 years of age.
  • Couples must be married at least two years prior to application, and provide a marriage certificate.
  • Inability or inadvisability to have a child biologically must be verifiable.
  • Must provide documentation of mental, physical, and emotional health from a medical provider.
  • Must provide authorization for criminal history and background check to Upbring Adoption.
  • Must be financially stable and offer proof of verifiable income.
  • Must agree to a home study in accordance with Texas Dept. of Family & Protective Services (DFPS) standards, which includes both individual and joint interviews with all household members.
  • Must be willing to meet birth parent’s requests for openness.
  • There is a fee based on a sliding scale of income, ranging between $13,000-$36,000.

Adoption Inquiry Form

Click to view/download the Upbring Adoption – Adoption Inquiry Form. Call us at (800) 396-4611 or email us today for more information.

(NOTE: By submitting an inquiry form, you are not committing yourself to this particular program.)

Submit your completed form to:
Lutheran Adoption Services of Texas
Attention: Domestic Adoption
8305 Cross Park Drive
Austin, Texas 78754

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