While healthcare access in Texas might be limited, there are some organizations – including clinics, nonprofit organizations, and adoption agencies – doing great work.
If you need reproductive healthcare care of any kind, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, Inc. offers services, including adoption referrals, in many Texas communities.
If you are pregnant or have recently given birth and live in a household at or below 185% of the federal poverty income level, you may qualify for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Citizenship is not a requirement for WIC services.
For women looking to place a child through adoption or for families seeking to adopt a child, the Texas Adoption Resource Exchange (TARE) includes a comprehensive listing of adoption agencies operating in the state.
Texas also has a Safe Haven or Baby Moses Law, under which unharmed infants under 60 days may be given up for adoption anonymously provided such infants are left at a designated safe haven, such as a hospital, police station, fire station, or emergency medical services (EMS) station.
The Woman’s Right To Know Directory (link to PDF) includes county-by-county listings of pregnancy centers, clinics, adoption agencies, and other resources.