Putting up a baby for adoption in Austin
Thinking of giving your baby up for adoption?
If you are considering adoption for your baby, we are here to support and assist you as you explore your options. We try not to use terms like “put up” or “give up” because those words have nothing to do with how we feel about the courageous choice of adoptive placement. However, these are also the most frequently used search terms for researching adoption and we want this information to reach everyone who needs it.
This page provides you with local resources and information about Pregnancy Resource Centers, Pregnancy Clinics/Family Planning providers, and hospitals in Austin, Texas and Travis County that have birthing centers.
We have additional information and resources for all of Texas on our Texas State Page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in and near Austin, Texas
If you think that you may be pregnant, having it confirmed as early as possible is important for both you and your baby. Pregnancy Resource Centers, sometimes also called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are usually not-for-profit clinics where you can go to take a free pregnancy test. If the test shows that you are pregnant, you can get a document (Proof of Pregnancy) that confirms this. The Proof of Pregnancy document is needed if you plan to apply for Texas Health Coverage for your prenatal care.
Most Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives. Many are connected to pro-life organizations, so they are going to encourage you to either parent or consider adoption, however not all are religious. Pregnancy Resource Centers (or Crisis Pregnancy Centers) located in Travis County to assist those in Austin, Texas are:
- Austin LifeCare
- Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center
- South Austin Pregnancy Resource Center
- Trotter House
- Truecare Pregnancy Center
Pregnancy Clinics and Low Cost Clinics Serving Austin, Texas
Pregnancy Clinics have a medical staff and can help you with prenatal care and family planning. They can perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute birth control. Austin, Texas has two clinics that provide prenatal care:
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that you may qualify for can be found at Texas Health and Human Services.
Hospitals in Austin and the Surrounding Area with Birthing Centers
There are two hospitals in Travis County, Texas and in or near Austin that have birthing centers:
Additional Local Resources
If you want to read more about adoption laws and regulations in both the United States and Texas, please visit our Adoption in Texas page.
Adoption Information If You Are Pregnant in Austin, Texas
You may have thought about adoption for your baby, or are still considering it, but are not sure where to start. We are here to assist you if you have questions about adoption or want to explore if it might be right for you and your baby.