INTERESTED IN ADOPTING A CHILD?

If you are interested in adopting a child, you may want to call these helpful agencies for more information:

-Child Protective Services: (915) 542-4535, ask for Melissa Telles or Melissa Ferguson

-Lutheran Social Services: (915) 598-5410, ask for Jacqueline Sandoval

-Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home: (915) 544-8777, ask for Rowena

ADOPTION V. CONSERVATORSHIP

Are you raising your grandchildren or other relatives?  At some point, you will probably need more than a power of attorney to obtain insurance, enroll them in school, obtain medical help in a crisis, or get a passport.   We can help.   You may be able to obtain legal custody without an adoption.  Legal custody (also called  “managing conservatorship”)  will give you the right to make medical, educational, and other decisions without terminating the parents’ rights.    Conservatorship is labeled “permanent” but can be changed at a later time.   If the parents are not willing to relinquish their parental rights or termination of their rights will be impossible or too costly, conservatorship may be an option.

HELPFUL LINKS

A good overview of the CPS adoption process:

https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/adoption_and_foster_care/children_in_our_care.asp

Another nice overview of CPS adoption + ability to see children available for adoption in Texas:

http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Application/TARE/Home.aspx/Default