Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach began providing support services to women facing unplanned pregnancies in 1997. By December 2002, APO received its licensed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to provide full adoption services. There were 6 couples in our first intake “class” in February 2003 and the first adoption placement happened in December 3, 2003. It was twins!
In an average year, approximately 8 babies find their adoptive parents through the services of APO. While that might not seem like a large number, we keep the number of waiting to adopt families relatively low – usually 16 or less. Most people want to know how long it takes to adopt. At APO, we tell you to expect to wait at least 18 months after your home study is complete, but honestly, it’s just so hard to tell. Some families have matched with a birthmother after two weeks and other families waited 3 years! Because birth families choose the adoptive families, we just cannot predict. What we can promise, however, is opportunities to be seen by birth families.
The couples who adopt through APO, meet these basic requirements:
- Man and woman who have been married for at least three years
- Both are Christians and members of the same Bible-believing church
- One parent will be a “stay at home” parent (working no more than 20 hours per week outside of the home) for the child’s first three years.
We invite you to read through the full details of our eligibility requirements, which can be found online in our Adoption Information Packet.
If both husband and wife feel they meet our eligibility requirements after reading the entire Adoption Information Packet, we invite you to complete the online “Fact Sheet” using the link on the second to last page of the packet. As the name implies, the “Fact Sheet” provides us with some basic facts about you so we may contact you about the date of our next Adoption Information meeting. These meetings generally occur quarterly and are required for intake into our program. We look forward to working with you on your journey of adoption!