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    TxEVER: Texas Electronic Vital Events Registrar

Closed Child-Placing Agencies

The following adoption agencies have closed, and Vital Statistics (VS) now houses their records. If you were adopted by one of these agencies, and your records were provided to VS, you may be able to receive a de-identified copy of your adoption records (the names of your birth parents will not be identified).

You will need to submit a  Request for Open Records Application (PDF) to the Central Adoption Registry. A minimal fee will be assessed for delivery of records over 50 pages. A cost estimate will be sent before the request is processed.

For more information, email VSUAdoptionRegistry@dshs.texas.gov.

  • About Life, Dallas
  • Adopt-A-Special Kid, Dallas
  • Adoption Access, Inc., Dallas
  • Adoption Advisory, Inc., Dallas
  • Adoption Affiliates
  • Adoption Associates, Houston
  • Adoption Inc., Dallas
  • Adoption International Mission (HAIM), The Woodlands
  • Adoption Resource Consultants, Inc., Richardson
  • Adoption Services Associates, San Antonio
  • Adoptions Abroad, Houston
  • Agape
  • Alamo Adoption Agency, San Antonio
  • Bethany (aka Chosen Heritage), Duncanville
  • Care Connection, San Marcos
  • Catholic Charities, Amarillo, formerly Catholic Family & Children's Services
  • Catholic Charities, Fort Worth
  • Catholic Charities, San Angelo
  • Catholic Social Services, Laredo 
  • Child and Family Services, Austin
  • Children's Aid Society of West Texas, Wichita Falls
  • Children's Service Bureau, (aka Children's Shelter of San Antonio), San Antonio
  • Children's Shelter of San Antonio (aka Children's Service Bureau)
  • Chosen Heritage (aka Bethany), Duncanville
  • Christ's Haven, Keller
  • Counsel for Adoption Resource Exchange (CARE)
  • Direct Adoption Center, Midland
  • El Paso Adoption Services, El Paso
  • Family Counseling and Children's Services, Waco
  • For Children's Sake, Austin
  • Fowler Home, aka Juliette Fowler Home, Dallas
  • Girl's Haven, Orange
  • Harrah's Adoption International Mission (AIM), The Woodlands
  • Home of the Holy Infancy (Marywood), Austin
  • Kornerstone (Safe Havens of Kornerstone), Arlington
  • Leslie Thacker, Attorney, Houston (We do not have a complete listing)
  • Los Niños International & Domestic, The Woodlands
  • Marywood Children and Family Services, Austin
  • Memorial Hospital, Dumas
  • Presbyterian Children's Home, Dallas (records prior to 2010 only)
  • Quality of Life, Dallas
  • Rest Cottage, Pilot Point
  • Stone, Kimberly A., Attorney
  • Texas Child Placing Agency, Houston
  • Texas Children's Home Finding Society, San Antonio
  • Texas Cradle Society, San Antonio
  • Therapeikos, Abilene
  • Volunteers of America, Fort Worth
  • Waco State Home, Waco
  • West Texas Adoption Agency, Inc., San Angelo

  * For adoptions handled by Homestead Maternity Agency, only an index exists. Additional records have never been found.


Last updated September 8, 2020