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Heart of Texas Home Studies partners with many other professionals and organizations who provide quality services for families before, during and after adoption.

Adoption Knowledge Affiliates

Adoption Knowledge Affiliates (AKA) is an organization in Austin that serves adoptive families, adoptees and birth parents through monthly meetings, conferences and more.  www.adoptionknowledge.org

Helpful Websites

Adoptive Families website offers helpful information and interesting articles. www.adoptivefamilies.com


The Donaldson Adoption Institute offers extensive research and recommendations on a wide variety of adoption-related issues. www.adoptioninstitute.org


Empowered to Connect provides resources for adoptive and foster families. www.empoweredtoconnect.org

Therapists

There are many good therapists in Austin and surrounding areas and some have extensive experience working with adoptive families.  The social workers at Heart of Texas Home Studies are most familiar with the following:


Dr. Steven Terrell, PLLC www.austinattach.com


Robyn Gobbell, LCSW www.centraltexasattachmenttrauma.com


Starry, located in Round Rock, offers multiple family services, including counseling. www.starry.org 

Attorneys

Heart of Texas Home Studies has worked with countless family law attorneys helping families through their adoption process.  Most families completing an adoption without an agency hire the services of an attorney directly.  There are many quality attorneys in the Austin area including the following:


Jennifer Cochran- Green www.jencochranlaw.com


Ilana Tanner www.law.ilanalaw.com


Denise Hyde  (512) 474-9911 


Elizabeth Brenner www.brennerattorney.com


Suzanne Bryant www.suzannebryantlaw.com


Michael Guevarra www.sgdalawtx.com/michael-anthony-guevara

Fostering Hope

Fostering Hope is a support organization for foster and adoptive families in Austin.  They offer resources, information and an annual conference.  www.fosteringhopeaustin.org