Voluntary Adoption Registries in Texas


Voluntary Adoption Registries in Texas
Agency name Records available
(if known)
Address Phone number(s) Contact name(s)

Adoption Information and Counseling Services


6802 Mapleridge, Ste. 101 Bellaire, Texas 77401

(713) 529-4341
(713) 529-5125

H.M. Duncan III
or Charlotte K. Duncan

Buckner Baptist Children's Home


5200 S. Buckner Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75227

(214) 328-3141

Jennifer McCallum

Catholic Charities of Dallas  (also known as Catholic Social Services, Catholic Counseling Services)


9416 LBJ Freeway, Ste 110 Dallas, Texas  75243

(214) 526-2774 ext. 112

Jennifer Hodges

Catholic Charities-Houston


P.O. Box 66508
Houston, TX 77266

(713) 526-4611

Lillian Salinas

Catholic Charities-San Antonio
(also known as Catholic Family & Children's Services/Catholic Welfare Bureau)

San Antonio

202 W. French Place
San Antonio, TX 78212-5812

(210) 222-1294
(800) 222-1294

Cindy Sanchez, Director

Child Placement Center of Texas
(also operates registry for Agape Social Services and Triad Adoption, Inc.)


1201 S. W.S. Young Killeen, TX 76543 

(800) 348-2929

Sharon Van Ry

Children's Home of Lubbock
(maintains records for El Paso Christian Services)

1956 - present

P.O. Box 2824
Lubbock, TX 79408

(806) 762-0481

Mary Lauren Taylor

Christian Child Help Foundation (see Spaulding for Children)        

Christian Works for Children
(also known as Christian Services of the Southwest)


6320 LBJ Freeway,
Suite 126
Dallas, TX 75240

(972) 960-9981

Heather Ellis LMSW, LCPAA

Depelchin Children's Center
(also known as Institute for Child and Family Services, has Florence Crittendon Maternity Home records)


100 Sandman
Houston, TX 77007

(713) 730-2335

Post Adoption Support, Search/Reunion Department (713)730-2335, then 0

The Gladney Center
(also known as Edna Gladney Home and Texas Children's Home and Aid Society)


6300 John Ryan Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76132-4122

(817) 922-6000

Annette Smith

High Plains Children's Home and Family Services, Inc
(also known as Christian Haven)


P.O. Box 7448
Amarillo, TX 79114-7448

(806) 622-2272

Lecia Moody, Director of Children's Services.

Homes of Saint Mark (see Presbyterian Children's Home)





Hope Cottage     1918-present P.O. Box 140459
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 526-8721 Amy Broussard

Jewish Family Service


5402 Arapaho Rd. Dallas, TX  75248

(972) 437-9950

Cathy Barker 

LDS Family Services - Carrollton

1975 - present

1100 West Jackson Road Carrollton, TX  75006


Julia Bateman or Eric Larson

LDS Family Services - Houston

1975 - present

16333 Hafer Road Houston, TX  77090


Nanon Talley or Matt Law

Lee and Beulah Moor Children's Home


1100 Cliff Drive
El Paso, TX 79902


Claudia Quinones

Lutheran Community Services of El Paso and Lutheran Social Services of Texas - See Upbring

Methodist Children's Home
(maintains registry/records for Methodist Home Services; sibling registry is with the Central Adoption Registry)


1111 Herring
Waco, TX 76708

(254) 750-1260
(800) 853-1270

Judy Wilganowski

Methodist Mission Home (see Providence Place)


New Life Adoptions
(dba New Life Pregnancy Center, originally under the auspices of NW Memorial Baptist Church of Houston; aka New Life Children's Services)


19911-A Tomball Parkway
Houston TX 77070

(281) 995-1001
(800) 432-9124

Sara Black

Presbyterian Children's Home and Services (Also houses records for Homes of St. Mark 1952 forward)

2010 to present

7880 San Felipe, Suite 111
Houston TX 77063

(713) 522-2800 Megan Schraub Broussard

Providence Place — formerly Methodist Mission Home (aka Methodist Family and Rehabilitation Services; Southwest Maternity Center; Texas Mission Home and Training School


6487 Whitby Road
San Antonio, TX 78240

(210) 696-2410


Smithlawn Home


P.O. Box 6451
Lubbock, TX 79493

(806) 745-2574

Joann Phillips

South Texas Children's Home


P.O. Box 1210 Beeville, TX  78104

(361) 375-2417

Ginger Bailey

Spaulding for Children
(Christian Child Help Foundation)

1977-present (Spaulding)

1969-2000 (Christian Child Help Foundation)

8582 Katy Freeway, Ste. 100 Houston, TX  77024

(713) 681-6991

Vikki Finley or Shelly Webster

Texas Baptist Children's Home

1975 - present

1101 N. Mays
Round Rock, TX 78664

(512) 255-3682

 Keith Dyer

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
(also known as Child Protective Services, Child Welfare, Social Services)


DFPS Records Management Group - Volunatary Adoption Registry
P.O. Box 149030 (Mail Code Y937)
Austin, Texas 78714-9030

(800) 233-3405
(Fax: (512) 339-5889)

Krista Ervin

Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit (VSU) 
Link to closed agencies housed with VSU


Central Adoption Registry
VSU-CAR (MC 1966)
P.O. Box 149347
Austin TX 78714-9347

(512) 776-7388

Tricia Zeigler

Upbring (formerly Lutheran Social Services of Texas; Maintains registry/records for Lutheran Community services of El Paso)
1940-present 8305 Cross Park Drive
Austin, TX 78754
(512) 459-1000
Latoya Hogg
Last updated July 31, 2020