About Us

Caring Adoptions is a full service adoption agency that has been finding families for children since 1991. Although located in Houston, Caring Adoptions works with Birthmothers throughout Texas, and Adoptive Parents throughout Texas and the United States.

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Birthmother placement services, housing, nutrition, clothing, health care, counseling, living/pregnancy related services, and ongoing support and resources
  • Child health care, counseling, “Cradle Care,” and ongoing support and resources
  • Adoptive Parent(s) Counseling, financial resources, home study and adoption processing in accordance with TDFPS minimum standards, placement, ICPC (if applicable), post placement, adoption finalization, support activities, parent education, and ongoing support and resources
  • Charitable Assistance to Birth families

All of our case workers have many years’ worth of adoption experience. These credentials enable Caring Adoptions to work with all members of the adoption triad – the Birth Family, Adoptive Family, and the Child – to ensure a successful adoption placement.

Our Agency has been present over 30 years.
We make the best for our childrens

10M Cases
10M Cases
10M Cases
10M Cases

Our History

Caring Adoptions was founded as Caring Choices, Inc. by social worker and humanitarian Jo Ann Caldwell in 1990. “Aunt Jo” had a heart big enough for everyone and dedicated her life to serving parents and children—35 years in adoption and over 50 God-Children from hundreds of domestic placements.  Supporting her in this endeavor were Pat and Jerry Bridges, Patrick and Susan Waindel and Jody Vick.  Working out of “Aunt Jo’s” home, the focus of this group was on the placement of children with loving parents.

A secondary objective was the development of a lower cost and more efficient way to complete the adoption process.  These objectives led Caring Adoptions to expand its horizons from Houston to all of Texas and to orphanages through out the world. Currently, we focus on domestic infant adoption.

In 1992, tragedy struck “Aunt Jo,” while conducting Caring Adoptions business, in the form of a massive heart attack which resulted in her death.  Shortly thereafter, the Caring Adoptions Board of Directors and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services approved the assumption of her responsibilities by Patricia Bridges, Susan Waindel and Jody Vick.

In April 1993, in recognition of the quality of Caring Adoptions’ services, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services removed the temporary license status and granted Caring Adoptions a non-expiring license as a child-placing agency.

A period of rapid growth created the need in the fall of 2000 to move to our present offices at 11601 Katy Freeway.  In the spring of 2010, we expanded with additional office space on the first floor and a new conference room for our Adoption 101 and parenting classes. In 2013, we moved all our offices to the first floor of the same building.

In 2015, Stephanie Warren, a long-time employee of the agency and Birthmother Case Manager, was named Executive Director.


Stephanie H. Warren

Executive Director

Celina Venegas

Office Manager

Valerie Ortega

Family Coordinator

Jamie Rover

Post Placement Coordinator