Texas Statewide Adoption Services

AIM Adoptions is passionate about finding the best outcomes for babies, birth mother, and waiting families. We are more than willing to work with any birth family in the state of Texas. We have traveled from one end of Texas to the other to help a birth mother make an adoption plan for her child. After all, Texas means “friendship.”

Our History

Founded in 1984 as Gulf Coast Placements, then becoming Alternatives in Motion, and now doing business as AIM Adoptions we continue to go strong! We have files for nearly 1700 children that have been adopted through our adoption agency in Houston and all of Texas. Everyone who works at AIM Adoptions has been touched by adoption in some way, so we take each case personally and can empathize well. Recently, we were referred to as the “Cadillac of adoption agencies.” We believe in what we do!

Meet Our Staff

We’re here to help you

The AIM Adoptions staff is made up of many who have been touched by adoption. We all take our responsibilities seriously and understand that our services must be handled in a sensitive and loving manner.

Although we are qualified, educationally, to provide adoption services in Houston, we believe our true value is in our life experiences and how we relate to the people who seek our assistance. We’re real people who know how to laugh and have fun. We’re a family that takes the time to cry and laugh with each other. Each of us brings different attributes to this “family” and we are better for it.

Take a minute to stroll through this section and meet our staff. Then, if you decide to contact us about services, you will know who you are talking to and feel less intimidated by the process.

Denise Sowders
Licensed Child Placement Administrator /Executive Director

Denise Sowders is the Executive Director. She has worked at AIM Adoptions for more than two decades. After adopting a daughter through the agency, she began to work as an intern. She started working in Maternity Services and has completed both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Psychology, and in Counseling and Development. 

For several years she was the Director of Family Services She also is the Licensed Child Placing Administrator. She is the mother of 4 — 2 adults adopted through an international adoption and 2 AIM baby girls also adults through transracial adoption. She has four granddaughters, the three oldest keep her busy with volleyball games.

She spends her free time at church, bible studies, volleyball games, and spending time with family. She enjoys reading, music, and sports. Starbucks and Chocolate are her downfalls!