Although American Adoptions works with families of all types, budgets, races, etc., there are times when our agency is unable to match a prospective birth mother with one of our current active families.
The reasons for this are varied and can be due to the living expense needs of the birth mother, the social or medical history of the birth parents or even because the birth parents are seeking a family meeting a specific criteria. When our agency is unable to match a birth mother with one of our active families, we reach out to adoptive families via our Available Situations webpage. Many times, these birth parents begin an adoption opportunity with an adoptive family who, after discussion and research, become open to a situation they may not have considered before.
Please watch the video below where Adoption Specialist Kathie shares more about these adoption situations, including:
- What is the Adoption Resource Center?
- Where do these Available Situations come from?
- What requirements are needed to pursue an Adoption Situation?
- What information will the adoptive family receive about the birth parents?
- We are ready to pursue an Adoption Situation – what’s next?
American Adoptions urges all adoptive families currently working with our agency to periodically check the Available Situations page and contact our agency if they would like their profile to be shown for a specific situation.
We are currently in need of adoptive families who are open to adopting African American children and children with some drug exposure. We have many birth mothers in both our Agency Assisted and Traditional programs who are in need of adoptive families for their babies. If you are willing to accept either situation we encourage you to contact your Adoptive Family Specialist about joining the Agency Assisted program or opening up your Adoption Planning Questionnaire.
Our Available Situations are an excellent opportunity for waiting families who are eager to become parents. If you are interested in learning more about any of these situations please visit our Available Situations page.
In order to be considered for an Available Situation, all families must have a current, approved home study and some form of profile we can show to the birth mother.