If you’re thinking about placing your baby for adoption in Connecticut, it’s because you want to do everything in your power to give your child the best life imaginable. It can be daunting, though, to choose the perfect adoptive parents to place your child with. How do you find them? How do you know they’ll give your child the life he or she deserves? These thoughts can add stress to an already stressful time, but at American Adoptions, we’re dedicated to helping you find the perfect adoptive family in Connecticut for your baby.
Sometimes, women who want to place their children for adoption already know what qualities are important to them in prospective adoptive families in Connecticut. Often, though, women aren’t quite sure what their ideal adoptive parents look like, which is where we come in. You’ll be assigned to your own individual adoption specialist, who will help you decide what you’re looking for by asking questions like the following:
Where do you picture your baby growing up? American Adoptions works with families across the country, so wherever you envision your child being raised can be a possibility. If it’s important to you that they remain close to Connecticut for the potential for frequent visits, that can be arranged. If you see him or her in a large urban area on the coast or a rural farm on the Midwest, those are options for your baby as well.
Does it matter if your child has siblings? Some women have fond memories of growing up with their own siblings and want to ensure that their babies receive the same childhood. Other women feel strongly about choosing adoptive parents who haven’t yet been able to have children of their own.
Do you care if your child looks like his or her adoptive family? Of course, since an adopted child doesn’t share DNA with their adoptive family, there’s a limit to how similar they will look. Some women, however, prefer that a prospective adoptive family share the same cultural background and traditions as a child’s biological family.
What values should your child’s adoptive parents possess? Should the prospective adoptive parents share your religious or political beliefs? Think about what values are important to you and whether or not you want your child raised with the same ones.
Once you have worked with your adoption specialist to identify what you’re looking for in a prospective adoptive family, she’ll begin showing you the adoption profiles of families waiting to adopt in Connecticut and throughout the rest of the United States. With American Adoptions, each prospective adoptive family creates two adoption profiles:
Print profiles: These will act as a brochure to give you all of the basic information about a given adoptive family.
Video profiles: These are videos that prospective adoptive families film in their homes. You’ll get to watch them interact with each other, learn some of their mannerisms, and get a visual representation of what their lives look like.
After you’ve looked through Connecticut adoption profiles and found a family you like, you’ll get to have a conference call with them to meet them. If all goes well, these may be your baby’s adoptive parents!
We’d be remiss if we didn’t also mention that American Adoptions screens all prospective adoptive families thoroughly. You’ll never be shown the profile of a family who hasn’t undergone:
Agreements to at least exchange phone calls and photo updates with you until your baby reaches age 18.
An adoption home study, which assesses a family’s readiness to pursue adoption and includes thorough background checks, a home inspection and interviews with each family member who lives in the home.
Conversations with a social worker to make sure each family member is excited about and committed to adoption.
For more information about finding adoptive parents in Connecticut, call American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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