Find an Adoptive Family in Massachusetts

No matter how you envision your child’s perfect family, we can help you find the right parents looking to adopt a newborn in Massachusetts for your child.

When you work with a national adoption agency like American Adoptions, you don’t have to restrict yourself to the adoptive parents living within the immediate area in Massachusetts. You can choose from couples waiting to adopt in Massachusetts or throughout the U.S. This way, you’re guaranteed to find an adoptive family that fits what you’re hoping for.

Below, you’ll find some of the most frequently asked questions from pregnant women who are looking for adoptive parents in Massachusetts, and the answers to those questions:

How many families want to adopt in Massachusetts?

According to some estimates, there are 2 million couples looking to adopt in the U.S. For every baby that’s placed for adoption, there are 36 adoption waiting families who hope that baby will be theirs. So you always have many waiting adoptive families to choose from in Massachusetts and throughout the United States.

Can I pick a family to adopt my baby in Massachusetts?

Absolutely. Choosing which family waiting to adopt will raise your child is a major decision, and it’s 100 percent yours; just like every decision in the adoption planning process.

Can people from a different state adopt my baby, or do they have to live in Massachusetts?

Working with a national adoption agency means that you’re able to choose from adoptive families in MA or anywhere in the country! It’s completely up to you. Some birth parents prefer an adoptive family in Massachusetts, while other birth parents feel more comfortable with increased distance in their adoption, so they prefer a family who lives outside of Massachusetts state lines.

No matter where they live, all adoptive parents with American Adoptions are prepared to travel to you for the birth of the baby in addition to post-adoption visits, if that’s what you’re comfortable with.

You can search for adoptive couples by their state of residence here.

What is the religion of the adoptive parents? Can I specify if I want my baby to be adopted by a family of a certain faith?

For many birth parents, the spirituality of their baby’s adoptive family is very important. Adoptive couples who work with American Adoptions are of many different faiths, so there are likely adoptive families who share your religious beliefs and personal values if it’s important to you that your baby be raised by a family of a particular religion.

You can search for adoptive couples by their religious affiliation here.

How do I choose someone to adopt my baby in Massachusetts?  

The “ideal adoptive family” will be different for every expectant parent, as everyone looks for different qualities in their child’s prospective parents. It can be helpful to ask yourself a few questions to narrow down what you’re looking for, including:

  • What might your child’s parents be like?

  • Do you picture them growing up with siblings?

  • Where do you imagine them living?

  • How regularly do you want to talk to or see your child and their family after the adoption?

Talk to your American Adoptions specialist about what you feel is most important in potential adoptive parents. They’ll be able to help you find adoptive families in Massachusetts and throughout the U.S. who fit that image you have in your head of your baby’s family.

Where can I find MA adoption profiles online?

Right here! All of the families on this website are approved to adopt by the state of Massachusetts, on a federal level and also by our agency. Call 1-800-ADOPTION if you’d like to learn more about any of these waiting families in Massachusetts or throughout the United States.

I’ve already found people who want to adopt a baby in Massachusetts — what should I do next?

If there’s no need to search for adoptive parents in Massachusetts because you’ve already found your child’s future family, then we’ll simply guide you through the remaining steps of the adoption process!

You should always complete your adoption with a licensed adoption agency, even if you already know your baby’s prospective adoptive parents. This is necessary for the protection of you and your baby throughout the MA adoption process and beyond, and you’ll be provided with the free adoption services that you otherwise wouldn’t receive without an adoption agency, including:

  • Free health care during your pregnancy and childbirth

  • Free legal representation

  • Free emotional counseling services before, during and after your adoption

  • And more

To learn more about how to find adoptive parents in Massachusetts or to start looking for adoptive parents for your baby now, call 1-800-ADOPTION.





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