Find an Adoptive Family in Minnesota

Maybe you already have an idea of the kind of family you picture your child growing up in, or maybe you’ll just know them when you see them. Either way, we can help you find the right parents looking to adopt a newborn in Minnesota for your child.

By working with a national adoption agency like American Adoptions, you aren’t limited to just the adoptive parents living within your area of Minnesota. You can choose from couples waiting to adopt in Minnesota or in any state throughout the United States. This means that you’re always going to find an adoptive family that matches what you’re looking for.

The following are some of the most frequently asked questions from pregnant women who are looking for adoptive parents in Minnesota, and the answers to those common questions:

How many families want to adopt in Minnesota?

Some estimates suggest that there are about 2 million couples looking to adopt in the United States. For every one baby placed for adoption, 36 adoption waiting families are hoping that this will become their child. So there are many waiting adoptive families to choose from, both in Minnesota and throughout the U.S.

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

Yes! Choosing the family waiting to adopt who will become your child’s family is 100 percent your decision. In fact, every decision in the adoption planning process belongs to you.

Your adoption specialist can talk with you to help you narrow down adoption profiles to find a family whose adoption goals align with your own and who match what you’re looking for. But the choice remains yours.

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

That’s up to you! Working with a national adoption agency like American Adoptions means that you can choose from adoptive families in MN or any state in the country. Sometimes, birth parents will choose an adoptive family in Minnesota, while other birth parents opt to choose a family who lives in another state because they feel more comfortable with more distance in their adoption.

Regardless of what state they live in, all prospective adoptive parents with American Adoptions are ready to travel to you in Minnesota to join you for the birth of the baby as well as post-adoption visits, if you decide that’s what you’re comfortable with.

You can search adoptive couples by state here.

What is the religion of the adoptive parents? Can I choose the religion of my baby’s adoptive family?

The faith of a prospective adoptive family is very important to many birth parents. American Adoptions works with adoptive couples of many different religions, so you’re always likely to find adoptive families who share the same religious beliefs and values that you do if you feel it’s important that your baby is raised within a certain religion.

You can search adoptive couples by religious affiliation here.

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

Every expectant parent has their own image of the “perfect” adoptive family for their baby. You’ll likely find yourself looking for certain qualities in your child’s prospective parents that you feel are important. If you’re not sure where to start, asking yourself some basic questions can help you narrow down what you’re looking for in a potential adoptive family, such as:

  • Where do you picture them living?

  • What do you image your child’s parents being like? What might they be interested in or passionate about?

  • Do you hope your child will grow up with siblings?

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

Talk about what you feel is most important in your child’s potential adoptive parents with your American Adoptions specialist. They’ll help you find adoptive families in Minnesota and throughout the U.S. who match that description, and show you adoption profiles of families that they think you’ll be excited to get to know.

Where can I find MN adoption profiles online?

Right here! Every family on this website has already been approved to adopt by the state of Minnesota as well as on a federal level and by our agency. Call 1-800-ADOPTION if you want to learn more about any of these waiting families in Minnesota or throughout the U.S.

I’ve already found people who want to adopt a baby in Minnesota — what’s the next step?

If you’ve already found your child’s family, then you can skip the search for adoptive parents in Minnesota. We’ll walk you through the rest of the adoption process!

Remember: you should always complete your adoption through a licensed adoption agency, even if you know and trust your baby’s prospective adoptive parents. This is important for your legal safety and your baby’s safety throughout the MN adoption process and afterwards. And only an adoption agency can provide you with free adoption services, including:

  • Free medical care throughout your pregnancy and for your delivery

  • Free legal representation

  • Free counseling services before, during and after your adoption

  • And more

To learn more about how to find adoptive parents in Minnesota or to begin looking for adoptive parents for your baby today, call 1-800-ADOPTION.





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