As a woman considering adoption for her baby, you’re doing so because you want your child to have the best life imaginable. But if you’ll be placing them in someone else’s home, how do you ensure that that’s exactly what you’re providing? This may seem like a trick question, but in fact, it’s not. You can ensure your child’s future by finding the perfect adoptive parents, and at American Adoptions, we’re dedicated to helping you do just that.
Whether you’re hoping to find adoptive parents in North Carolina or anywhere else in the country, your American Adoptions adoption specialist will help you to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Before we get into how to find an adoptive family that’s perfect for your baby, it’s important to understand the screening process all of our families go through. All of the families you will be shown as options for your child have undergone:
Discussions with a social worker, who evaluates their readiness to adopt and ensures that they have grieved any infertility and are fully committed to adoption
A home study, which involves extensive background checks, a home inspection, and interviews with the prospective adoptive parents as well as every family member living in the home
Discussions where they’ve committed to a communicating with you through phone calls and photo exchanges at the very least until your child reaches adulthood
Each of our families waiting to adopt in North Carolina is fully prepared to love and raise your child in a safe, nurturing environment — and they’re excited to get to know you as well!
When you begin to talk with your adoption specialist about finding adoptive parents in NC, she’ll try to get an idea of exactly what you’re looking for. If you aren’t sure yet, don’t worry! She’ll ask you some questions to help you picture the life you want for your baby:
Do you want your baby to have siblings? Some women picture their child joining a family that already has multiple children, some of which may have even been adopted, too. Other women prefer the thought of placing their baby with a couple who hasn’t been able to have any children of their own.
Where do you envision your baby growing up? Some North Carolina women want to find adoptive parents in North Carolina to have close proximity to their babies. American Adoptions works with families across the country, so whether you picture a life for your child in a farm on the plains or an urban area or with adoptive families in North Carolina, whatever you envision can become a reality.
Does it matter to you if your baby looks like their parents? Of course, there’s a limit to how much your child will look like his or her adoptive parents. As they won’t share any DNA, they may not resemble each other much, if at all. If it’s important to you that your child’s prospective adoptive family share the same cultural background, though, you should indicate this to your adoption specialist.
What kind of lifestyle do you picture your baby’s adoptive family having? Maybe you’re very athletic or musically inclined, and you’d like your child’s adoptive parents to share similar traits.
What values should your baby’s adoptive parents have? Do you have strong feelings about a prospective adoptive family’s religious background?
After you’ve discussed what you’re looking for in families waiting to adopt with your adoption specialist, she’ll begin to show you some of the families who work with American Adoptions. You’ll get to learn about each of these families through two forms of North Carolina adoption profiles:
Print profiles: A print profile serves as a sort of brochure that will tell you the basics about a hopeful adoptive family. You’ll learn about their home environment, their values, why they decided to grow through adoption and more. Your adoption specialist will give you several print profiles to flip through. Once you find one that interests you, you’ll be able to learn more about them in a second type of adoption profile.
Video profiles: If a print profile works as an adoptive family’s brochure, a video profile is more of a movie. You get to see how they interact with each other, hear them talk about their lives and their adoption wishes in their own words and mannerisms, and you get a better idea of what your child’s life would be like in their home.
Once you’ve found a family you feel drawn to based on their adoption profiles, you can ask your adoption specialist to connect you via a conference call. You’ll be able to talk with them and get to know them a little better. If all goes well, these could be your baby’s adoptive parents!
For more information about parents looking to adopt a newborn in North Carolina, call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time.
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