About Adoptive Families

If you are considering adoption, you probably have questions about the people who are interested in adopting a baby.

We refer to these people as "adoptive families," or "adoptive parents," even though they aren't technically parents, yet. Nearly all adoptive families have struggled for years with infertility or are unable to have children of their own, and they are now turning toward women like you to help them realize their dreams of having a family.

We have hundreds of families to choose from, meaning you will choose the family that perfectly matches the life you want for your child.

In the articles below, you will learn how each adoptive couple is pre-screened, open to a relationship with you, and ready to be met through their video profile.

How To Ensure You Will Find the Perfect Family for Your Child

Birth mothers have one chance of choosing the absolute best family possible. Learn how we will make sure you find that perfect family.

Why All American Adoptions Families Have a Video Profile

Adoptive Family Video Profiles are the best way for you to learn a lot about adoptive parents within only a few minutes.

Can People from a Different State Adopt My Baby?

You want to find the perfect adoptive family for your baby… but what if they live in another state? Here’s how someone from another state can adopt your baby.

How Many Couples are Waiting to Adopt?

As you scroll through the profiles of hopeful waiting parents, you may feel overwhelmed by your options. Just how many families are looking to adopt?

  • The Adoption process: Step by Step

    There are six basic steps of the adoption process - call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION to learn more.

  • What if the birth father doesn't agree?

    Learn more about what happens if the birth father is not supportive of adoption.

  • Birth Mother Stories

    Adoption stories from mothers who placed their baby for adoption. Learn more about adoption from the unique perspective of mothers who have lovingly chosen to create an adoption plan.

  • Why is American Adoptions the right adoption agency choice for many birth mothers?

    American Adoptions is one of the largest licensed adoption agencies in the United States. We work with thousands of women each year facing an unplanned pregnancy and offer assistance to women in need. Our large, caring staff is able to assist you 7 days a week and provide you with one-on-one counseling about your pregnancy and the options available to you.

  • How much information about the family will be shared with me?

    You can share however much or little information about yourself as you feel comfortable sharing. The adoptive family will know your first name, your last name (but only once the child is placed in their care), your medical history and the state that you live in.

  • How will the family tell my child about me and the adoption when my child is older?

    This is a question that can only be answered by the individual family. Each family has their own style of how to introduce the adoption to the child. When you are matched with your adoptive family, you can ask this question to them. If you would like your Adoption Specialist to discuss it with them for you, just let her know.

  • Teen Pregnancy - Information for Young Women

    While not every woman who chooses adoption is a young mother, many are. Through adoption, many young women have found an ability to give their babies the best life possible, while finding the opportunity to realize their own dreams, as well. Call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION.

  • Adoption Glossary

    Do adoption terms and phrases leave you feeling confused? Learn the meaning to key adoption words and phrases with our comprehensive adoption glossary.


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