Find an Adoptive Family in South Carolina

Do you have a vision of the perfect family for your child? We can help you find those parents looking to adopt a newborn in South Carolina.

By working with a national adoption agency like American Adoptions, you’re able to choose from a greater number of couples waiting to adopt across the country instead of being restricted to just the adoptive parents who live within South Carolina. This means that you’re more likely to find an adoptive family who matches exactly what you’re looking for.

The following are some of the most frequently-asked questions by pregnant women who are looking for adoptive parents in South Carolina:

How many families want to adopt in South Carolina?

There are an estimated 2 million couples looking to adopt in the United States. For each child placed for adoption, there will be 36 adoption waiting families who will be hoping to raise that child. This means you have many waiting adoptive families to choose from in South Carolina and across the U.S. Your child’s family is waiting somewhere!

Can I pick a family to adopt my baby in South Carolina?

Yes! Selecting a family waiting to adopt is one of the choices you’ll make throughout the adoption process. Every decision in the creation of your adoption plan is yours to make, including who adopts your baby.

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

When you work with a national adoption agency, you’re free to choose from adoptive families in SC or residing anywhere in the U.S. Some birth parents choose an adoptive family in South Carolina, while others prefer more distance in their adoption, so they choose a family who lives outside of SC.

All adoptive parents with American Adoptions are willing to travel to you for the delivery as well as post-adoption visits, depending on what you’re comfortable with. You can search 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 specific religion?

The faith of their child’s adoptive family is very important for many birth parents. American Adoptions works with adoptive couples of all different faiths. This means that there are adoptive families here who have the same spiritual values and beliefs as you do if it’s important to you that your baby is raised within a certain religion.

Search adoptive couples by their faith here.

How do I choose someone to adopt my baby in South Carolina?  

While each expectant parent will look for different qualities in their version of the “ideal family” for their baby, it can be helpful to ask yourself some questions to help you narrow down what you’re looking for, such as:

  • Where do you picture your child growing up?

  • Do you imagine them having siblings?

  • Would they grow up in a home with pets?

  • What are their parents like? What are their parents interested in, what do they do for fun, and what’s important to them?

  • How often do you want to talk to or see your child and their family? Occasionally? Regularly? Often? Flexible?

You can talk to your American Adoptions specialist about what’s important to you in potential adoptive parents, and they’ll help you find adoptive families in South Carolina and across the U.S. who fit that vision you have of your baby’s family.

Where can I find SC adoption profiles online?

Right here! The families on this website are already approved to adopt on both a state and federal level in addition to being cleared by our agency. Call 1-800-ADOPTION if you want to get to know any of these waiting families in South Carolina or throughout the country.

I already know people who want to adopt a baby in South Carolina — what’s the next step?

If you don’t need to search for adoptive parents in South Carolina, then we can guide you through the rest of the adoption process, no problem!

It’s important that you complete your adoption with a licensed adoption agency, even if you already know and trust your baby’s potential adoptive parents. This is crucial to protect both you and your baby during the SC adoption process, and provides you with the free adoption services you wouldn’t otherwise receive without an adoption agency, like:

  • Free medical care

  • Free legal representation

  • Free counseling and support before, during and after the adoption

  • And more

Learn more about how to find adoptive parents in South Carolina, or you can start looking for adoptive parents for your baby now when you call 1-800-ADOPTION.





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