If you are pregnant and considering adoption for your baby, it’s probably because you want to make sure he or she has every possible opportunity in life. Whatever hopes and dreams you have for your child’s future, you can make them a reality by choosing the perfect adoptive parents who share similar priorities and adoption goals.
As a national adoption agency, American Adoptions can help you find adoptive parents in Tennessee or anywhere else in the country. Whatever you are looking for in a prospective adoptive family, your adoption specialist can help you find it.
You may have very specific criteria for your baby’s prospective adoptive parents — or you may have no idea what you’re looking for in families wanting to adopt in Tennessee. In either case, you may be wondering: Where and how do I even start looking for adoptive parents for my baby in Tennessee?
This is a big decision, and it’s normal to feel overwhelmed when you first start looking for adoptive parents in Tennessee and throughout the U.S. However, your adoption specialist will be with you every step of the way. She can help you determine what it is you’re looking for in a potential adoptive family and then search for prospective adoptive parents who meet your criteria.
To get started, she will ask you some questions about the type of life you envision for your baby, like:
Do you picture your child growing up in a family with lots of siblings, or do you want to find a family in Tennessee with no other children? Do you want your child to grow up with other siblings who were adopted?
Where do you picture your baby growing up? Is it important to you that you find parents looking to adopt a newborn in Tennessee, or could they live in another part of the country? Do you picture your child growing up in a rural, urban or suburban area? Near the mountains or the ocean? In the Midwest or on the coast?
What do you want your baby’s parents to look like? Is it important to you that they share your child’s racial or cultural background?
What types of values or religious beliefs do you want your baby to grow up with? Do you want to choose adoptive parents with a certain faith or life philosophy?
What kinds of traditions, hobbies and lifestyle do you picture your baby’s adoptive family having? Do you want to choose a family with certain artistic, athletic or musical interests? A family that travels often? A family with lots of pets?
People who want to adopt in Tennessee and throughout the United States come from all different backgrounds, so your adoption specialist can help you find hopeful parents who match whatever qualities you’re looking for.
Finding adoptive parents in Tennessee (or anywhere else in the United States) may seem like a daunting task at first — but your adoption specialist will be there to provide the information, support and guidance you need through every step of the decision-making process.
Here’s how to find an adoptive family with American Adoptions:
Talk to your adoption specialist about the type of life you want for your baby. Make an adoption plan that includes the characteristics you’re hoping to find in couples looking to adopt in TN.
View adoptive family profiles for couples who seem like a good fit for your adoption plan. Let your adoption specialist know when a profile stands out to you.
Get to know potential adoptive parents through a pre-placement call mediated by your adoption specialist.
If you like the adoptive family and want to move forward with them, continue building a relationship with them through whatever pre-placement contact you’re comfortable with.
There are many wonderful families looking to adopt a baby in Tennessee and across the country, and your adoption specialist is committed to helping you find the one that’s right for your baby. To start this process, you can call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time, or request free information online.
As you start searching for prospective adoptive parents, you may be wondering: Who wants to adopt a baby in Tennessee? What types of people adopt? And how do you know that these families are really going to provide a good home for your baby?
It’s important to understand the thorough screening process that all of our families go through before they can adopt through our agency. Before your adoption specialist shows you an adoptive family’s profile, you can take comfort in knowing that they have:
Completed an adoption home study, which involves extensive background checks, home visits and interviews with the family members to ensure they are ready to provide a safe home to a child.
Had conversations with their own adoption specialist, who has evaluated their commitment to adoption and their understanding of the process.
Committed to an open adoption relationship with you through pictures, letters, phone calls, email or whatever types of communication you’re interested in before and after the adoption.
Families that want to adopt in Tennessee come from many different backgrounds and have many different reasons for choosing adoption, but they all have a few things in common: They are excited about adoption and are ready to provide a safe, loving home to a child.
Once you know what you’re looking for in families waiting to adopt in TN, your adoption specialist will send you some adoptive parent profiles for families who might be a good fit for your adoption plan. You’ll get to learn about each of these families through two different types of profiles:
Print profiles: A family’s printed adoption profile is kind of like a brochure that provides an overview of the family’s life, their home, their reasons for choosing adoption and more. You’ll be able to read about the adoptive family and see photos from their day-to-day lives.
Video profiles: All of our waiting families for adoption in Tennessee also create a unique adoption video profile. These videos show the adoptive family in action — you’ll get to hear their voices, see them interacting with each other and get an even better idea of what life for your child would be like in their home.
Many birth mothers say they “just knew” when they came across the right family’s adoption profile. If you feel drawn to a certain adoptive family profile, it could mean that you have found your baby’s adoptive parents!
You can start browsing Tennessee adoptive parent profiles here, or call 1-800-ADOPTION any time to get more information about families looking to adopt in Tennessee.
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