If you’re considering adoption for your baby in Washington, you’re doing so because you want to ensure your child has the best life imaginable. The next logical question, then, is how to make sure that that’s what really happens. Choosing adoptive parents for your child can seem like a daunting task, and that’s understandable. These are the humans who will shape your child’s life and give them everything that maybe you can’t or aren’t ready to. This is exactly why we’ve honed the process of finding adoptive parents in Washington with American Adoptions.
Regardless of if you wish to find an adoptive family in Washington or elsewhere in the United States, your adoption specialist at American Adoptions will make sure you find the perfect fit.
The first step in finding adoptive parents in Washington is to think about the type of family you want your child to grow up in. If you don’t have an ideal adoptive family in mind, don’t worry! Your adoption specialist will help you to consider some potential characteristics:
Where do you see your child growing up? Are you passionate about finding adoptive parents in Washington? Some women want their babies to remain close by, while others envision warmer climates or different lifestyles. American Adoptions works with families across the country, so wherever you picture your child growing up can be a reality.
Do you picture your child having siblings? Maybe you have strong feelings about your child joining a family that already has children — adopted or otherwise. Maybe you’d prefer to place them with a couple who has struggled with infertility and is adopting for the first time. American Adoptions works with many different types of adoptive families, so any preferences you have can be accommodated.
What kind of lifestyle should your child’s adoptive family lead? Maybe it’s important to you that your child’s adoptive family share some of your own inclinations, like being into sports or music.
What values are important to you when considering adoptive parents? Some women wish to find adoptive parents whose religious values mirror their own. Maybe politics or work ethic is important to you as well. Whatever you feel strongly about, you’re sure to find your match in one of our hundreds of waiting adoptive families.
Is it important that your baby looks like his or her adoptive parents? Of course, your baby won’t share any DNA with them, but sometimes women feel strongly about placing their children with adoptive families of the same cultural background.
Once you and your adoption specialist have worked to determine what you’re hoping to find in families waiting to adopt, it’ll be time to start learning more about the families who work with American Adoptions. At our agency, we have not one but two forms of adoption profiles to help you get to know your child’s prospective adoptive family:
Print profiles: These serve as a sort of pamphlet that lets you learn about the basics about an adoptive family. You’ll get to read in their own words what their home environment is like, what they value, why they decided to adopt and more. You’ll receive several print profiles at once to flip through, and once you find one that interests you, your adoption specialist will provide you with that family’s second form of adoption profile.
Video profiles: When you see a family’s video adoption profile, you’ll get a sense of how they interact with each other in their home. You’ll get to hear them talk about their lives together, you’ll see any other children they may have, and you’ll start to become familiar with them and their mannerisms. It’s a great way to learn whether or not you can imagine your child in their home.
Once you find a family you feel strongly about based on their print and video profiles, your adoption specialist can arrange a conference call for you to meet them. From there, it’s up to you. You can meet them in person if you wish, or you can continue to communicate with them via conference calls or emails and texts as your pregnancy progresses. If you feel comfortable with them, these could be your baby’s adoptive parents!
We’d be remiss to write an article about how to find adoptive parents in Washington without including how American Adoptions screens everyone we work with. We have a rigorous screening process that ensures every family you learn about is fully and completely ready to adopt a child. Each family that works with American Adoptions has undergone:
An adoption home study, which is an assessment of a family’s readiness to adopt that includes background checks, home inspections and interviews with each member of the family.
Discussions with an American Adoptions social worker, who ensures they have fully grieved any infertility or loss and are both committed to and enthusiastic about adoption.
Conversations to ensure that they are comfortable with and committed to staying in contact with you throughout your child’s life.
No matter which adoptive family you connect with, we feel confident that they are capable of providing a safe, loving home for your baby. For more information about adoptive parents in Washington, call American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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