Find an Adoptive Family in Alabama
How to Find Adoptive Parents for Your Baby in AL
If you wish to find adoptive parents for your adoption in Alabama or anywhere else, American Adoptions can help. You can reach out to an adoption specialist today to get assistance finding the perfect adoptive family for your baby.
If you're considering adoption in Alabama, there are many advantages to working with a national adoption agency like American Adoptions. Our agency works with pregnant women considering adoption and couples looking to adopt from all over the country. As a pregnant woman considering adoption, you will have a broader range of adoptive families to choose from with a national agency, so you don’t have to limit your options to adoptive families in Alabama. This way, you will be more likely to find a family that feels right to you.
American Adoptions can help you make an adoption plan for you and your baby, no matter where you are in Alabama. We want to help you find your perfect adoptive family in Alabama or anywhere else in the United States.
Below are some of the more common questions that expectant mothers have when looking for a family that wants to adopt in Alabama:
Can I pick a family to adopt my baby?
Absolutely! You have complete control over the adoption process, including choosing a family waiting to adopt.
How many families want to adopt?
There are approximately two million couples looking to adopt in the United States. This means there are about 36 families waiting to adopt for every one child placed for adoption. If you are looking for adoptive parents for your baby, there are many to choose from.
When looking for adoptive families for my baby, what should I look for?
The answer to this question is different for every expectant mother looking for an adoptive family in Alabama. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Where do you picture your baby growing up? Do you picture them living with their family in the city, suburbs or the country? Do you see them living near the ocean or the mountains?
- Do you see your child growing up with siblings, or do you picture them being an only child?
- Do you want them to grow up in a home with pets to care for?
- Do you have an idea of what their parents would be like? What hobbies do they enjoy? What values do you want them to pass onto your child?
- How much contact do you want to have with your child’s adoptive family after the adoption is finalized? Would you like to exchange yearly emails or letters? Would you enjoy monthly or weekly phone calls or texts? What about arranging for them to visit you in Alabama?
When will I know if I’ve found the right parents for my baby?
This is a very common question for birth mothers who are creating a birth plan and want only the best for their child. Essentially, you’ll just know when you see the right family’s adoption profile!
Your adoption specialist will discuss with you your vision for your adoption and what you are looking for in an adoptive family. Then they will show you adoption profiles of couples that fit what you’re looking for. Here’s what happens once you’ve found a family you’d like to get to know better:
1. Talking for the First Time
Typically, your adoption specialist will arrange the initial conversation through a conference call. You’ll be able to ask them questions and tell them more about yourself. If the adoptive family lives in Alabama, your adoption specialist could arrange an in-person meeting.
2. Being Together at the Hospital
If the prospective adoptive family lives outside of Alabama, the first time both families meet may be in the hospital when the baby is born. As soon as you are in labor, they will travel to Alabama, so they can be there to support you as much as you’d like them to. If you would like to meet the adoptive family, you can spend time together before and after the baby is born.
3. Keeping in Contact After the Adoption
If the adoptive family lives outside of Alabama, they will need to stay in Alabama to complete the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) paperwork process before they return home.
After placement, you can continue to communicate with your child and the adoptive family however you both feel comfortable doing so. This is what’s great about an open adoption – you can make it what you want! You can look at open adoption family profiles here.
What if I already know people who want to adopt my baby?
American Adoptions can help you with this, too! Even if you have already identified hopeful adoptive parents in Alabama, you will still receive free birth parent services, including:
- Medical care
- Legal representation
- 24/7 counseling
- Financial adoption assistance for living expenses
- And more
It is always recommended that you complete your adoption through a professional adoption agency, even if you already have chosen your baby’s adoptive family. This way, you will be able to access all the professional services you are entitled to, both pre- and post-placement.
To learn more about finding adoptive parents in Alabama, call 1-800-ADOPTION for free information without obligation.
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