As you begin your adoption journey, there is plenty to get excited about, and once you become active with our agency, you can look forward to becoming the family you have dreamed of. Click here to get help now.

What is an Active Adoptive Family?

An active adoptive family is a family that has completed the screening and approval process and is ready to adopt a child. Being an active status family means that your profile will be shown to women considering adoption, and you can get matched when an adoption opportunity arises.

How to Become an Active Adoptive Family with American Adoptions

Get Information

Adoption has several steps, and before you begin the process, it can be helpful to learn more about what is required to pursue an adoption opportunity with our agency.

The best way to get information is to complete our contact form and connect with an adoption specialist who can provide you with what you need to pursue growing your family through adoption.

Keep reading to learn more about the steps to become active with our agency.

Connect with an Adoption Professional

Getting help from one of our experienced adoption professionals is an important step toward fulfilling your dream of adoption. The adoption professionals you work with can share information and answer any questions you may have that are specific to your family.

Your adoption professional is there for you from start to finish and will help you navigate this wonderful journey.

Fill Out an Adoption Planning Questionnaire (APQ)

When you work with American Adoptions, you will also fill out an APQ about your family that can help your adoption specialist find adoption opportunities that will be a good fit for your family.

The APQ consists of a simple set of questions that can help your adoption agency determine which adoption situations fit best with your family. These questions will cover topics such as your budget, the adoption relationship with the birth parents, medical history and race.

You can always revisit your APQ with your adoption specialist when needed. This allows you to adjust the opportunities you’re open to moving forward.

If you have questions about your APQ or how to adopt a child through American Adoptions, you can always contact an adoption specialist today to learn more.

Complete Screening and Home Study

Once you connect with your adoption professional, you can begin an important step—completing a screening and home study.

Your home study and screening will help you prepare your family and household for a child, which is required by most states to ensure adopted children’s safety.

Because we offer a full range of in-house services, including home study services, you will have the opportunity to be well-prepared for this aspect of the adoption process and ensure your home is ready for the newest member of your family.

Create a Family Profile

Your final step in becoming active is to create a print and video family profile—this will include pictures and videos of you and your family and written information.

This information will be used to show to potential birth parents who can get excited about your family when they see your profile.

This deeper look into your family, your surroundings and the type of environment and home you can provide gives pregnant women choosing adoption a chance to connect and envision the future life of the child.

In many cases, pregnant women will connect with a family over what may seem like smaller commonalities, but whatever that connection is, it could be the start of a wonderful, lifelong relationship and a brighter future for everyone involved.

You’re Active and Ready to Match

Once it’s complete, your profile goes live on our website. That means that women who are seeking adoption services and looking for the perfect family for their baby will see your family when they reach our adoption specialists or view adoptive profiles online.

Because we work with the largest number of pregnant women choosing adoption, you have more adoption opportunities through our agency. This gives you the best chance of matching with a pregnant mother who fits your APQ preferences.

What To Expect Once You are An Active Adoptive Family

Once you are an active status family with American Adoptions, an exciting new stage begins—you can be connected with the adoption opportunity you have dreamed of. With our low wait times, you can build your family faster and avoid emotional and financial distress because we also offer an industry-leading financial protection program that keeps your adoption budget safe in the event of a disruption.

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We give birth parents the opportunity to choose the best family for their baby, which means that when you get a call, and a birth mother is interested in you, you know that she is excited about your family.

Once you are an active adoptive family with American Adoptions, you can be reassured that we have the fastest wait times, and you will have unwavering support from our adoption specialists.

In addition to that, you also have financial protection that can give you peace of mind while you wait. Click here to speak to an adoption specialist and become an active family today.